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Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 738
Posted By 1saxman
In light of the corrosion/pitting, I guess I was...

In light of the corrosion/pitting, I guess I was hasty with that estimate. That will really cut into value.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s Today, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By 1saxman
Having the original-type grips with the expected...

Having the original-type grips with the expected shrinkage and apparently unused condition does reinforce the idea that it might be original, because pulling that off would be a 'museum-quality'...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-23-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 738
Posted By 1saxman
The old springs may be weak. The recoil spring...

The old springs may be weak. The recoil spring might be letting the slide batter too hard which would cause it to crack at the 90 degree angle at the rear of the spring tunnel. If you put it a...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-23-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By 1saxman
That's a good puzzle! Looks like an M1911 barrel...

That's a good puzzle! Looks like an M1911 barrel being fully blued, but no marking on top.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-22-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 738
Posted By 1saxman
Before shooting it again, you should replace the...

Before shooting it again, you should replace the recoil spring with a 16#, and the firing pin spring with an 'extra-power'. These come as a set from Wolff springs. As for shooting left, this is...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-22-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By 1saxman
A Colt replacement slide with the 'M1911A1.....'...

A Colt replacement slide with the 'M1911A1.....' is kind of a rare bird. Unfortunately it really doesn't help this pistol's value or verification which is not looking that great mainly because of the...
Forum: ARs ONLY 02-20-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By 1saxman
The Colt lowers were marked '.223' for a long...

The Colt lowers were marked '.223' for a long time after the barrels were chambered in 5.56. My 2006 AR15A3 (6721) is marked the same way. I don't know how long it continued.
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 02-20-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By 1saxman
Lol

Lol
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 02-20-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By 1saxman
It wasn't FEG - it was Kassnar here in the USA...

It wasn't FEG - it was Kassnar here in the USA who ordered the guns and used family initials for the model numbers in a random fashion.
The question of 'S&W internals' is invalid because the DA...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-16-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By 1saxman
Well, it looks a heluva lot better now!

Well, it looks a heluva lot better now!
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-16-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,000
Posted By 1saxman
You could get a good trade on the Risdon WWII mag...

You could get a good trade on the Risdon WWII mag toward the correct 'two-tone' one.
Forum: Colt 02-16-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By 1saxman
In that case at least you won't need a different...

In that case at least you won't need a different mag.
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-12-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By 1saxman
3O745 is a rejected lot of mags. I've never seen...

3O745 is a rejected lot of mags. I've never seen one that worked. A fairly common mag that works is the 1M291.
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-12-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By 1saxman
Keyes Fiber grips, pretty common, std. A1 rear...

Keyes Fiber grips, pretty common, std. A1 rear sight, Scovill magazine 'S'. All magazines were blued, no Parkerized.
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-12-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By 1saxman
Replace at 2,999 rounds.

Replace at 2,999 rounds.
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-12-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By 1saxman
If you have to ask, chances are you should not...

If you have to ask, chances are you should not mess with the grip bushings. It is very easy to cross-thread them and risk ruining the frame or at least have an expensive repair. Most of the time its...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 02-11-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By 1saxman
And for most any non-military purpose imaginable,...

And for most any non-military purpose imaginable, 15 rounds of .30 Carbine should be adequate in a semi-auto. Like all other M1 carbine owners, I accumulated many magazines including some...
Forum: Colt 02-10-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By 1saxman
'O' is 'O Frame', meaning '1911'.

'O' is 'O Frame', meaning '1911'.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-10-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By 1saxman
No, they were not blued, because that would have...

No, they were not blued, because that would have meant polishing, which would have 'knocked down' the roll marks. They were taken off the line before polishing but after roll marks, then Parkerized...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-09-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By 1saxman
The hard slide is not refinished. Colt received...

The hard slide is not refinished. Colt received an order for slides during the Korea emergency. Not being tooled up for military slides, they simply took their standard Government Model slides off...
Forum: Colt 02-08-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,192
Posted By 1saxman
'I also believe 70 series Colts should have the...

'I also believe 70 series Colts should have the original checkered walnut grips w/ Colt medalians.'

Now that we can agree on! My 1953 is refinished in a non-original way so I don't mind playing...
Forum: Colt 02-07-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,192
Posted By 1saxman
What he said on the grips. Forget about those...

What he said on the grips. Forget about those originals. even non-shrunk ones are ugly.

https://i.imgur.com/HdXbHN7.jpg
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-04-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By 1saxman
Good grief, guys, it doesn't have a receiver, a...

Good grief, guys, it doesn't have a receiver, a charging handle or an ejection port. Of course its a prop, but not one that would ever be used as a stage prop - its not that good. Just a gag of some...
Forum: ARs ONLY 02-02-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,007
Posted By 1saxman
Dot sight. Not really precision shooting at 100...

Dot sight. Not really precision shooting at 100 yds but if you are sighted in properly you can hit a grapefruit at that range. A lot of the precision depends on how big the dot is - the smaller the...
Forum: ARs ONLY 02-02-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 574
Posted By 1saxman
Too many problems with 7.62x39 in the AR...

Too many problems with 7.62x39 in the AR platform. The CMMG rifles are probably the best version yet because they have a .308 bolt adapted for the caliber. The 5.56 bolt in the other rifles is simply...
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