SS Colt.

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by limbkiller, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Well I finally got the pistol I bought in June. Was dirty as hell. Been sitting since 1984. Cost me $400 so I did alright. Took me 2 1/2 hrs to clean it up. Will take a hike in the woods tomorrow and shoot it. I don't shoot at indoor ranges or at paper. How boring. If that all there was to shooting I would stop shooting. Here are a few pics.

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  2. SigArmored

    SigArmored New Member

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    Great looking piece woulda like to have seen the before pics.
     

  3. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    That is a great looking 1911. $400 for a Colt? You did great on that deal.
     
  4. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    You STOLE that pistol for $400!!!
    I totally agree about shooting inside, I've spent thousands of rounds outdoors and only shoot inside once.. Can't wait to read your report!
     
  5. HOSSFLY

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    Dam, $400? :confused:
    "Tween you & Cane i'll never find another ole Colt :mad: :D
     
  6. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Why couldnt i find a deal like that when looking for my first 1911 damn it, damn it all too hell. :-D
     
  7. canebrake

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    Great snag Ed.

    You wanta make a quick $50? [​IMG]

    My Colt roster is missing a MK IV.

    Enjoy your new-found friend.
     
  8. limbkiller

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    Well I might as well stick the range report here. The gun wouldn't shoot at all. I loaded up a few mags and click, rack, click, rack, click,........................ My fault as when I got the gun I knew that it had never been fired and had sat since 1984. I took it all apart on Saturday and polished the trigger bow and few other things and got a great trigger pull. Oiled and greased everything, but, I didn't take out the firing pin. The firing pin was frozen in place. How stupid of me. DUH!!! anyway I broke it down in the woods and finally got it shooting. I had to use a pocket knife to get the pin and spring out. Long story short I got it shooting. Two-three rounds a mag, then four-five and finally the last three mags all eight.
    Here are a few pics of the shoot. Remember I don't waste my time shooting indoors. ALL MY SHOOTING is done outdoors hiking in the woods, 20,000 rds or so a year. I took a Metro Arms Serial # 000056, Kahr Cw .40, and the Colt.

    In the field work bench.
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    Daniel one of my sons shooting the MA. It ate everything as usual. 2,000 rds and never a hiccup.
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    It's finally shooting!!!
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    I spend so much time hiking in the woods with my kids (now grown) and grandkids hiking, shooting and fishing that this is the way I think my wife pictures me.
    A back wards cave man. LOLOL
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  9. misterballistic

    misterballistic New Member

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    It's a 1911, classically styled, stainless, and a Colt...judgement: I like!
     
  10. canebrake

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    ^ Hey, that's the way I pictured you too! [​IMG]
     
  11. Pasquanel

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    Well now that you went and wore it all out I'll give you $ 450 for it :p
    Good deal congratulations!
     
  12. canebrake

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    With all that Jeremiah Johnson gunsmithing he did, I bet he won't take a dime under $475! [​IMG]
     
  13. bartwatkins

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    Great snag on the Colt!!!!
    Glad you got it up and running. Really enjoyed this thread!!
    Best of all is the 'caveman' pic - complete with the leg bone!! I couldn't help humming the tune to "2001 A Space Oddessy" when I saw that....
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  14. canebrake

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  15. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    I'll see what I can do this weekend about more brass in the air. Thanks for the idea. That would be cool. I was just glad it was shooting after spending the huge sum of $400 for a first run of SS 1911's from Colt. LOL