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I was a 95B so carried one for 3 years. Mine was a good one could actually shoot pretty decent with it :biggrin:
 

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I was a 95B so carried one for 3 years. Mine was a good one could actually shoot pretty decent with it :biggrin:
Carried one in the USMC. I was an Air Deliveryman (Rigger). I made this one up to look like the one I carried in Vietnam.



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I carried on when I was in Nam. And in states as a MP also. When I left military after 13 years I kept on packing one.
I have a nice selection of 1911's all Colts. Except for one mistake and I riding my self of the Kimber.

1941 Colt USGI
1951 Colt Commander 9mm
1972 Colt Combat Commander
1997 Colt Officer
2001 Colt LTW Commander
2003 Colt Defender
2007 Colt Agent
1990 Colt Mustang
 

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I have a WWII Colt 1911A-1 that I shoot on occasion. I bought one of the new Colt WW1 reproductions and it has an excellent trigger, and a one piece barrel unlike the Springfield Armory line of 1911's. I also have a 1966 mfg Colt Government Model LNIB, and I don't shoot it. Saw one listed on Gunbroker for $1650. I remember when you could buy them for $87.50 or a Gold Cup for $125.
 

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I also remember that and you could just mail away for it and it was delivered to your door. Too many criminals out there now adays, such a shame.
 

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I also remember that and you could just mail away for it and it was delivered to your door. Too many criminals out there now adays, such a shame.
Yep, as soon as it became known that Lee Oswald's Carcano rifle was
ordered through the mail, Congress put a stop to all that with the
GCA 68. And don't we all feel safer now?:rolleyes:

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I have a 1918 manuf. government model that I still occasionally shoot. Went through a Rock Island Armory re-build prior to WWII. Still has the Remington bbl, 1911A1 grips, hammer and trigger from the Arsenal. Been to Vietnam with MY MP Father and was his duty weapon from 1954-1970. This gun has more charactor than any "original condition" clump of steel that rode a desk or was parked in some Officers closet.
 

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I'm sort of annoyed at Uncle Sam for not letting me carry one back in 1972 when I was drafted. Instead, it took me 20 some odd years to "discover" the best handgun ever designed. When I think about all the Colt's I could have owned by now.....:(
 

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Check-out these prices;


 

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Almost makes you cry now. Tracy
 

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Isn't that amazing, out of all those classic weapons, that .22 cost the most?
 

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I was a 95B so carried one for 3 years.
Me too (US Army 1977-1980). In Korea we had 1911s dating back to WWII - some of the guys bought new barrel bushings, cleaned up the lock-up, etc. to improve acccuracy. We had a real good armorer in our unit who would do minor work on anyone's issued gun, so long as it didn't violate regs...
 

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Here's a page out of the 1918 Colt Catalog.
You could buy a Government Model for $22.00.

Notice the bottom line: "Accidental Discharge is Absolutely Impossible With The Colt Automatic Pistol."


 

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It also answers the question of slide release vs. slingshot method.

The answer is ---------------slide release! Tracy
 

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Yup, every couple of months it's brought up and re-hashed over and over. Tracy
 

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Neat post, Tex.

Do you have a picture of the cover or something with the date on it?
 
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