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Old October 9, 2012, 04:08 PM   #101
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My oldest firearm- 1918, US Property marked

Modified with a target front sight sometime in the past 90+ years. Shoots well on the very rare shooting trip, and reliable.


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Old October 9, 2012, 04:20 PM   #102
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Chris_B,

That 1918 1911 is absolutely priceless in so many ways (and yes I hope the range trips with it are rare unless it just to show ).

Do you know (or is there a way) the complete story of the pistol?

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Old October 9, 2012, 05:00 PM   #103
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I shoot one mag per year

Only info on the pistol is that it went to Springfield Armory for inventory around May of 1918. I don't know if that was preparatory for overseas transport, or if it was to go into storage
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Old October 9, 2012, 05:26 PM   #104
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My one and only 1911!
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Old October 9, 2012, 05:58 PM   #105
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spyderdude,

Very nice--Was there a waiting period? I am always reading about the Ruger Order Backlog (man I wish I would have bought a few shares several years back--not Quite Apple but I'd take it! ).

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Old October 9, 2012, 06:18 PM   #106
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old colt U.S property stamped
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Old October 9, 2012, 07:08 PM   #107
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Man would JMB be PROUD to see his gems functioning a century after the fact (typing that just makes you think about the magnitude and utter significance of it all ).

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Old October 9, 2012, 07:38 PM   #108
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Old October 9, 2012, 08:16 PM   #109
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WOW guys...the latest additions are incredible! Chris that 1918 gun is gorgeous...there's a story in that gun Im sure.

And happy to see a happy Ruger 1911 owner - its VERY tough to get one of those right now
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Old October 9, 2012, 08:28 PM   #110
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I didn't have to wait for it except the 24 hour time frame I went through because it was on layaway. My LGS had a few of them in stock. I haven't shot it yet but it is a well built 1911 and feels like one that costs twice as much. I've read countless positive reviews and it really seems like a lot of gun for the money.
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Old October 10, 2012, 01:56 AM   #111
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Old October 10, 2012, 10:26 AM   #112
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Old October 10, 2012, 04:45 PM   #113
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Jeez, thanks guys. But if you look at K511's Model of 1911, it's nicer and looks like it might be all-original

Alien- that's a seriously nice 1911
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Old October 10, 2012, 05:33 PM   #114
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SIG 1911 XO / SA 1911 custom / Colt Gold Cup / Colt 70 Series / SIG P226 e2 / Browning High-power / Walther PPQ / G34 / G19 / G21 / G22 / S&W M-19 / Hk USP 40 / Rem 870 / Rock R. AR-15

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Old October 10, 2012, 09:53 PM   #115
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lol after seeing all these great 1911's I have to ask....how did you all get those pics looking so sexy and professional with all the fancy backdrops, etc?? Did any of you actually hire a photographer?

It truly is like reading Playboy.....ya know.....the classy P-O-R-N
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Old October 10, 2012, 10:34 PM   #116
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Agreed--Many of these pics are breathtaking (in particular when compared to mine, for example, which was taken with an "average" cell-phone camera at best, namely, a Galaxy Nexus S). I am already "in-line" for the new Galaxy Note II which has a much nicer camera (it's big and I call it a phablet).

I would bet 80% of the pics were via a cell-phone but would think that some of the gems that are even staged were "shot" by some serious multi-media hardware!
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Old October 11, 2012, 12:41 AM   #117
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Same pistol, different grips:

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Old October 11, 2012, 06:40 PM   #118
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Old October 11, 2012, 06:49 PM   #119
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STI RangeMaster .45ACP with VZ Operator II grips





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Old October 12, 2012, 10:48 PM   #120
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Old October 13, 2012, 06:46 AM   #121
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Man....these just make me wana pony up for one more 1911...the're the classic handgun for sure.
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Old October 13, 2012, 11:43 AM   #122
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Old October 18, 2012, 04:37 AM   #123
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old, beat up, paid $500 for it. i trust my life to it
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Old October 18, 2012, 10:24 AM   #124
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lol after seeing all these great 1911's I have to ask....how did you all get those pics looking so sexy and professional with all the fancy backdrops, etc?? Did any of you actually hire a photographer?

It truly is like reading Playboy.....ya know.....the classy P-O-R-N
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Agreed--Many of these pics are breathtaking (in particular when compared to mine, for example, which was taken with an "average" cell-phone camera at best, namely, a Galaxy Nexus S). I am already "in-line" for the new Galaxy Note II which has a much nicer camera (it's big and I call it a phablet).

I would bet 80% of the pics were via a cell-phone but would think that some of the gems that are even staged were "shot" by some serious multi-media hardware!
Really it is not that hard to take a good pic even with a cell phone these days. It is all about the light and the back drop. You can build a simply light box out of PVC and a few clip lamps with the right bulbs to produce nice images. I am by no means a good photographer but with a simple setup and a $500 Cannon I can take these type of pics.



Here is a great link with all the info you need. To take great pics. I love this design because you can change the size if you want. It is also easy to change the back drop whenever you want.

http://www.pbase.com/wlhuber/light_box_light_tent
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Old October 18, 2012, 03:10 PM   #125
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Took some new pics today so I figured I'd post a couple more, hope y'all don't mind!


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