Look what I found!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by hyper3cube, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. hyper3cube

    hyper3cube

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    So helping clean out my grandmother-in-laws basement, before she puts her house on the market, I came across an old 5 gallon paint bucket. Inside the bucket were 7 cans of smokeless powder and a large paper bag. Inside this bag was and old leather holster, a red plastic box containing a Luger and a loose 22cal western style revolver. Her husband was a Korea War vet and an avid gun collector, sadly he died in 2000 . I opened the holster to reveal a Sistema Colt mod 1927(according to the registration card, also in the bag, it was registered to him in April 1970)! This room was his workroom containing his bench and reloading gear. Nobody goes into this room, except my wife, who has a computer setup in there for when she visits. So this bucket has been sealed up for at least 10 years. My Grandmother just gave me the Sistema and the revolver to my wife, the Luger which she was taught to shoot on is being contested by my wife and her uncle (who is a Catholic priest) so we'll see about that one. She also gave me all the reloading gear!
    here are some pics of my new 1911 from 1945!
     

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  2. ndhill

    ndhill ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Stinkin awesome! :wow: Hope you're going to clean it up and shoot it!?
    (by clean it up i just mean clean it and oil it, not remove that great petina.)
     

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    hyper3cube

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    I put on those new grips, didn't want to mess up the original ones, and I's ordered all new springs and firing pin. Of couse I will be saving all the original parts, all the serial numbers match even the mag! I completely cleaned the pistol, I love the look and feel it has, even the bore is nice! not a spec of rust or pitting, just some scratches and digs on the frame, but what would you expect from a service pistol?
    Will hopefully get to the range next week!!!
     
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    fredj338

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    Very nice old 1911. Never do any mods to it, you'll ruin any collector value.
     
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    Or at least if you do mods make them reverseable.

    Nice pistola.
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Nice find... better give your Grandmother an extra hug for that one!
     
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    Good for you! See it pays to be a helpful person!!
     
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    Congrats!

    Looks nice. :)
     
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    SouthpawShootr NRA Life Member

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    That sort of thing makes cleaning up relatives hobby rooms worthwhile.:supergrin:
     
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    John Hatcher Romeo Charlie

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    Wow it doesn't get better than that. Your a lucky guy!
     
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