Saturday, September 11, 2021

A nicely done 1911 is a beautiful thing

 


11 comments:

  1. Nice and without a lot of frills

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  2. A little trigger work and decent sights and you are good to go to the National Matches. Past that, a National Match barrel and a tightened slide might help. Great firearm. I was raised with it and still love it.

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  3. My EDC is a COLT COMMANDER 80/converted to a 70 & a few more tweaks by WILSON! I have a COLT GOV'T same-same. It will be a EDC also WHEN I get the right holster. All this since TEXAS became a CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY STATE.

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  4. OOPS FORGOT...DAMN NICE WEAPON!!

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  5. I'm thinking that replacing those grips would be a good first step.

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  6. Original checkered grips are the best.

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  7. This ones better: https://www.wilsoncombat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/XP-FS6-96833-1024x621.jpg

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  8. In '64 I was weaned on a Mauser HSc that set me back $30 or so. Legal no question cash purchase. A year later Uncle taught me care & feeding of a 1911. Still content with a standard mil-issue 1911. Occasionally a Smith Model 27 catches my eye but I'll continue to dance with who brung me. Vet much regret losing the HSc in one move or the other.

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  9. As long as that backstrap is checkered, those grips are fine with a proper hold. And that bore looks a bit bigger than a standard 45. 50?

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  10. 8/10. Needs work.

    The hammer, trigger, and barrel bushing should all be the same midnight black.

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