1911 Bashing

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Davyboy, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    The fine old pistol below has been de-activated. This involves cutting slots in the barrell and welding in a solid rod. The firing pin will be cut and welded, the extractor ground off and the receiver ground out. What tails could this fine old weapon tell probably been through two world wars. THE INHUMANITY OF IT ALL. Makes me ashamed to be British.

    With old spec. deactivation certificate dated 1996.
    Very early model, serial no. 8418 made in November 1912.
    Also with very rare intact locking lugs on barrel and inside slide, and original grip panels.
    Its condition is excellent considering it is 98 years old. Fully field strips and dry fires. Complete with Colt lanyard magazine.
    When you can find one, they always have their locking lugs removed and they usually sell for over £1300.
    This is a rare opportunity to acquire a genuine icon for less.
    £925 post paid to any UK mainland address.
    Cheques take a minimum of 7 working days to clear.
     

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  2. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Can a weapon be "re-activated" by replacing components?
     

  3. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Yes they can especially old spec ones. However new spec has most of the components welded so is cost prohibative. This would be strictly illegal in UK
     
  4. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That's ok, I'm an American. Willing to ship overseas?
     
  5. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Sorry also illegal to ship to USA I think. There are thousands of such weapons in UK its a shame that military weapons cannot be shipped to America. I am sure however that antique weapons can be.
     
  6. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Bah... oh well, maybe it's not meant to be.
     
  7. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Hi Angry

    Here is a link to the selling site. I have done some research and it may be possible to export de-activated weapons. Check out the old spec 1928 tommy guns they go for buttons.

    Military vehicles, militaria and military classifieds
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I don't know if you ever saw any of the American commercials with the old Native American guy dripping tears at the sight of some trash-filled nature areas, probably not, but i just made the same face as the dude on that commercial. :( sad loss
     
  9. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    It's just a plain shame to do that to such a weapon. :(
     
  10. CA357

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  11. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Wow! That is sad. :(

    Did you purchase said weapon Davy? I am confused as to the $$ information, because most of our members are US based and I don't think a civilian ( Non-FFL holder ) can import a weapon. :confused:

    That just hurts and I think a small part of my 1911-Fanboy just died a very traumatic death. :(

    Crying Damn Shame.....

    JD
     
  12. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Hi Dillinger,

    No did not buy it. Once deactivated a gun is no longer classified as a firearm in UK. The situation on your side of the pond i am not sure of.