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Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By filson
i believe the magazine is a post WWII, late 40s...

i believe the magazine is a post WWII, late 40s to the late 50s, characterized by the decimal in front and no period at the end of:
.45 AUTO
The selling price was pretty darned good. I own one so...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 07-12-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By filson
Colt commercial/military

Good looking pistol
www.gunbroker.com/item/871918421
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 07-12-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,174
Posted By filson
I debated about the hard chrome. I went to his...

I debated about the hard chrome. I went to his workshop and looked (admired) some of his work. The hard chrome examples were very well done. In the end, I went with my comfort level. A more OEM...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 07-12-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,174
Posted By filson
Two alloy frame pistols, recently refinished...

Two alloy frame pistols, recently refinished (cerakote), no import marks, new springs, magazine disconnect, so forth by Bob Cogan, Newville, Alabama. Bob's a well known and respected gunsmith who...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 07-11-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By filson
I've read, somewhere on this forum, that three...

I've read, somewhere on this forum, that three serial numbers, barrel, slide and frame are peculiar to FN European pistols. Perhaps someone can clarify.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 07-10-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By filson
vette Is it possible that you can show the link...

vette
Is it possible that you can show the link to your phosphate type 2 RR?
Thanks in advance.
filson
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 07-10-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By filson
I can't make them out clearly. What do the...

I can't make them out clearly. What do the electro pencil marks on the barrel and slide signify?
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 07-10-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By filson
Shooter5 My legitimacy and authenticity comment...

Shooter5
My legitimacy and authenticity comment was in response to the above observation. A rebuild is a rebuild is a rebuild regardless by whom or where the work was performed.
CMP prints a...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 07-09-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By filson
I agree with abtex1 about CMP 1911/1911A1a...

I agree with abtex1 about CMP 1911/1911A1a pistols. For some reason, a lot of folks are enamored with the idea a pistol that was arsenal refurbished enjoys some level of legitimacy or authenticity. ...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 07-05-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By filson
I own eleven (11) MKII High/Hi Powers produced...

I own eleven (11) MKII High/Hi Powers produced between 1985 and 1989. Two, both from 1985, 245PV06311 and 245PV33937, have parkerized barrels visible at the ejection port. I've seen perhaps a half...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 07-04-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By filson
I've had great luck at pawn shops. And, even...

I've had great luck at pawn shops. And, even better, the owners contact me about anything interesting that they know floats my boat.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 07-02-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By filson
"Excellent condition" is in the eyes of the...

"Excellent condition" is in the eyes of the beholder. Absolutely lay your eyeballs on the pistol, take photos and share them. You'll get honest, forthright opinions.
I looked at what I paid for...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-29-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By filson
No, the slides are not numbered to the frame.

No, the slides are not numbered to the frame.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-29-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By filson
That's really neat that you found the information...

That's really neat that you found the information on Colonel Raabe. I looked through mountains of old USMC pistol team archives looking for the initials RR. It never occurred to me to look for...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-29-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By filson
Very, very nice pistol. Superb condition. Do...

Very, very nice pistol. Superb condition. Do you think the magazine is a pre WWII specimen?
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-28-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By filson
You are correct. Colt-Accro til 1964 then...

You are correct. Colt-Accro til 1964 then Colt-Elliason.
Despite its 1957, first year serial number, the modifications and finish/condition detract significantly from the value.
I'm thinking a...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-28-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By filson
I thought they were really cool too. Believe it...

I thought they were really cool too. Believe it of not, they actually feel pretty good in the hand. I'll probably not shoot the pistol because it's so darned unusual and I don't want to risk...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-28-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By filson
Good hypothesis. That's why I posted pictures...

Good hypothesis. That's why I posted pictures and the narrative. Seeking thoughts, opinions, ideas. Had another person looked at the pistol and opined it might be a gift from family. Perhaps folks...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-27-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By filson
You are correct. I mistyped. Some had...

You are correct. I mistyped. Some had adjustable Micro sights in 1961, some did not.. Triangles used beginning 1963.
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 06-27-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,895
Posted By filson
Nothing fancy

Two alloy frame FN pistols. A 1979 215 prefix and a 1984 245 prefix. Magazine release removed, non gloss, black Cerakote finish. No import marks. FN stocks. Pistols pretty much as they came from...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-27-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By filson
Unusual USGI Match Pistol

Looking for information. I couldn't help myself and bought the pistol about two months ago from a seller in California.
1945 Remington Rand frame, Colt slide, adjustable rear sights. Pistol is a...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-26-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By filson
I agree. A $1500-$1600 pistol. Remarkable there...

I agree. A $1500-$1600 pistol. Remarkable there were over 50 bids.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-25-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By filson
Coincidently, I looked at a TISA yesterday. Nice...

Coincidently, I looked at a TISA yesterday. Nice looking pistol. Great parked finish. Milled trigger, serrated slide stop and thumb safety, serrated MSH, checkered wide spur hammer (not correct...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-24-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By filson
Just a guess on my part. Perhaps the A1080...

Just a guess on my part. Perhaps the A1080 stamped on the right side frame suggesting an October 1980 rebuild.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-24-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By filson
When I was a young Leatherneck in the early 60s,...

When I was a young Leatherneck in the early 60s, I saw the bags in use during amphibious operations and during field exercises when it was wet, muddy and humid.
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