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Posted: 7/20/2005 9:48:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2005 9:50:07 AM EDT by V-Rod]
We appreciate 1911s for its beauty, style, and function. But sometimes we fail to appreciate this fine weapon have served more wars than any other issued sidearm. With that said, this thread is a tribute to the mighty daily carry, battle worn, drop and scratched, shot to shit 1911s
NO BBQ guns allowed

Inspired by RustedAce & Simplydynamic Post a PIX of your heavy used, finish worn 1911, and any related stories
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Link Posted: 7/20/2005 10:16:49 AM EDT
I dunno why, but I really like those sights..they look like they're almost drop-in replacements for USGI sights.
Link Posted: 7/20/2005 11:07:16 AM EDT
Lumpy will be along to post a picture of his Wilson.
Link Posted: 7/20/2005 1:03:58 PM EDT
Woe is me - I just had mine refinished!
Link Posted: 7/20/2005 1:08:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 3:52:23 AM EDT
I just refinished all of my 1911s. Damn.
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 7:13:11 AM EDT
I just bought a Loaded stainless. I'm curious, anyone have pics of a well used stainless pistol?
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 1:01:27 PM EDT
If y'all can wait 5 or 6 years, I'll be happy to post pics of my Colt Series 70 "repro"......


.....it's just to "pretty" right now.
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 2:54:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2005 2:56:29 PM EDT by mcgrubbs]
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 5:40:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By V-Rod:
We appreciate 1911s for its beauty, style, and function. But sometimes we fail to appreciate this fine weapon have served more wars than any other issued sidearm. With that said, this thread is a tribute to the mighty daily carry, battle worn, drop and scratched, shot to shit 1911s
NO BBQ guns allowed

Inspired by RustedAce & Simplydynamic Post a PIX of your heavy used, finish worn 1911, and any related stories
resized
img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/V-Rod/0260f478.jpg
img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/V-Rod/MEUSOC.jpg



Who makes that ambi-safety on those springers of yours?
I really hate the style that Kimber uses.
Thanks!
I bet if those guns could talk............
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 5:47:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:
Lumpy will be along to post a picture of his Wilson.




Its never been in a battle, but its been reliable and on me almost everyday for 5 years:





Just your average piece of shit, soon to break, poorly put together, over priced Wilson thats NEVER malfunctioned.
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 5:49:45 PM EDT
Lumpy, I've seen those pictures before, nice btw, but never noticed you mainspring housings. They're almost like inbetween arched and flat. What are those??
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 5:51:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JJREA:
Lumpy, I've seen those pictures before, nice btw, but never noticed you mainspring housings. They're almost like inbetween arched and flat. What are those??




"Wedge" housing.

Ed Brown and Wilson both still offer them I believe. I like it. I prefer the wedge shape or an arched MSH.
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 5:54:57 PM EDT
Shoot! I just put a fresh coat of black primer on my beast. I'll have to get a pic when the metal wears thru again.
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 6:11:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2005 6:12:25 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

Originally Posted By markm:
Shoot! I just put a fresh coat of black primer on my beast. I'll have to get a pic when the metal wears thru again.




You paint your Eurotrash tupperwear?
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 6:30:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By JJREA:
Lumpy, I've seen those pictures before, nice btw, but never noticed you mainspring housings. They're almost like inbetween arched and flat. What are those??




"Wedge" housing.

Ed Brown and Wilson both still offer them I believe. I like it. I prefer the wedge shape or an arched MSH.



aaaah, that's interesting. Thank you. I got to tell you, I don't recall ever seeing them before. That's pretty cool.
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 6:37:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By markm:
Shoot! I just put a fresh coat of black primer on my beast. I'll have to get a pic when the metal wears thru again.



You paint your Eurotrash tupperwear?



Chinese 1911, you overpriced 1911 buyer!
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 6:42:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2005 6:42:56 PM EDT by AJohnston]
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 6:47:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mcgrubbs:
See all those shiny spots?? No finish left there.... I really like it when people ask me about the three worn spots on the frontstraps. I tell them: "My fingers go there. The marks come from use."




I have a CZ75 like that, no finish on the backstrap, and three worn spots from my fingers...... I am having issues with rust spotting there due to a lack of finish


I keep painting my 1911s that wear through, USGI or Modern 1911s, I don't buy Commie guns


Wish I had a badly worn 1911 to show you guys, my SPringfield has only mild wear and a small amount of pitting on th eejection port from water in the leather
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 6:54:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2005 6:56:02 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

Originally Posted By markm:
Chinese 1911, you overpriced 1911 buyer!




You complete Commie bastard.



AJ, I dont think anyone that recognizes a Swenson gun will ever think of them as BBQ guns.
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 6:58:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By markm:
Chinese 1911, you overpriced 1911 buyer!



You complete Commie bastard.



WalMart should start carrying Norincos! It would go great with all of the other cheap chinese shit they sell!
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 8:26:15 PM EDT
I haven't ever seen reference to BBQ guns. What does that mean?
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 8:27:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Maddogkiller:
I haven't ever seen reference to BBQ guns. What does that mean?




Its a Southwest thing
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 1:37:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Maddogkiller:
I haven't ever seen reference to BBQ guns. What does that mean?



When the family/friends gather (for a BBQ for instance) and you don your best jeans, highly polished cowboy boots (bonus points if they're made from exotic skins), your fanciest bolo tie, your biggest "rodeo" belt bucke holding up an elaborately tooled gunbelt and holster.....in which resides a particular pistol that you'ld be proud to wear in church. It's gotta' be "real purdy", either highly polished nickel or a blue so deep, you can see your reflection in it from across the room. Bonus points for exotic wood or ivory/scrimshaw grips......mucho-bonus points for elaborate engraving on the pistol.

Such a pistol is a "BBQ gun".
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 4:57:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2005 4:57:52 AM EDT by SIMPLYDYNAMIC]

Beat this one!!! another MEUSOC pic. this was one of my team mates.


another one of mine.
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 6:41:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 7:42:21 AM EDT
Old School 1917 vintage 1911.
I carry this regularly when I'm in the US.

Link Posted: 7/22/2005 1:51:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By J_E_D:
Old School 1917 vintage 1911.
I carry this regularly when I'm in the US.

homepage.mac.com/bagdemagus/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2003-11-20%2005.41.19%20-0800/Image-1F8705741B5E11D8.jpg



Man I love the old school stuff, great pixs so far
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 2:00:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 2:20:51 PM EDT
Here's another oldie but goodie - 1914 issue.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/CStan/1914Colt.jpg
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 2:39:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2005 10:42:42 AM EDT by DienBienPhu54]


battle worn Norinco 1911
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 3:41:05 PM EDT
This was my Great-Grandfathers. The Serial number is in the low 5 digits. He carried it in the war, then brought it home and it guarded his house til he died. Now it guards mine. It looks worse in the picture than in real life, but there is some what I have been told is "blood etching" on it. I was 8 when he died, so I never got to ask him about it.....
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 4:01:08 PM EDT
That is awsome! make sure that is passed down for century's!
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 5:13:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By barrysuperhawk:
This was my Great-Grandfathers. The Serial number is in the low 5 digits. He carried it in the war, then brought it home and it guarded his house til he died. Now it guards mine. It looks worse in the picture than in real life, but there is some what I have been told is "blood etching" on it. I was 8 when he died, so I never got to ask him about it.....



I would be careful with those old two tone mags, I have one and it started getting stress cracks near the back of the feed lips, you should use a newer surplus GI mag and save the two tone.
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 9:12:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
If that's an ORIGINAL "two tone" magazine, it may be surprisingly valuable. Store it and use a
newer, less collectible mag for daily carry or duty use.

Sweet 1911. I have one made in 1918, myself. It was refurbished at the Augusta Arsenal in 1964 by the stampings, and it has some but a not of wear to the OD parkerized finish that was applied at
that time. My father bought it for 14 bucks in 1964 or 1965 via the DCM and NRA.

CJ



I know exactly what it's worth. I've got some GI mags that work fine.
I use the two-tone mag at the range. I run about 100-1000 rounds a year through it.
It's the best stock 1911 or A1 that I've ever owned. It does not jam, even with Hydra-Shok or other social engineering ammo.
Link Posted: 7/23/2005 10:50:45 PM EDT
Here's mine,
recently returned to an "all Correct" !944 Ithaca....
I love these old 45's

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/mjfrog1/1911a1leftside.jpg
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 1:50:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SrBenelli:

Originally Posted By Maddogkiller:
I haven't ever seen reference to BBQ guns. What does that mean?



When the family/friends gather (for a BBQ for instance) and you don your best jeans, highly polished cowboy boots (bonus points if they're made from exotic skins), your fanciest bolo tie, your biggest "rodeo" belt bucke holding up an elaborately tooled gunbelt and holster.....in which resides a particular pistol that you'ld be proud to wear in church. It's gotta' be "real purdy", either highly polished nickel or a blue so deep, you can see your reflection in it from across the room. Bonus points for exotic wood or ivory/scrimshaw grips......mucho-bonus points for elaborate engraving on the pistol.

Such a pistol is a "BBQ gun".





Thank You SrBenelli. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 7:21:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SIMPLYDYNAMIC:
i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/simplydynamic/silver.jpg
Beat this one!!! another MEUSOC pic. this was one of my team mates.

i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/simplydynamic/pistol.jpg
another one of mine.




I think you win again
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 9:34:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 6:46:46 PM EDT
ive had this for -/+ 15 years now 180,000 rds, and on my 8th finish and i still love it. thick and thin ive carried the hell out of this para.
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 8:51:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:
www.adcofirearms.com/junkpics/1911oldies.jpg




Oooo nice...a Remington and 2 Colt 1911's (one of the Colts looks transitional? As does the Remington?) And an RR 1911A1...

VERY nice!
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 1:37:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2005 1:56:20 AM EDT by Greg_357]
Here's mine. Currently on duty in Iraq. Qualified with her the other day, no jams!
Standard 25 Meter qualification which consists of 7 rounds standing, 6 & 7 rounds with magazine change kneeling, 5 & 5 rounds w/mag change crouching, and 5 & 5 rounds w/mag change from the prone, all timed. 194 points out of 200. When I got this gun it was packed in GAA (Grease, Artillery and Automotive). While the finish is worn, detailed stripping too degrease (done with diesel) revealed the sear, disconnect and extractor were like new. Since no jams, I've stopped carrying the M9, and carry the 1911A1 as my side arm instead. It is much faster getting into action than the double action M9, and easier to hit with, due to the consistent trigger pull. I LOVE the 1911!!!
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b149/jmpmstr/Range45.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b149/jmpmstr/RemingtonRand.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b149/jmpmstr/RemingtonLeft.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b149/jmpmstr/target.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b149/jmpmstr/cleaning2.jpg

Link Posted: 7/28/2005 2:21:18 AM EDT
i love to own a 1911 before i die... i don't know if i'll ever justify it though... i'd have no idea where to even start with which one to buy.... go stock or go all tactical-goober
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 10:24:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jar3ds:
i love to own a 1911 before i die... i don't know if i'll ever justify it though... i'd have no idea where to even start with which one to buy.... go stock or go all tactical-goober




Buy a Colt 1991A1, a Springfield Mil-Spec, or Kimber Custom (stay simple) chambered in .45ACP. Get some Wilson or McCormick magazines, buy standard velocity 230gr ammo for it, learn the way to clean and lube it, RESIST the urge to replace parts on your own, and make sure any modifications you do make to it enhance its performance and are done by someone that knows the gun. Odds are very good you'll end up with a gun you trust and shoot well with.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 10:49:06 AM EDT
+1 to lumpy's post.

You will NOT regret it.


Every American man should own and be proficient with a 1911 capable of defending innocent lives.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 6:03:02 PM EDT
Great Pics!
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 10:57:13 AM EDT
My late father's Norinco:



And after I got it back from EGW this spring:





Link Posted: 7/30/2005 11:19:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:

Originally Posted By barrysuperhawk:
This was my Great-Grandfathers. The Serial number is in the low 5 digits. He carried it in the war, then brought it home and it guarded his house til he died. Now it guards mine. It looks worse in the picture than in real life, but there is some what I have been told is "blood etching" on it. I was 8 when he died, so I never got to ask him about it.....



I would be careful with those old two tone mags, I have one and it started getting stress cracks near the back of the feed lips, you should use a newer surplus GI mag and save the two tone.



I keep a couple of Shooting Star mags loaded and ready to go next to it in the safe. The two tone mag rarely gets used anymore...
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 11:48:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2005 11:49:29 AM EDT by Painter]
Does this one belong to LEAD?
Looks nice

Link Posted: 7/30/2005 6:43:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Painter:
Does this one belong to LEAD?
Looks nice

img37.imageshack.us/img37/1198/silver2mx.jpg



Looks like "LEHD" to me.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 6:50:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CitySlicker:

Originally Posted By Painter:
Does this one belong to LEAD?
Looks nice

img37.imageshack.us/img37/1198/silver2mx.jpg



Looks like "LEHD" to me.



You might be right. I wonder what it means?
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