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#204384 - 06/26/23 10:57 AM Colt 1905
Uncle Mike Offline
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Hi, here's an interesting Colt that is the Papa of the 1911. Condition is not so great but me neither. regards, Mike
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#204385 - 06/26/23 11:09 AM Re: Colt 1905 [Re: Uncle Mike]
Wayne Dengler Offline
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Mike,
That is really nice. Are you going to shoot it or just keep it for display???

I think the first ammo was 200 grain FMJ at 850 fps then they increased the weight to 230 grains. I could be wrong on this.

Either way,the 1911 has stood the test of time w/o very many,if any,"improvements" at all.

No wonder that the State of Utah declared the 1911 as their state pistol.

Wayne
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#204386 - 06/26/23 11:28 AM Re: Colt 1905 [Re: Wayne Dengler]
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Very nice, and somewhat historical (to Mr atleast).
Walker
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#204387 - 06/26/23 11:51 AM Re: Colt 1905 [Re: Shoot870p]
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Hi Wayne, I like to shoot my guns but the slide is attached by a wedge in front of the slide not a pin/lever like the 1911. So maybe maybe not, I'll look into your 200gr info on the ammo. I remember when the parts manager from SARCO was killed shooting a vintage Lee Navy rifle. This is like asking which child do you like better, regards Mike
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#204388 - 06/26/23 12:25 PM Re: Colt 1905 [Re: Uncle Mike]
Captain Chris Stanaback Offline
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I think the "condition" is perfect,,,and just the way I like to buy 'em! Nice enough to be proud as punch with..."but"...(There's that word again)...battle-worn enough that you can shoot the hell out of it and not devalue it!
Nice,
Capt. Chris
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#204390 - 06/26/23 01:25 PM Re: Colt 1905 [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
Uncle Mike Offline
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Captain not only are you my favorite Randall dealer and sterling character but quite a philosopher. I'm sorry I didn't meet you and all the members (inmates eek ) here 20 years ago, regards, Mike
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#204405 - 06/27/23 11:19 AM Re: Colt 1905 [Re: Uncle Mike]
Wayne Dengler Offline
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Mike,
I agree with the Capt but if you feel that it is not safe to fire the piece then don't.

I have an old Winchester Model 1904 22 bolt action single shot rifle. BBL markings are 22 short,long and extra long.

Obviously an old piece and I do not want to take a chance in firing modern HV ammo in it so just on the occasion shoot CCB caps in it.

Wayne
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#204408 - 06/27/23 08:10 PM Re: Colt 1905 [Re: Wayne Dengler]
Robert Frey Offline
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Nice gun! If you want to shoot it, maybe have a Gunsmith check it out.
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#204410 - 06/27/23 09:31 PM Re: Colt 1905 [Re: Robert Frey]
Uncle Mike Offline
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Hi, I shot it and not bad with a lead round nose reload. Worked good and accuracy was acceptable. Regards, Mike
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#204413 - 06/27/23 11:29 PM Re: Colt 1905 [Re: Uncle Mike]
Captain Chris Stanaback Offline
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All steel...Built like a battleship..."Smokeless" powder era...I wouldn't sweat it.
Best, Capt. Chris
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