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SlackO
August 4, 2000, 10:09 AM
Anyone know or recommend any good ones?

Mal H
August 4, 2000, 10:12 AM
Moving to the Smithy forum...

stuckatwork
August 4, 2000, 01:17 PM
What do you want to know?

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SlackO
August 4, 2000, 02:53 PM
I just bought 1917 Colt 1911 Governtment Model, not all original, but in reasonably good condition:

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=811601&a=5898366&p=25606286&Sequence=0

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=811601&a=5898366&p=25606297&Sequence=0

I think I want to get it re-blued, and put some nice wood grips, and get a good barrel for it to make it a nice historical but regular shooter. It's ser.# c 888xx and I think there were like 24,000 made. It's never going to be original enough to be a museum piece but I'd really like to see it restored.

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zot
August 4, 2000, 07:32 PM
nice gun, I'd leave it as is,only 24,000
made. I'd think the value on its original
finish would be worth more.

Ledbetter
August 4, 2000, 10:38 PM
I saw the photos before they got carnivored and I agree--as is.

Congrats on the find.

Ledbetter