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Old 01-21-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Here is my 1911 my grandfather gave me when he passed away. I want to send it to a custom 1911 smith for work/restoration. I think it's pretty good as is though

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Old 01-21-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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Here is my 1911 my grandfather gave me when he passed away. I want to send it to a custom 1911 smith for work/restoration. I think it's pretty good as is though
Wouldn't do a thing to it, man. Other than keep it wiped down.
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I have my granddads Belgian A5...take it out every now and then. Reminds me of bird hunting w/him.

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Picture doesn't show the compensator he put on in. He shot it into his 80s and put things on it he shouldn't. I want to have the comp removed and restored.
In case u can't make out its colt mark4 gov model series 70

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Plus I have about 5k coming for a 1911 and want to buy a custom and use some of the money to restore my colt. Restoration comes first due to sentimental reasons

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Plus I have about 5k coming for a 1911 and want to buy a custom and use some of the money to restore my colt. Restoration comes first due to sentimental reasons
From the picture I see, unless it just doesn't function, I'd leave it alone. Maybe some of the colt guys can confirm this, but I think if it still looks good, you are actually destroying the value by having it restored.

Something to consider...I keep granddads gun the way he had it...all the places with blueing rubbed off are that way because HE rubbed it off over the years by using it. That's what really makes it special to me.
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That's a sweet Colt! Haven't seen grips like that before, are they custom?

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No idea - they were in my grandfathers things (not in the gun) he had put on some competition grips due to him getting old I guess

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That's a sweet Colt! Haven't seen grips like that before, are they custom?
Friend of mine has the same gun, and it has those grips also. Leads me to believe that they may be original.

You can bet somebody will be along soon that knows for sure...
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Yeppers, that's a fact!!

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