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    A sad M1911A1..

    This US&S was found in a Western Washington barn while being demolished. It was between two walls... The good news is the gun was full of grease and it in very good good shape internally. The gent I bought it from said that he has fired it will no ill effects!!!



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    Any plans to try and restore it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    Any plans to try and restore it?
    Oh no, it is a great conversation piece as is!!!!!

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    Yes, I guess so - hopefully it doesn't worsen over time..

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    Is the SN# readable?

    I wonder if you can get any of its history from colt??:eek:

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    That's one 1911 I'd love to have. I bet it has some interesting history of actual war time shooting.

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    Now thats neat!!

    Too bad a piece of history was forgotten like that, but she's in good hands now..

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    Talking Gotta have SOME history

    Quote Originally Posted by propellerhead
    That's one 1911 I'd love to have. I bet it has some interesting history of actual war time shooting.
    Hidden in the wall of a barn??Id think it was illegally commandeered after a war or used in some sort of crime?? Like mebbe it was Clyde Barrow's at one time

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    If I had a barn, I'd be ripping down all the walls right about now

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    Cool What a great find.....

    Quote Originally Posted by John Holbrook
    Oh no, it is a great conversation piece as is!!!!!
    Exactly , you've got a piece of history there!!! A GREAT piece to display. Lucky

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    That is awesome! How much did you buy it for?

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    That just gives it a little character, I'd keep it just like it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut-
    That is awesome! How much did you buy it for?
    I traded an SW1911 for it....
    Last edited by John Holbrook; 07-24-2006 at 02:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Holbrook
    I traded a SW1911 for it....

    Good Trade!!!!!

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    I put a Colt USGI chrome lined barrel in it, and took this old war horse out and put a box of USGI hardball through it, and it purred like a kitten!!!!

    It was reasonably accurate also...

    I have said it before and I'll say it again, when your butt is on the line, have a M1911 in each hand...


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    ....I tought it was a 1911 will be fine (sic)?

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    The finish looks really cool. Like somethin made for a movie.

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    Thumbs up Us&s

    Very cool John Good Pittsburgh Steel!

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    Talking Maybe You'd find...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    If I had a barn, I'd be ripping down all the walls right about now
    Ya! Maybe You'd find the remains of Jimmy Hoffa!
    or "The REAL Killers" of O.J's wife and friend!

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    Ive seen that gun before. Isnt there someone custom finishing in that look?
    I believe that finish is called vertigris, specially sandblasted and colored to match the statue of liberty in the film, "planet of the apes" where Charelton Heston finds a project 1911 but cant find large pistol primers in the new world of apelike humanoids so reloading is really slow.

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