close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Usgi

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by deadite, Jan 26, 2010.


  1. deadite

    deadite
    Expand Collapse
    Groovy.

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2002
    4,380
    2
    Location:
    In an ancient slumber..
    Got a new camera, so I wanted to share. :)

    Here is my well-worn Colt 1911 made in 1918.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    deadite
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
    #1 deadite, Jan 26, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr
    Expand Collapse
    DirtyThirty fan
    CLM

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    36,037
    395
    Location:
    Troy
    Crap,.......:faint: That's sweet!
     

  3. bubbaskyjacker

    bubbaskyjacker
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    42
    0
    nice, history
     
  4. bac1023

    bac1023
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    101,841
    2,449
    Location:
    PA
    Very nice.
     
  5. MoCop

    MoCop
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    1,751
    23
    Location:
    Missouri
    Wow!!:wow:

    If that gun could talk, I'm sure it could tell quite a few stories!
     
  6. deadite

    deadite
    Expand Collapse
    Groovy.

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2002
    4,380
    2
    Location:
    In an ancient slumber..
    Thanks!!

    Btw, I've told the story about this Colt in a couple other threads.

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1058905

    deadite
     
    #6 deadite, Jan 27, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010
  7. okie

    okie
    Expand Collapse
    GT Mayor

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2001
    64,670
    1,525
    Location:
    Muskogee Ok.
    Very nice my friend:supergrin::wavey:
     
  8. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer
    Expand Collapse
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    10,539
    1,533
    Location:
    Somewhere in the air.
    Beautiful!

    When I first looked at the title for this thread I thought it was going to be about some Japanese guy!

    ;)
     
  9. deadite

    deadite
    Expand Collapse
    Groovy.

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2002
    4,380
    2
    Location:
    In an ancient slumber..
    Thanks, Okie!


    :rofl:

    deadite
     
  10. deadite

    deadite
    Expand Collapse
    Groovy.

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2002
    4,380
    2
    Location:
    In an ancient slumber..
    I also have the original box of ammo from WWII. Hopefully, when I take some pics, I can find the ammo, too. :)

    deadite
     
    #10 deadite, Jan 27, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010
  11. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi
    Expand Collapse
    NO BRASS FOR U!

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    1,956
    0
    It don't look particularly worn to me, just has a nice patina.
     
  12. deadite

    deadite
    Expand Collapse
    Groovy.

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2002
    4,380
    2
    Location:
    In an ancient slumber..
    That's a good way to look at it. :)

    deadite
     
  13. RonS

    RonS
    Expand Collapse
    Millennium Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 1999
    12,305
    1,942
    Location:
    Oh, USA
    Honorable scars of battle.
     
  14. yerscattergun

    yerscattergun
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2003
    2,779
    0
    I bet you can still protect your life with that gorgeous piece. Unlike
    a Mimber or Springfield. :cool:
     
  15. deadite

    deadite
    Expand Collapse
    Groovy.

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2002
    4,380
    2
    Location:
    In an ancient slumber..
    That's the way I look at it, too.

    deadite
     
    #15 deadite, Jan 28, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010
  16. deadite

    deadite
    Expand Collapse
    Groovy.

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2002
    4,380
    2
    Location:
    In an ancient slumber..
    It still shoots really well with ball ammo. Every once in a while I take her out and run some ammo through. I made sure to install a Wilson Combat shock buffer to protect the frame from cracking. The steel is a little softer than new guns and the steel hardening processes were a little lax during wartime demand.

    deadite
     
  17. yerscattergun

    yerscattergun
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2003
    2,779
    0
    Good idea. I wouldn't shoot it that much either.
     
  18. deadite

    deadite
    Expand Collapse
    Groovy.

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2002
    4,380
    2
    Location:
    In an ancient slumber..
    I'm more likely to wear it out by fondling it every day. ;)

    deadite
     
  19. bac1023

    bac1023
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    101,841
    2,449
    Location:
    PA
    :rofl::rofl:
     
  20. deadite

    deadite
    Expand Collapse
    Groovy.

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2002
    4,380
    2
    Location:
    In an ancient slumber..
    My bad for not holding down the Caps key. :)

    deadite