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    Quote Originally Posted by rifter View Post
    I've owned a lot of .45s over the years. WWI issue, several WWII arsenal rebuilds, a couple Series 70 Colts, and a full on custom stainless steel. Currently I have a RIA Tactical 5", and a Ruger SR1911 5". With the exception of the custom, the best one of the bunch is the Ruger. It feeds anything, is very accurate and has an excellent trigger out of the box. I have Pachmayr wrap-around rubber on it for grips. The only thing I want to change is the trigger. I absolutely hate flat faced grooved triggers. I've got an original WWI vintage long trigger with a half round face and no grooves that will go into it eventually.

    But, the Ruger SR1911 rates as a Best Buy in the mid-600 range. Highly recommended. It also comes in a Lightweight Commander version if you prefer that. Either one is a great buy.
    It also comes in an all steel commander version called the Night Watchman. Beautiful gun. Not much left to do on those. Come with Novak night sights, fully dehorned, flared magwell and opened up ejection port.
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    I think the 1911 format was given to JMB during an astral out of body experience. My ex bought me my first one in 1975. It has been converted to a nice comped race gun. I haven't counted but I have somewhere North of a dozen from mild, what APPEARS to be stock, to the full blown lightened slide, swaged mag well, aluminum comped pistols that would pay for a good used car. Easy to work on and maintain. I've found day in day out that a 1911 in the hand is almost like a magic wand. Maybe someday I'll add one more. Right now the Springfield Officers Model would get my pesos as a base build. ..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfsmedic View Post


    Then there is this old thing.


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    That one looks like it has some stories to tell. How old is it? Whats the history on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed308 View Post
    That one looks like it has some stories to tell. How old is it? Whats the history on it?
    It is a M1911 (not A1) made in 1913 by Springfield Armory. All original parts and functioning. It was a pleasure to have in the shop to have a stripped grip screw replaced.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sfsmedic View Post
    It is a M1911 (not A1) made in 1913 by Springfield Armory. All original parts and functioning. It was a pleasure to have in the shop to have a stripped grip screw replaced.


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    Did it have the gratuitous garfs to the screw from using a wrong-sized wood-working screwdriver, instead of a hollow ground 'smithing screwdriver (made for that size screw)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratdog68 View Post
    Did it have the gratuitous garfs to the screw from using a wrong-sized wood-working screwdriver, instead of a hollow ground 'smithing screwdriver (made for that size screw)?
    Pretty much. Screw was totally stripped.


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    earliest i ever had was a 1927 Commercial Colt, made me understand "Colt Blue", if i outlive my cousin in law i'm gonna get it back

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    Reading threads like this can be really hard on your wallet................ just ordered a Colt Government Model Series 70. Always wanted one, something else to check off of the bucket list. Anyone have a lead on a decent arched MSH w/pinned lanyard loop? Looks like Auto-Ordinance might have one. Pictures to follow soon....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotfour View Post
    Reading threads like this can be really hard on your wallet................ just ordered a Colt Government Model Series 70. Always wanted one, something else to check off of the bucket list. Anyone have a lead on a decent arched MSH w/pinned lanyard loop? Looks like Auto-Ordinance might have one. Pictures to follow soon....
    I believe Hogue may have what you want. Won't swear to it but they have several options. On second look it appears they no longer have any with a lanyard loop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotfour View Post
    Reading threads like this can be really hard on your wallet................ just ordered a Colt Government Model Series 70. Always wanted one, something else to check off of the bucket list. Anyone have a lead on a decent arched MSH w/pinned lanyard loop? Looks like Auto-Ordinance might have one. Pictures to follow soon....
    Smith and Alexander has one. Not all that uncommon.


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