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Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By 1saxman
I agree that Anniston is typically 'ANAD'. I...

I agree that Anniston is typically 'ANAD'. I thought maybe that as late as it was done, 1983, which was also the year in which the M9 was adapted as the military pistol, perhaps things were a little...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By 1saxman
I'm seeing a re-Parkerized pistol. Maybe I'm too...

I'm seeing a re-Parkerized pistol. Maybe I'm too picky about certain 'tells' - we'll see what others think. Whatever, its already higher than it should be even if it were really 'untouched'. One...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 04-03-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,224
Posted By 1saxman
There will be a new normal but I think most of us...

There will be a new normal but I think most of us will approve. Hand washing and no hand-shaking probably will continue for a long time if not permanently. Like already mentioned, tele-commuting is...
Forum: Colt 04-02-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 1saxman
Do not replace the link and pin. Many Colts have...

Do not replace the link and pin. Many Colts have a loose link pin and it means nothing. The pin is captured when the gun is assembled. What you can do is stake the pin in. you will mess up the barrel...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-02-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By 1saxman
The black thing holding the wood grips on is the...

The black thing holding the wood grips on is the head of a grip screw. You can't see the grip bushings with a grip on the gun except you can see the bottom with the magazine out where it may be...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 04-02-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By 1saxman
Augusta is AA. Anniston is A, and its 4/83. We...

Augusta is AA. Anniston is A, and its 4/83. We know its Anniston because they dated them.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 04-02-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By 1saxman
Definitely re-Parkerized. Its in the Colt serial...

Definitely re-Parkerized. Its in the Colt serial number range that was duplicated by Ithaca and its in the range for a 'double-stamp', which is the 'M1911A1....' on slide and frame. As rebuilds go,...
Forum: Colt 04-01-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By 1saxman
This is a fool's errand. The barrels are left 'in...

This is a fool's errand. The barrels are left 'in the white' because they will be scratched during operation and any bluing or coating will be made to look crummy with just a few rounds. Taking the...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-31-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 975
Posted By 1saxman
LOL! I do treat my guns like I treat my mowers,...

LOL! I do treat my guns like I treat my mowers, and vice versa! The youngest mower was made in 2007 and the oldest in 1989 - this one on loan to my SIL. I go get it every spring and fix it up again...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-30-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 975
Posted By 1saxman
I can see why! That's a good-looking A1.

I can see why! That's a good-looking A1.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-29-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 975
Posted By 1saxman
There are reasons for what you're seeing. Lets...

There are reasons for what you're seeing. Lets just discuss the mainspring housing since the early and late ones look very different. On the M1911 with flat housing, there was no particular reason...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-29-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 975
Posted By 1saxman
No, they didn't leave parts on a gun during...

No, they didn't leave parts on a gun during refinish. The parts to be refinished would typically go into a Manganese Phosphate tank for a darker finish than the slide and frame with Zinc Phosphate....
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-28-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 975
Posted By 1saxman
They weren't trying to make M1911A1s out of them....

They weren't trying to make M1911A1s out of them. If the part did not need replacing they left it on. Still, it could have been done during WWII - or later.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-26-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,042
Posted By 1saxman
Be sure to include the grips in the Ballistol...

Be sure to include the grips in the Ballistol soak - its great for wood. Later, scrub them with a toothbrush to clean out the checkering. You might find a pit behind each rust spot or you might get...
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 03-25-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By 1saxman
The VA law and many others are '1 handgun' a...

The VA law and many others are '1 handgun' a month, and CCWs are exempt. Its really a nothing burger compared to what we prevented from passing. I mean, if you really want to buy more than one hand...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-22-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By 1saxman
'This small journey of discovery had gotten me...

'This small journey of discovery had gotten me very interested in these firearms. Such a cool piece of history.'

Careful, its highly addictive and a lot of fun. Your 4-digit Government Model was...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-21-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By 1saxman
If you want to shoot it, make sure it has a new...

If you want to shoot it, make sure it has a new 16# recoil spring and an 'extra-power' firing pin spring. These come in a set from Wolff Springs.
Personally, I favor the full-checkered Colt...
Forum: Taurus 03-21-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By 1saxman
Clean and lube is always the first suggestion....

Clean and lube is always the first suggestion. One reason is that you might spot something during the process that is causing the problem. The other is it just might be all it needs. Without knowing...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-21-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By 1saxman
Usually its about $15 Priority Mail plus whatever...

Usually its about $15 Priority Mail plus whatever the FFL charges. My FFL only charges me a total of $30 for this which is really great.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-21-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By 1saxman
There are more ergonomically-sensible carbine...

There are more ergonomically-sensible carbine kits for the 1911 if you really want a .45 ACP 'pistol-caliber carbine' based on a 1911.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-21-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By 1saxman
Manganese Phosphate.

Manganese Phosphate.
Forum: ARs ONLY 03-20-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By 1saxman
Clean and lubricate the rifle. Could be a sticky...

Clean and lubricate the rifle. Could be a sticky chamber from the finish on the steel cases (on some ammo and not others) resulting in poor extraction.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-18-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By 1saxman
'Smack it hard' Never forget a music...

'Smack it hard'

Never forget a music associate of mine went shooting with me and I let him shoot my M1 Carbine. The first thing he did was slam the mag up into the well so hard it stuck. I was...
Forum: ARs ONLY 03-18-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By 1saxman
Oops, meant to put that in 'Rifles', not 'AR's....

Oops, meant to put that in 'Rifles', not 'AR's. And BTW, you can forget about that SKS project; I sent the stock back and sold the SKS. I have never encountered such a Rube Goldberg contraption in my...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-17-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By 1saxman
You can find many kinds of USGI barrels in new or...

You can find many kinds of USGI barrels in new or very good condition. I believe I would keep it G.I., given a choice.
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