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    Old Colt War Horse from 1918....

    Stopped in to the LGS this morning and they had an old Colt 1911 at a very attractive price. Got it home and cleaned it up. Proof house look-up says it's from July, 1918. Here's a couple of quick pics....
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    Leo , Ya better give it to your Grandkids ,,,,,,,, maybe they can see those tiny sights.
    Ooops ,,,I forgot with the proper 1911 you don't need no stinking sights.
    Always cool to see when they are Pre A-1.
    Stories ,,,,,,, o yeah !
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    Yeah Al, I'm fortunate to have a couple of shooters with more modern sights. I wish this old Colt could talk, I'll bet there would be some real stories.
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    Looks like one that has been there . . . . . maybe a couple times.

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    Nice snag Leo. I too like the looks of the Pre A-1's. Al's right, who needs sights..........the 1911 is a born point shooter in most hands (but I have run across a few folks that just don't shoot em well).

    Enjoy it in good health amigo.
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    It sure would be cool to hear the stories that gun has to tell. That is a nice find. Range report soon.
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    It has been said....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo918 View Post
    Stopped in to the LGS this morning and they had an old Colt 1911 at a very attractive price. Got it home and cleaned it up. Proof house look-up says it's from 1918. Here's a couple of quick pics....
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    How much luck do you have mate.... another score congrats..

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    Very nice bit of history there LEO. I love shooting those old ones as I can picture some one's parent or grandparent using the old gun to make sure their is freedom for their families. Glad you can snag them as I know they will be well cared for.
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    Can you imagine a Democrat perspective....”ooohhh don’t tell me it’s his,I don’t want to know you hear..? Please pour muriatic acid into my eyes”...that’s an Assault gun isn’t it..

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