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Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 07-12-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By walterrego
The video of Legacy Collectibles firing the...

The video of Legacy Collectibles firing the 'battlefield pickup" is interesting. The host didn't say if any attempt was made to brush all the rust out of the frame, chamber and barrel and what may...
Forum: Revolvers 07-12-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 994
Posted By walterrego
The 5" Model 14-2 letters as one of 24 identical...

The 5" Model 14-2 letters as one of 24 identical 5" revolvers shipped to American Wholesale Hardware in Long Beach CA in January of 1964. That sure seems like an order for a local police agency but I...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-09-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,166
Posted By walterrego
Ren Wax also works well on old factory cardboard...

Ren Wax also works well on old factory cardboard gun boxes, many of which are worth in excess of $100 these days. The acid free properties of the wax are a major plus.
Forum: Revolvers 07-06-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 994
Posted By walterrego
Here is a scarce S&W Model 14-2 that letters as a...

Here is a scarce S&W Model 14-2 that letters as a 5" and a Model 27-2 5" with the Patridge front sight option.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-05-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By walterrego
There was a dealer at one of the larger gun shows...

There was a dealer at one of the larger gun shows here in SouCal that used to buy a lot of guns from estates. Then he would price them according to the latest Blue Book. I always made a point of...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-02-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By walterrego
I posted a message a couple of weeks ago...

I posted a message a couple of weeks ago regarding the problem I was having fitting a new Fusion grip safety to my Series 80 Colt Lightweight Commander. The nose of the grip safety wasn't contacting...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 06-23-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By walterrego
Lt. George H.W. Bush carried a Smith & Wesson...

Lt. George H.W. Bush carried a Smith & Wesson Victory Model in .38 Special in a shoulder holster when he served as a pilot of an Avenger Torpedo Bomber during WWII. He gave it to one of the crewmen...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 06-13-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,578
Posted By walterrego
My Lightweight Commander with the frame done with...

My Lightweight Commander with the frame done with Metalife electroless nickel and stainless small parts from Wilson Combat, Ed Brown and a couple others.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-11-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By walterrego
I used a safe edged fine cut file and carefully...

I used a safe edged fine cut file and carefully removed some metal from the top of the mainspring housing where it was contacting the bottom of the grip safety. You are right, it didn't take much....
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-11-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By walterrego
Grip Safety Not Blocking Trigger Bow

I just installed a Fusion stainless 1911 Mil Spec Standard GI grip safety, SKU # 1911-BT-13-4 in my Colt. It was purchased new, directly from Fusion. I was fully expecting to have to fit the nose to...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-02-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By walterrego
I noticed the relief cut on the leg of the grip...

I noticed the relief cut on the leg of the grip safety. Are you saying that a Series 70 type grip safety will work fine with the Series 80 levers removed and the shim added to the frame ? I figure...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-01-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By walterrego
Any Issues Mixing Some Series 70 & Series 80 Parts ?

I want to do some light customizing on a Series 80 Lightweight Commander. Primarily fitting some other type of hammer and grip safety. The firing pin safety parts have been removed from the slide and...
Forum: Colt 05-19-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,007
Posted By walterrego
Art Jewel Enterprises double diamond pattern in...

Art Jewel Enterprises double diamond pattern in ebony
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-14-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By walterrego
When I sent my Commander slide to Novaks to have...

When I sent my Commander slide to Novaks to have their LoMount 3 Dot sights installed I sent just the slide, completely stripped. No extractor, firing pin, spring or FP stop.

I also specified that...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-04-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By walterrego
I have a 1948 Super .38. The original stocks were...

I have a 1948 Super .38. The original stocks were missing when I bought it, but Doug Sheldon's book says that they would have been surplus WWII Colt military plastic stocks up until late 1948 circa...
Forum: Fusion Firearms 04-04-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By walterrego
Thank you Mr. Serva. I don't mind paying more for...

Thank you Mr. Serva. I don't mind paying more for a quality machined from bar stock part so I will await your new product line. Will there be a stainless wide spur/WWII style hammer in the lineup ?
Forum: Fusion Firearms 04-02-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By walterrego
Question for Mr. Serva Re. Fusion Hammers

Mr. Serva, is your Fusion 1911 - Hammer, Mil Spec "Wide Spur" - Matte Stainless SKU# 1911-HMR-14-5 investment cast or MIM manufactured ? Are there visible seams or mold marks that would require...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 03-26-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By walterrego
Fusion Wide Spur Hammer: Any Good ?

I would like a stainless steel, wide spur hammer for a project that I have in mind. Is the Fusion 1911 - Hammer, Mil Spec "Wide Spur" - Matte Stainless SKU# 1911-HMR-14-5 a good part, or is it full...
Forum: Want to Buy (WTB) 02-23-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By walterrego
WTB Colt M1911A1 Barrel For 1.6 Million S/N Range

WTB a correct, Colt manufactured WWII era barrel for an M1911A1 in the 1.6 million serial number/1944 manufactured range. Must be excellent condition with exc. bore. Not interested in "shooter grade"...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 01-17-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By walterrego
Thank you filson. I believe I have seen your...

Thank you filson. I believe I have seen your Super .38 on this site before. When I bought my gun a few years ago, it was from an estate and there was also a late 1950's Super .38 on consignment. I...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 01-17-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By walterrego
Filson, according to Sheldon magazine variations...

Filson, according to Sheldon magazine variations # 6 and # 7 both have a matte finished floor plate to match the post-war Dual Tone finish on the guns and both had a welded on floor plate rather than...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 01-16-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By walterrego
Correct Magazine for 1948 Super .38 Question

I have a Colt Super .38 with a serial number in the mid-61,000 range. I also have Doug Sheldon's book Colt's Super .38, The Production History.

The magazine that came with my pistol is what...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 11-23-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By walterrego
Can Series 70 Hammers Be Used In Series 80 Frames ?

If a Series 80 Government Model has had all of the extra parts removed from the frame and a spacer/shim added, and the extra parts removed from the slide, are there any compatibility issues in using...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-12-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By walterrego
The breech face was definitely opened up to take...

The breech face was definitely opened up to take the .38 Special rim and the extractor was modified. I have a new Ed Brown .38 Super extractor to be installed. But I can't tell if the gunsmith...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-11-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By walterrego
Bar-Sto Semi Fit .38 Super Barrel & Series 70 Slide Fitting Question

I have a 1982 manufactured Colt Series 70 .38 Super and am going to have a Bar-Sto Semi-Fit .38 Super barrel installed. I have a question about dimensions.
The barrel hood extension on the Bar-Sto...
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