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Old January 11, 2005, 07:00 PM   #1
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ww2 1911

my grandmother has a 1911 from ww2. it was her brother's. i dont think it has been fired in quite a while, but last time i got to look at it, it looked like it was kept up. no rust or corrosion. can i shoot this gun or not? will it handle new ammo? thanks

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Old January 11, 2005, 08:34 PM   #2
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Unless there's a problem, you can shoot it, and shoot it with modern ammo.

I'd recommend shooting standard 230 grain ammo, and not the +P hotter ammo.

As a military pistol, it may or may not be reliable with modern hollow-point ammunition.

To be on the safe side, have it checked by a gunsmith.
Sometimes these souvenir guns may have had parts removed, or may have problems that might be unsafe.
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Old January 12, 2005, 09:39 AM   #3
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thanks, i'll get it checked out first.

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Old March 16, 2005, 07:46 PM   #4
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Hollow Point

I have experenced the hollow point delema on the M1911A1. My best suggestion is not to use them at all. When I tried to use them they would jam almost every time. I even tried other brands and got the same resualts . When I use the standary military type ball ammo (FMJ Target) I had no problems .
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