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Old 09-02-2011, 03:39 AM   #21
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Yea true I have a few of granddads guns he was a collector

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Old 09-02-2011, 02:48 PM   #22
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I think you should just keep it since it was your grandfather's. My grandfather gave me his Arisaka he brought back from Japan after WWII, and I'll never sell it even though I've been offered $700 for it before.

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Yea I'm gonna keep it its pretty sweet

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Old 09-02-2011, 04:03 PM   #24
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Yea I'm gonna keep it its pretty sweet
As someone who sold an heirloom in his youth, I can tell you your decision is a good one.
Carry on!
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Good decision.

What you have is what I would call a "Heirloom Shooter."

To you it is priceless but shooting will not devalue the gun.

Just be sure you shoot only 230gr ball ammo and never any +P or hot loads in her. The early production 1911s were produced with a much lower grade of metal than today's handguns. The military 1911s were spot heat treated and are susceptible to failures from simple stress-cracking to catastrophic failure. (It looks like there has been some repair work done.)

As long as you use target loads like the WWB you should be fine.

Enjoy your priceless "Heirloom Shooter!"

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Old 09-02-2011, 07:01 PM   #26
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Yea it gets compliments every were I also have his detective 38 special pistol if u guys wanna see it and tell me what u think

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Here it is



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