Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

To: trebb

Springfield in its time produced excellent weapons. I’m partial though, to my 1911A1 from Colt (1943). Also have a 1911 Colt that I think was from a time when Colt actually meant something. Today’s Colt weapons you see (new manufacture) are, frankly overpriced, and the craftsmanship is not there.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 8:14:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies ]


To: Gaffer
Springfield in its time produced excellent weapons. I’m partial though, to my 1911A1 from Colt (1943). Also have a 1911 Colt that I think was from a time when Colt actually meant something. Today’s Colt weapons you see (new manufacture) are, frankly overpriced, and the craftsmanship is not there.

Yep - my 1911 was made in 1914, has a low serial number, and has "all the right stamps" to make it a collector's item. Still smooth and sweet and have never known it to jam or misfeed in the 50+ years I have been aware of it (born in '52 and first shot it at age 10, but Dad used it for competition shooting at the local NRA-affilliated ranges). My Dad gave it to me before he died and I trust it with my life...

11 posted on 05/21/2012 8:18:53 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson