History Firearm

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  1. Rifling82

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  2. PeeJay1313

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    Possibly
     
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  3. PeeJay1313

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    Nice story, thanks for sharing
     
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  4. PeeJay1313

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  5. PeeJay1313

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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 scb01_1024x1024.jpeg
     
  6. c3shooter

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    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.
     
  7. tac foley

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    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 -

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    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.

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  8. PeeJay1313

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    I appreciate the education..
     
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  9. PeeJay1313

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    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....
     
  10. PeeJay1313

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    This as a collector piece, not a history piece. I understand that, just clarifying for some people..
     
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  11. Rifling82

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    Pinch the the hammer and just ease it down as you pull the trigger
     
  12. PeeJay1313

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    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...???
     
  13. Rifling82

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    Take the flag out
     
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  14. c3shooter

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    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.
     
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  15. PeeJay1313

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    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..
     
  16. PeeJay1313

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    At this point, I'm not planning to shoot it..