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Re: Shot Ye Olde Colt Government Model .45 [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #15975924 04/08/21
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For the last several years while likely future ban items were cheap that has been the focus of my collecting and still is when I see something on my want list reasonably priced along with four NFA items sitting in NFA jail now. At heart and soul what I really love collecting and shooting are nice classic blued steel and walnut guns. I hope to get back to more of that soon. I’d like to put a Colt Gold Cup Series 70 in the safe along with a Colt Gen two SAA and an original S&W 586, a pre war model 70 chambered in 300 H&H Mag, and a couple of JM stamped Marlins chambered in either .357 or 44 Mag and a 45/70 Gov. The fun of collecting to me is that never ending want list and making progress towards that never finished list.

I've got the prewar Winchester Model 70 covered with a really nice specimen, but not in .300 Magnum. Mine's in .30-06. Also, like the Government Model, totally unmessed with. No scope ever mounted on it. No mods whatsoever. In great condition, too. Love that gun.

The phrase they “don’t make em like they used to” was invented for such guns.

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Re: Shot Ye Olde Colt Government Model .45 [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #15975950 04/08/21
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Nice Colt. This one below was just given to me by my BFF. We walked a footbeat together on Hollywood Blvd and later on spent a year in Iraq in the same Reserve unit. He knew I liked Colt .45s and gave me this one. Said he had plenty.
Bob

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Re: Shot Ye Olde Colt Government Model .45 [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #15975957 04/08/21
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Here is a 1994 Colt Commander that has many not stock parts and I have shot and shot. It was a mutt inside when I got it in 1999 for $400. Then I started messing with it.

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I have plotted force vs distance in opening the slide after my recoil spring changes for 45 super.
Note the hysteresis loop due to friction.






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Here is a 1974 Colt that has never been fired.



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Re: Shot Ye Olde Colt Government Model .45 [Re: RGK] #15976031 04/08/21
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Originally Posted by RGK
Nice Colt. This one below was just given to me by my BFF. We walked a footbeat together on Hollywood Blvd and later on spent a year in Iraq in the same Reserve unit. He knew I liked Colt .45s and gave me this one. Said he had plenty.
Bob

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Wow! Very nice. When was it made?


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Re: Shot Ye Olde Colt Government Model .45 [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #15976059 04/08/21
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I love my 1911 I never shoot it much though, time to change my ways.


I would have got him too but a Dad Blam snow flake hit me in da eye....
Re: Shot Ye Olde Colt Government Model .45 [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #15976311 04/08/21
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Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
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Nice Colt. This one below was just given to me by my BFF. We walked a footbeat together on Hollywood Blvd and later on spent a year in Iraq in the same Reserve unit. He knew I liked Colt .45s and gave me this one. Said he had plenty.
Bob

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Wow! Very nice. When was it made?


'73 or '74. I have the original stocks and the split collet bushing put away. It groups TZZ lot #007 quite well at 20 yards.
Bob

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Originally Posted by RGK
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Nice Colt. This one below was just given to me by my BFF. We walked a footbeat together on Hollywood Blvd and later on spent a year in Iraq in the same Reserve unit. He knew I liked Colt .45s and gave me this one. Said he had plenty.
Bob

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Wow! Very nice. When was it made?


'73 or '74. I have the original stocks and the split collet bushing put away. It groups TZZ lot #007 quite well at 20 yards.
Bob

I had a Series 70 back in the 1980s. Wish I hadn't sold it in the early 1990s.


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To the OP. What a sweet 1911. You should treasure it. If it were mine, I think I'd be on the prowl for a pre-war commercial ACE to complement it.

Out of curiosity, what do you think the ivory grips are worth?

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"For all I know, those grips are worth about as much as the gun at this point."

You might also be able to say the same thing about the pictured 50-round box of Remington hardball, lol.

Nice pistol!

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Originally Posted by DMc
To the OP. What a sweet 1911. You should treasure it. If it were mine, I think I'd be on the prowl for a pre-war commercial ACE to complement it.

Out of curiosity, what do you think the ivory grips are worth?

I’ve seen some ridiculous prices for pre-ban ivory grips.


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Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
This is a real sweetheart. It's never been messed with in any way since it came from the Colt factory in the early to middle 1960s, when, as the Scottish say, I was but a wee lad.

It was apparently taken off a criminal in the middle Two-Thousands, because it was sold by the Sheriff's Department to the gun store down the street at that time. I saw it as it was being unboxed right off the truck with all the other confiscated guns from the Sheriff's Department that the gun store had just purchased, and when I saw it, I told the clerk (whom I'd known for a few years at that time) that I wanted that one, so he set it aside, and later we worked out a price. The price was excellent, as I recall, but I cannot remember what it was, exactly. Seems like it was around $600.00, though.

It came with the original hard rubber factory Colt grips (which I still have), but I took them off pretty quick for some nice Cocobolo, double diamond, checkered ones. Recently, It's been sporting these real elephant ivory grips that I purchased many years ago, back when it was still legal to import the stuff to the US. For all I know, those grips are worth about as much as the gun at this point.

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That's a real beaut' TRH. Does it bite the web of your hand? I have a Series 70 MK IV that draws blood on me.


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Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
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Very nice. I have a model 1918 Colt 1911 and you're correct. The sights are "crude" at best - I can hardly see them anymore.

Do you mean the Colt replica of the 1918, or an original 1918? Both would be cool.

Original.


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Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
It carries great IWB in my El Paso Saddlery C-Force holster. I can carry it comfortably all day in that holster, in combination with my Galco SB2 gun belt.

Do you like the open end (muzzle) of that holster? I prefer a closed end.


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Nice Colt there Hawkeye !

I love the rollmarks on that era Colt.


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Beautiful Colt you have there, one of the nicest I've seen!


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Re: Shot Ye Olde Colt Government Model .45 [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #15976904 04/09/21
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Very nice pistol TRH.

Love the Colt blue jobs from that time.

Re: Shot Ye Olde Colt Government Model .45 [Re: OrangeOkie] #15976927 04/09/21
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Originally Posted by OrangeOkie

That's a real beaut' TRH. Does it bite the web of your hand? I have a Series 70 MK IV that draws blood on me.

Thanks.

After running all that ammo through it, the top web of my right hand had a little abrasion to it, but no blood.


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Originally Posted by High_Noon
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It carries great IWB in my El Paso Saddlery C-Force holster. I can carry it comfortably all day in that holster, in combination with my Galco SB2 gun belt.

Do you like the open end (muzzle) of that holster? I prefer a closed end.

Doesn't bother me. In fact, it does what it's designed to do, which is to allow lint and dust to drop free rather than accumulate. What do you have against an open end?


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