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Discussion in 'Wanted' started by PeeJay1313, Sep 22, 2020.
Nice story, thanks for sharing
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Kinda change of subject. I recently purchased a Samuel colt engraved engraved 1911 commemorative. I may or may not ever fire it. I recieved it, "supposedly" unracked(unless done by manufacturer), mag never removed, chamber flag still inserted from factory. But the hammer is cocked. Questions is, do I uncock it or leave it as i purchased it??? And please explain your response.. Thanks FTF
PeeJay- beautiful Colt. The slide was removed by the engraver to do that work. I would "ease springs" and lower the hammer- gently. Since being cocked serves no purpose and leaves the hammer a trifle more exposed to accidental damage. If you ever chambered a round, that would cock it.
Sir, the descriptive term High Wall, and the little brother Low Wall, is usually applied to the very first rifle designed by J M Browning - the Winchester Model of 1885. He sold the design to Oliver Winchester of the Volcanic Rifle Co. Inc and it was a HUGE success in many calibres. The High Wall refers to the high reinforcing web - the 'hump' around the breech block - for the larger cartridges, like you can see in my own .45-70 Govt model -
As I don't have a Low Wall, I can't show you the difference, but imagine the 'hump' cut back in a straighter line.
I appreciate the education..
Your opinions are greatly respected. Thanks C3. Now, to be honest. I have handled many 1911's. But each Era is slightly different, and I haven't handled this particular version. So I ask ya C3, can you explain the best way to decock it? The sequence i need to perform to keep things to a minimum. For now, i wish to keep this as untouched as possible....
This as a collector piece, not a history piece. I understand that, just clarifying for some people..
Pinch the the hammer and just ease it down as you pull the trigger
The chamber flag is still inserted and so is magazine. At this point, its out if battery. So, im assuming the trigger won't release the hammer?? Yes I'm being a lil particular "right now". Sorry, but I appreciate everyone's help.... Maybe I should have made a separate thread for this...???
Take the flag out
If you are not going to shoot it, and plan to leave it in the box, leave it cocked- hammer will not go down if not in battery. While it runs counter to my personal tatstes, many collectible engraved firearms are meant to be showpieces as a work of art, and not fired. If you do shoot it, store with hammer down. And still- a very pretty gun.
So, in battery(flag out). mag inserted, hammer should drop(controlled drop)with trigger pressed??? Should I reinsert the stock trigger flag? For collectable purposes, at this point..I'm over asking for possible future purchases..
At this point, I'm not planning to shoot it..