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I picked up a Colt WW II EUROPEAN COMMEMORATIVE FOR $600. It has been shot and some dufus dinged the slide trying to drift the rear sight. Bought it to be a shooter. Do I need to change any parts? Have heard since these weren't really meant to shoot that the workmanship wasn't up to snuff. Trigger is pretty heavy. Thoughts?

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Is it this one.."European Theater of Operations"



Mine is unfired but I have detail striped it and I didn't see anything that would lead me to believe that it wasn't made to shoot....
 

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Is it this one.."European Theater of Operations"



Mine is unfired but I have detail striped it and I didn't see anything that would lead me to believe that it wasn't made to shoot....
Looks just like it. 4121ETO
 

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Because these were "Real guns" Colt used standard production parts to build them.
No matter what kind of Commemorative a company builds, there are going to be some people who shoot them.
So, if they're a real shootable gun and not a mock-up that's incapable of being loaded and fired, they have to be made to the same standards as a ordinary production gun.
 

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well it is a beautiful shooter sir and will deinitely get some conversations going at the range. i wouldn't be scared to fire it, it has to be as shootable as a regular production piece or they would be opening themselves up to a lot of liability. Shoot it with confidence
 

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Good luck with those tiny sights Marine...

Too bad you didn't come across its brother, the PTO.....



I picked up one of the WW I editions for my wife as a shooter....it draws a crowd at the range...might be the ivories....but it could be her :)

 

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Good luck with those tiny sights Marine...

Too bad you didn't come across its brother, the PTO.....



I picked up one of the WW I editions for my wife as a shooter....it draws a crowd at the range...might be the ivories....but it could be her :)

The guys where I got it are friends, and I have a standing order for when a "BELLEAU WOOD" comes in it is mine.
 

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dfariswheel, as usual, is spot on. If you didn't buy it as a "sit in the safe" or "display" piece then shoot it with confidence.
 

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I used to have all 4 in the matching set S/N 4386 all unfired with the boxes...but I sold them off. They are everywhere until you want one.

Here is your Belleau Wood :)

 
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