My 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Millerlite, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Millerlite

    Millerlite New Member

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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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  2. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Wouldn't do a thing to it, man. Other than keep it wiped down.
     

  3. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    I have my granddads Belgian A5...take it out every now and then. Reminds me of bird hunting w/him.
     
  4. Millerlite

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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
     
  5. Millerlite

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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
     
  6. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    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.
     
  7. vincent

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    That's a sweet Colt! Haven't seen grips like that before, are they custom?
     
  8. Millerlite

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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
     
  9. Chandler51

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    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... :)
     
  10. vincent

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    Yeppers, that's a fact!! :D
     
  11. Millerlite

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    I'm thinking now to take it to ten rings (they are here in San antonio) to just take compensator off and a good clean.

    Then maybe pick up a Wilson cqb (one for sale here for 2k- prob offer $1600-1700 see if I can get it). Then turn sights on Ed brown lol
     
  12. Chandler51

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    Ooohhh...I'm growing not to like you :D

    (just a little envy, that's all ;). )
     
  13. HOSSFLY

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    I belive those are Herrett double diamond grips- had a couple sets myself-
    As for as restoration IF you have it done let COLT only do it & keep the paperwork :cool:
    Heres one from another fourm member that had Colt do his -

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  14. Chandler51

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    WOW! That's so perfect, it almost doesn't look real!!

    I knew somebody would have the 411 on the grips...thanks, HOSS!
     
  15. vincent

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  16. Millerlite

    Millerlite New Member

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    Thanks Hoss. A few more pics with comp on that I hate! And close up of the grips
     

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  17. HOSSFLY

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    That comp just comes off like a regualar barrel bushing- no biggie at all :)
    Yes, it is ugly & useless :(
     
  18. HOSSFLY

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    Theres no finish as pretty as a perfect deep dark blueing :cool:
    Thats how I want the top one done but just cant right now --but soon hopefully-

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  19. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Yep, off in about 5 secs...you still have the original bushing?
     
  20. Millerlite

    Millerlite New Member

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    Nope guess he didn't keep it. I'll take Hoss's advice and send to colt to get it tip top