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    Senior Member capstan is on a distinguished road

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    Best Colt 1911 model

    Someone pointed out that a colt collection isnt complete without at least 1 1911 and a SAA.
    Considering the usage and history of the Colt 1911, I think that's a good point.
    I am primarily a revolver man, but I do like the model 1911.
    I would like to get 1 (just 1) Colt model 1911. I would like to get one that is shootable and would love to have one that is pretty accurate as well.There are so many different models its hard to figure which one to focus on. What would be a good or the best representative model to have (if you only had 1).
    Would it be a "government model" or a match model or Gold cup or ???????

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    Senior Member Kid Sopris will become famous soon enough

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    Find a Model 01918, Best of both worlds. History with modern technology.

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    Senior Member capstan is on a distinguished road

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    Thanks Kid, That is one good looking gun and I love the stocks. I am going to read up on that model now (all that I can find). It certainly has the look of a classic Colt and I definitely prefer blued steel.

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    capstan the one thing I would find out before you put your money down is if a 1911 with standard hammer and grip safety cause you hammer bite. See if you can rent one at a local range; it will only take a few rounds to determine...

    If you (like me) are one of the unfortunate souls that suffer from hammer bite, you'll have to limit your shopping to a model that comes with a beavertail grip safety.

    Good luck.
    Stay safe,
    Randy

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    Senior Member capstan is on a distinguished road

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyhamrick View Post
    capstan the one thing I would find out before you put your money down is if a 1911 with standard hammer and grip safety cause you hammer bite. See if you can rent one at a local range; it will only take a few rounds to determine...

    If you (like me) are one of the unfortunate souls that suffer from hammer bite, you'll have to limit your shopping to a model that comes with a beavertail grip safety.

    Good luck.
    THanks for the tip, Randy.

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    Senior Member capstan is on a distinguished road

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    KId sopris, I looked all over in the books I have including Firearms book of values and the colt book that I have but could find no model 01918. I did find a (I think it was )01991. There is a section in my colt book that lists "O" models but no 01918. Is this a brand new model?
    Any more info. on this model would be appreciated.
    By the way, I'm quite pleased with the brand new SAA I got. I did clean off the marks on the cylinder from the(hotter) factory loads I shot. A little flitz rubbed them off. I dont intend on shooting anymore hotter loads thru it however. There just isnt any need to. I just got some 225 grain flat nose lead bullets so i am going to reload some not too hot (maybe a little over) cowboy loads and try them. I found the gun is VERY accurate (off the sand bags) I just need to practice offhand some more. I havent honed the trigger sear yet may get to it eventually.

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    I have a stainless Colt Delta Gold Cup. I love it. It's been a faithful servant and reliable tool.

    But I think if I was going to buy a Colt GM type pistol just so I could say I had one I think it would be a nicely blued National Match. One without the lightened slide. I really like adjustable sights.

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    Senior Member Kid Sopris will become famous soon enough

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    Capstan, the Model 01918 is the Limited production run of the 1918 vintage 1911 that Colt did. The serial Number will end in WWI. Current prices range from $900.00 to $1,000.00 +/-.

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    The WW1s are nice, shoot well and are an excellent addition to any Colt collection.
    Bob

    Last edited by OIF2; 02-11-2010 at 06:18 AM.

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    nice pics. i swear the people on this forum take better pics than the gun rags. the new series
    70 is a nice piece too,ahhhh hell i love em all.


 

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