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Old 10-28-2011, 06:53 AM   #21391
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Just read through all 14XX pages over the course of several days...awesome thread!

Question re: old military rifles that were 'brought back' by someone's dad, grandpa, etc...I've always wondered how this works. Was this common practice post-war back in the day? Seems like an odd concept today, but different time I suppose.
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I have my father's Japanese rifle that he brought back from Burma in WW II. As I understand his situation, each soldier was given a cigarette ration. My father did not smoke. Cigarettes were effectively a form of currency, and he traded cigarettes for souvenirs. He brought back a machete that natives made from a truck's leaf spring, and a bolt action Japanese rifle.
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:11 PM   #21392
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6AM. Off to the range. We're hosting the 1st ever IPSC match in Esperance. Plenty of prep work and lots of helping hands. It's going to be a good one.

PS: Finally got my 303 license and it came home this week. Plenty to be thankful for
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:26 PM   #21393
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Ok, finally some pics of a recent purchase a few weeks back:

As it came:


Been to the range twice:


Example of the trench sites. Rear should be higher for actual accuracy, but for the photo:


Another profile


Barrel profile:


Slide with fibers from cleaning:


For comparison with a worthy cousin, 6" Python:


Another comparison:



Description of how it behaved at the range to come. And this one is the 9mm version of the Colt New Agent, not the 45. I wonder if they have a conversion as it would be pretty cool to have 2 - in - 1, like the python. The guy at the LGS said the barrel exterior is the same diameter, but the 45 is just wider on the inside. I don't know the correct terminology for the outside and the inside obviously, but you get the point. Seems like there could be an easy conversion there.

Anyone else have one?
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:37 PM   #21394
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Description of how it behaved at the range to come. And this one is the 9mm version of the Colt New Agent, not the 45. I wonder if they have a conversion as it would be pretty cool to have 2 - in - 1, like the python. The guy at the LGS said the barrel exterior is the same diameter, but the 45 is just wider on the inside. I don't know the correct terminology for the outside and the inside obviously, but you get the point. Seems like there could be an easy conversion there.

Anyone else have one?

I would NOT want to shoot something that size in 45ACP. I think the 9mm is just fine. I had a Kimber Ultra CDP in 40S&W and thought it would be fine since it was not 45ACP. It was a handfull. A Pachmyr grip made it manageable, but then bulked it up and made it less concealable.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:40 PM   #21395
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[QUOTE=GoGo Gadget;17180332]I would NOT want to shoot something that size in 45ACP./QUOTE]

good point, which reminds me why i got it in 9mm in the first place
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:13 PM   #21396
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And this one is the 9mm version of the Colt New Agent, not the 45. I wonder if they have a conversion as it would be pretty cool to have 2 - in - 1, like the python. The guy at the LGS said the barrel exterior is the same diameter, but the 45 is just wider on the inside. I don't know the correct terminology for the outside and the inside obviously, but you get the point. Seems like there could be an easy conversion there.

Anyone else have one?
Outside diameter of the barrel. Without being there I cantsay for sure. See if you can get a 45 mag for it. Aside from that you will need to change the barrel, recoil spring, and ejector. The 9mm uses a much longer ejector. As far as I know colt isn't using proprietary parts for the 9mm models but that could have changed over the years. If I was at home I could snap a pic of all the 9 and 45 parts I have for my Caspian build so far. Fitting the 45 mag would tell of the frame is the same. The slide sounds like it is from the increased thickness to make it the same od as its 45 caliber brothers.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:09 PM   #21397
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Ok, finally some pics of a recent purchase a few weeks back:

As it came:

whats the orange plastic clip in the top of the case?
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:29 PM   #21398
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Anyone on here do custom kydex?
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:46 PM   #21399
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Outside diameter of the barrel. Without being there I cantsay for sure. See if you can get a 45 mag for it. Aside from that you will need to change the barrel, recoil spring, and ejector. The 9mm uses a much longer ejector. As far as I know colt isn't using proprietary parts for the 9mm models but that could have changed over the years. If I was at home I could snap a pic of all the 9 and 45 parts I have for my Caspian build so far. Fitting the 45 mag would tell of the frame is the same. The slide sounds like it is from the increased thickness to make it the same od as its 45 caliber brothers.
You also have to change the slide and extractor.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:29 PM   #21400
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If you can shoot a snubby .357 you should be able to handle a .45 that size.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:57 PM   #21401
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:04 AM   #21402
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I would NOT want to shoot something that size in 45ACP. I think the 9mm is just fine. I had a Kimber Ultra CDP in 40S&W and thought it would be fine since it was not 45ACP. It was a handfull. A Pachmyr grip made it manageable, but then bulked it up and made it less concealable.
Para Ordnance P12-45's are a hoot....
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:11 AM   #21403
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:35 AM   #21404
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a liberator? thousands dropped all over occupied europe in the war, not the finest weapon ever but enough to wait outside the brothel and pop a nazi behind the ear, and take his pistol. (german soldiers always carried a sidearm while 'out on the town', for some reason they werent universally loved?)
single shot, and spare rounds stored loose in the grip, like you would ever get 2 shots off!
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:39 AM   #21405
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whats the orange plastic clip in the top of the case?
ya stick it in the chamber in leiu of a cartridge to prove it isn't loaded for transport. It holds the bolt back a bit.
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