my 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by greenfrogalc, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. greenfrogalc

    greenfrogalc New Member

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    Someone give me some info about my 1911.it has colts pt fa mfg co hartford conn usa on the right side just above the grip,the sereal number starts with small letter o just like this o61xxx
     
  2. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Go to the Colt forum and those guys will tell you the day it was made. LOL A hyperbole but not much.
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    What do you want to know???
    My mind reader app is broke---
     
  4. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Gotta agree with Hoss. What exactly are you wanting to know?
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Pics? Any pics?
     
  6. maddoggjw

    maddoggjw New Member

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    Got my Sig 1911 C3



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  7. SigArmored

    SigArmored New Member

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    Congrats great looking pistol!
     
  8. jgoertz

    jgoertz New Member

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    My 1911 toys!

    Note: see next post.
     

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  9. jgoertz

    jgoertz New Member

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    I bought this 1911 from an acquaintance for $700. He needed the money. I'd like to know what brand it is, or at least more about it. What it's actual value is is not that important because I would have given him almost anything he needed (No job and no medical ins. with med. bills).

    Anyway desc. As follows:
    - condition, 98%
    - on frame: Caspian Arms Ltd., Wolcott , VT
    - Ser. #501xx
    - No other markings anywhere; slide, barrel, etc.
    - fully adjustable rear sights (target?).
    - rubberoid laminate on grip safety.
    - action very smooth and moderately tight.
    - bore is excellent.
    - Series 70.
    - solid trigger w/no overtravel adj. (needs it).
    - moderately sized mag well.

    I would guess that it is some kind of built up pistol, but I don't know. I have searched the Internet with no luck. Caspian Arms shows only aftermarket parts on their site.

    Any ideas?
     

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  10. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Caspian frames and slides are used often for builds. To really get an idea of value, you would need to know who the builder is.

    I see a lot of them at Service pistol matches with similar sights to what you have. So someone probably built that one as a gun for matches.

    It's not a true series 70 since it doesn't use the collet bushing, but it is a pre series 80 design.
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    First off--
    Caspian is gud stuff :)
    As for the slide every Caspian slide i've ever seen is marked with their logo-
    Only slide i can recall messing with with no markings at all was Essex---
    Looks like someone did a good build :cool:
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    Guess the OP left us to do something with his thread :rolleyes:
     
  12. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I see that it has evolved into a "everyone else's but my 1911" thread.

    Foster is the parent company for Caspian and they will sell blemished frames and slides that do not have the Caaspin markings, and the slides will be unmarked. Usually just cosmetic blems and can be a good value for the money, when they are available. Seen a few builds with Foster frames and slides, that will really stack rounds.
     
  13. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Gud to know Doc :cool:
     
  14. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    The trick is catching what you want, in stock. since they are blems, you never know what they will have in stock that is blemished.

    Link to their page though:

    http://www.fosterind.com/
     
  15. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Thanks- gotta save that-
    Used to have excellent results with Caspian stuff--
     
  16. jgoertz

    jgoertz New Member

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    I'm gonna shoot it tomorrow for the first time. I'll post a range report.
     
  17. jgoertz

    jgoertz New Member

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    Also, I apologize if I high jacked the thread. I couldn't figure out how to start a new one on the phone.
     
  18. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    No sweat--
    OP wasn't useing it :eek:
     
  19. jgoertz

    jgoertz New Member

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    Caspian Arms Range Report



    Well, I was a little disappointed:
    - accuracy: multiple brands, 120 rds. shot, 230 gr. FMJ; fair- 15yds offhand about 4". Could be due to poor lighting at indoor range, black on black target sights, and 70 yr. old eyes with implants.
    - numerous FTFeed's especially with the first round in the mag. (Wilson Combat, Chip McCormick and Kimber mags. No probs with my other 1911's). Round would jam at an angle and not enter the chamber.
    - numerous failures to go into battery.
    - several failures to slide-lock on empty.
    - trigger gritty, with no over-travel adj., and slightly excessive take-up.
    - no peening on rails or lugs.
    I'm going to do another range session using one brand of ammo for consistancy (probably WWB or UMC) and note which mags have the FTF's. Also I'll put some white paint on the front sight.

    Other pointers would be appreciated.

    I do see a trip to my 'smith in Franklinton.
     
  20. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Little spot of paint WILL help---
    Shoot the snot outta it ;)