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Posted: 1/25/2006 8:04:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 9:35:08 PM EDT by Slimbo]
I picked up my first 1911 today, boy she's a beaut. Its a Colt gold cup national match, with less than 50 rounds fired through it. It's still in its original box, and WAS absolutly perfect, untill some jackass broke into the gun store and stole a wad of handguns, and the SOB just threw them all in a pillow case. Needless to say he wasnt very smart, and the guns were retrieved 2 days later. So my Colt has a few scratches in the bluing, and the grips are beat up, but mechanically its in mint condition. It came with 8 Colt mags, 2-2mag pouches, leather holster (a usgi chest mount flyboy rig) a manual , 300 rounds of once used brass and some assorted parts for 700$. When the stupid waiting period is over (damn canada) Ill be sure to take some pictures! I cant wait to get her home!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:00:45 AM EDT
Nothing like Pure Pony Sweetness!!! Congrats and DO post pics!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:24:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 4:26:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 4:27:27 PM EDT by Slimbo]
SGB, in a previous post about this pistol you mentioned changing out the mainspring for a heavier one. What number of spring should I get? and which manufacturer is preferred? Will it hurt the gun of I run a couple mags of 230 ball through it before the spring gets here? Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 4:30:56 PM EDT
Congrats on the new pistol. Good luck with it. 1911, the only way to fly.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 4:39:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:31:47 PM EDT
Is the mainspring also called a hammerspring? I cant find a mainspring anywhere on the brownells website, but I did find the variable rate recoil spring on there.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:24:00 PM EDT
welcome to the brotherhood..
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 5:18:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
welcome to the brotherhood..



plus 1 it will not be your last
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:10:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 7:11:19 PM EDT by SGB]
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 12:15:14 AM EDT
Thanks for clearing that up. I go pick her up in the morning!
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:29:01 AM EDT
Congrats PICTURES
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 9:28:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By usagold:

Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
welcome to the brotherhood..



plus 1 it will not be your last



+1

Congrats and welcome to the club!
Now that you have the disease, there's no turning back!
You'll have a half dozen before you know it.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 4:53:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RSF45:

Originally Posted By usagold:
Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
welcome to the brotherhood..



plus 1 it will not be your last



+2

It DOES get into the blood! I bought an old war surplus Ithica (Ronald Reagan let 'em back from China... God bless him!) and smithed it into good shootin' shape. It is my primary defense gun... NEVER a misfeed, FTF, FTE, etc. I have had more jam-ups with my Smith & Wesson Model 27 than with my .45! AND it digests EVERYthing I feed it (as long as it says .45 on it... it doesn't like 9mm for some reason). [sarcasm OFF]

My second was inherited from my dad... who got it from a friend who apparently (he tells everyone) enhanced his paycheck by dipping into the company's coffers... did some felony time and therefore my dad got it. I call it Lucrezia Borgia... beautiful on the outside, ugly on the inside... very amateurish work done on it inside... but it shoots reliably and I've had it checked out by a gunsmith.

Enjoy, and do post pics here, OK?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:32:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 9:33:24 PM EDT by Slimbo]
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 2:56:35 AM EDT
nice
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 6:06:45 AM EDT
thanks!
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:20:37 AM EDT
Very nice gun! If scratches are the sort of thing which bothers you, there are a multitude of refinishers out there ready to help. Personally, the story which came with the gun is cool. My first semi-auto (early 90's) was a brand new S&W 4006. It had been scratched when a gunshop burglar broke the display case and the heavy glass fell onto several guns. I got a nice discount for the "damage" and never let it bother me.

Happy shooting!
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:44:58 PM EDT
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