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Old 11-22-2012, 07:56 PM   #27541
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Man, I want a Colt 1911 .45ACP. That's been at the top of my list for a few years..
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:23 PM   #27542
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Man, I want a Colt 1911 .45ACP. That's been at the top of my list for a few years..
They made 4000 like they were back before WW1. I think thats the only Colt I would want. You need to shoot my Ed Brown.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:23 PM   #27543
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You need to shoot my Ed Brown.
Yes, I do.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:21 AM   #27544
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Got a fired shell casing with my new Ruger 1911. This is to prove it goes "bang", right? Does the factory put one round through every new pistol before they ship it?
This thing fits my hand so well, I can't wait to fire it. It's a natural pointer. No bloody wonder they're so popular.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:45 AM   #27545
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Got a fired shell casing with my new Ruger 1911. This is to prove it goes "bang", right? Does the factory put one round through every new pistol before they ship it?
This thing fits my hand so well, I can't wait to fire it. It's a natural pointer. No bloody wonder they're so popular.
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There are states that require that the dealer submit a fired case to them from every new gun sold. So far, it's never been effective in identifying a weapon used in a crime.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:31 PM   #27546
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quick question,
I tried for the first time 200 yards with my 17HMR and wasn't able to get target (3" steel plate) and all bullets hit the back metal plate withing 4 inches of each other. That sounds pretty bad.

My question is, when shooting at that distance is a MUST to shot with a shooting rest?
Any tip to improve my grouping.!
I was just using a V in the front barrel and the back to my shoulder.

Thanks in advance.
Improve your grouping with that rifle by moving the target closer or moving it indoors.

For accuracy, you want the heaviest bullet possible, a 20gr, and you can't expect miracles outdoors past 100 yards because wind can cause some pretty big swings. Our range usually has a big crosswind and I'm usually inside of a 2" circle at 100, and I'm happy to be on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper at 200 with a 17gr bullet here.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #27547
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Outdid myself macho-dude-testosterone-wise: out riding XRL while legally concealed-carrying my Glock G26 IWB in my PJ Holster. Bikes and guns. Now that's a great day.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:37 PM   #27548
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^ That is why I train left handed so I can putt around in second gear on forest trails casually blasting away with my Desert Eagle
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:55 PM   #27549
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:55 PM   #27550
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There are states that require that the dealer submit a fired case to them from every new gun sold. So far, it's never been effective in identifying a weapon used in a crime.
Maryland.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:49 PM   #27551
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Who knows 1863 Springfields?



I was gifted this gun. It will never be for sale, so I don't care about Value except for insurance.

The PO's mother purchased it for him at age 13 in 1935. He told me he used to sit on the front porch of the farm and shoot marbles out into the field. Of course the first thing he did was (lightly) carve his initials in the stock, but I forgot to get a pic of that.

Never did get the "burn story'.... and too late now. might have been there when he got it.





He did say that the rear sight had always been missing. I guess the screw hole goes all the way through, because someone filled the hole.


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Old 11-23-2012, 07:57 PM   #27552
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Can't find a serial #, though. In this pic, you WANT to see a number. But the closer I look the less it looks like a number. Is this where it should be?



Other markings.














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Old 11-23-2012, 08:15 PM   #27553
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And...







Looks like it's had a rough life. And yes, I did get out the q-tips and finish dusting it off.


But I would like to shoot it, eventually. Maybe just w/ marbles.

First problem; shined a flashlight down the bore and... no light at the nipple hole. Ruh-Roh. Then I put the loading rod down the bore, and it hit something hard near the bottom. Loaded maybe? Now what? guess I'll get or borrow a borescope and see what's going on in there.


Anyway, any thoughts y'all have would be appreciated. I have been trying to find a Gunsmith 'round here that KNOWS these guns AND isn't backed up 6 months! If I do, I'll get it gone over and maybe add a reproduction rear sight.


Thanks!
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:27 PM   #27554
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My son having a little target practice with the Springfield Armory Socom 16....

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:30 PM   #27555
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Wish my dad had taken more time to teach me about loading and care of the Springfield. However, this is one of the few I've seen with a bayonet.




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