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"Retro" Colt 1911's

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by h2o-5o, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. h2o-5o

    h2o-5o Owned by Pugs

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    I've been on a bit of a "retro" kick lately. At least retro inspired, if not true to form. I got a Colt ANVIII (01911ANVIII) a few months ago, and earlier this week took delivery of a Colt Talo WWII "Armed Forces" (01970A1MA).


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  2. h2o-5o

    h2o-5o Owned by Pugs

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  3. JGguns

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    Very nice. I love the classic looking pistols.
     
  4. skdmrklcy

    skdmrklcy Duck and Cover

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    I love the retro pistols as well. I just picked up a 70 Series Colt, and love it!
     
  5. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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  6. bac1023

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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  7. thecableguy

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    If I ever buy a Colt I want one of those.
     
  8. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    Very nice. The walnut grips definitely look more period correct than the cocobolo ones.
     
  9. agtman

    agtman 10mm Spartiate

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    So old it defines "retro" ...
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    An original WWI Colt 1911. Born-on date: 11/1917.

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  10. chakup

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    I've been bit by the same bug
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  11. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    :agree: OP, nice collection!

    Spur hammer, solid trigger (even if it's not a Quack Trigger), minimalist billboards, fine cocking serrations (none of front)...
     
  12. jedi573

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    That WWII reproduction is kind of a weird mix of features, isn't it? Shorter 1911-style grip safety tang, wide hammer, double diamond grips, and the front sight looks like the older version too.

    You're making me want to get a retro-looking 1911, though! :)

    Andy
     
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  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Talo seems to get Colt to put out some interesting stuff.

    I just saw an Ithaca that was "modified". A real GI Ithaca. Made me want to cry.
     
  14. brisk21

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    Ive always wanted one of those "Talo" retro series 70 Colts with the old rollmarks. That would make a heck of a base gun. I just hope that someday when Im ready I can find one.
     
  15. djackson

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    very nice, love the classic look
     
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    Congrats, Very Cool. :cool:
     
  19. CMG

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    Nice looking pistols.

    I prefer the modern versions for shooting (more comfort for me), but the classic lines are still easy on the eyes.
     
  20. Two Guns

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    I love the classic look.