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Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-17-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By The Wizard
I am rich! When my unit turned in its M1911A1's...

I am rich! When my unit turned in its M1911A1's and was issued the M9 we were told to send spare magazine to DMO. 24 in the wrap magazines never made it to DMO.
Forum: Colt 02-03-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By The Wizard
Bad material choice!

Bad material choice!
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 01-22-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By The Wizard
Being guys, I realize WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING...

Being guys, I realize WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING MANUALS! But just in case you really want to know how to put the pistol together check this out...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 01-22-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By The Wizard
A couple of questions: 1) Does this happen ONLY...

A couple of questions: 1) Does this happen ONLY after the slide stop has been activated by the follower of an empty magazine? 2) If you manually apply the slide stop does it still happen? 3) How much...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 01-16-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By The Wizard
Because they are prettier!

Because they are prettier!
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 01-16-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By The Wizard
Without being able to see if they are properly...

Without being able to see if they are properly marked I would be hesitant to place an order.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 01-02-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By The Wizard
Those were very common modifications back in the...

Those were very common modifications back in the day!
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 12-10-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By The Wizard
Being a 1942 pistol it was produced under German...

Being a 1942 pistol it was produced under German occupation, so you never know what could have happened!
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 11-25-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,090
Posted By The Wizard
One shot - One kill!

One shot - One kill!
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 11-25-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,090
Posted By The Wizard
If you cannot hit what you are aiming at with the...

If you cannot hit what you are aiming at with the first 13 rounds one more is not going to help!
Forum: Colt 11-21-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By The Wizard
Although it was said "with tongue in cheek",...

Although it was said "with tongue in cheek", there is some truth in the statement. For some, Colt's good name maybe enough to provide "reasonable expectation" that the pistol will "hit the broadside...
Forum: Colt 11-21-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By The Wizard
Yes, I should have used functioning instead of...

Yes, I should have used functioning instead of reliability. With regards to "accuracy" I meant both grouping and sight regulation. I direct you to Federal Specification D-P-355a, September 16, 1964,...
Forum: Colt 11-21-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By The Wizard
I guess the bottom line is if you purchase a new...

I guess the bottom line is if you purchase a new Colt you have no reasonable expectation that it will be able to "hit the broadside of a barn" at 3 feet!
Forum: Colt 11-21-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By The Wizard
I agree that the firearms are "tested" but what...

I agree that the firearms are "tested" but what level of testing is it?
Forum: Colt 11-21-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By The Wizard
Does Colt Test the Accuracy/Reliability

Over on the military 1911 board I chimed in on the thread "Question on GI 1911 Accuracy" with the accuracy requirements for the M1911A1 as called for in the military specification (D-P-355a). I began...
Forum: Site Questions & Suggestions 11-21-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 917
Posted By The Wizard
Still messed up!

Still messed up!
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 11-19-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,969
Posted By The Wizard
FM 23-35 does state that the maximum effective...

FM 23-35 does state that the maximum effective range (MER) of the M1911A1 is 50 m. But remember that the Army's definition of maximum effective range is the distance that a typically trained soldier...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 11-19-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,969
Posted By The Wizard
Dan13, you got me to wondering. If at 15 yards my...

Dan13, you got me to wondering. If at 15 yards my theoretical POI is 1.5 inches above my POA, then at what range will my POA be coincident with the POI? Well, using this calculator (...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 11-18-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,969
Posted By The Wizard
I am not saying anything. All I am doing is...

I am not saying anything. All I am doing is quoting what is stated in the standard. You will have to draw your own conclusions based on the facts provided.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 11-18-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,969
Posted By The Wizard
From the rebuild standard: At 15 yards; point of...

From the rebuild standard: At 15 yards; point of aim at 6 o'clock of a 3 inch diameter circle, at least 4 shots out of 7 within or cut the edge of the sighting image; mean point of impact shall be...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 11-06-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By The Wizard
Actually, tank crewman were issued their personal...

Actually, tank crewman were issued their personal weapon, i.e. pistol. Small arms that were part of the tank's equipment were submachineguns i.e. M1928A1, M1, M1A1 or M3.
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 10-31-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,776
Posted By The Wizard
"Some time next year"! I sure hope they mean the...

"Some time next year"! I sure hope they mean the beginning of the year.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 10-31-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By The Wizard
Unless you have absolute proof that it was issued...

Unless you have absolute proof that it was issued to the USMC just because it happens to fall in the serial number range does not add to value it already has as a GI M1911A1.
Forum: Colt 10-30-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By The Wizard
Cylinder & Slide has reproduction lanyard loop...

Cylinder & Slide has reproduction lanyard loop magazines. At least the list "in the white" ones on their website. I picked up 3 when I got my O1911. Did the naval jelly thing to them and it turned...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 10-24-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By The Wizard
I suggest you do a search in this forum for...

I suggest you do a search in this forum for "recoil spring guide". There are several threads on misinstalled guides and how they are handled.
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