Colt Brought Into The Shop

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Firearms4ever, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Yesturday afternoon a fellow brought in his Colt 1911 manufactured in 1944 and carried in WWII. He was asking if we could fix her up for him. So I asked him what did he want/need done to her and he said this, "I tried to do a some gunsmithing on her and I broke the grip saftey and some of the internals". I was about ready to smack him when I heard that :mad:. To make matters even worse he along with wanting her to be repaired, he also wanted to supe her up with stuff light night sighs, skeletonized hammer and trigger, and so on.
     

  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Tell him you lost it. Give him a different gun in compensation. Send that 1911 to me. I'll take good care of it.
     
  3. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I was able to convince him to sell it to us for $2,000 and I payed $1,500 to my boss. I had a friend of mine, who's a gunsmith, look at it and he said he can fix it so I'm going to have him fix her up, and give her to my wife for her birthday.
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    So... what stopped you? You already know his gun is broke down, go ahead and smack him.

    And I would have to agree with winds of change on this one.
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Thank you so much for rescuing that piece of history.
     
  6. CA357

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  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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  8. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think I would have offered him a brand new, already pimped out, Rock Island .45, in trade.
     
  9. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Pffft, should've showed him an XD45; he would've probably jumped at the added capacity .
    ;)
     
  10. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    Dude was trippin foreal. I mean, me personally i dont own any 1911's and not that fasinated with them(although i do like the stainless Colt's) aint no way in hell i would be lookin to sell a wwII firearm:eek:
     
  11. TraderJack

    TraderJack New Member

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    Aw... common guys... Likely, he just didn't know any better.
    Should have turned him on to one of these...
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  12. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Does that thing shoot plasma rounds or what, good grief.