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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.
If that is it in that pic, it has a commander style hammer, but not a beaver tail safety.
The Delta GC came with a sort of half-assed beavertail, but I wanted a better one with a speed-bump, ala my IPSC shooting setup, so had the frame ground and a better one installed. I now wish I had not done that, the gun is worth some $ in original condition, considerably less sliced&diced like mine. So, it's purely a shooter......which is fine really.
No kidding on the brass. Don't know if that is a DE thing, or a 10mm thing, but I was at the range last week and saw a bunch of brass back by the fence a good 10 feet from where most of the brass was. Sure enough, 10mm.
No idea how many rounds I have through mine. 5000+ I'd guess. I did wear it out though. It started stovepipeing like crazy a few years ago and I stopped shooting it. Finally got around to freshening it up a few months ago. I replaced the extractor and mag springs and it's happy again. No problems in 300 rounds. Added/matched a new barrel bushing while I was at it.
I've never fired any other 10mm, now that I think of it. I almost bought a Glock in that caliber once, but don't like Glocks so decided against it. I wonder if they fling the brass into the next county? If you have 5K+ rounds through yours, how is it holding up? Any battering of the frame and/or slide? I think the fact that the brass goes flying says something about the velocity of the slide rebounding, so one would expect some peening eventually....
I try to replace the recoil spring in my 1911s every 1500 rounds or so as I believe they weaken over time. I don't think I've ever had to replace an extractor.
It was considered the "enhanced" series by Colt
Best part of it all?. Picked it up at a local Fudd gun shop a few years ago for $700. Guy dropped it off for consignment sale and apparently needed the cash pretty quick or didn't know what it was worth. I almost shit when I saw the price tag.:eek1
Another finger banging pic
I was refering to this one.....
I have a west point bicentennial (2002) class pistol that is in pristine condition. It's a Colt .45 1911 with gold plating on various parts of the slide, safety, and hammer. Any idea how much it might be worth? I'm curious for insurance purposes. I'll post some pics shortly...
A few were on GB for between $2200 to $2800 recently. So my guess would be $2K actual "street" value, maybe more?
For most insurance companies an opinion isn't worth much, take it to a gun shop who knows their stuff and pay them for a written value.
I apologize for the upside down pics...still figuring out this new iPhone.
I prefer them shiny and new, with zero rounds down the tube!
How do you come to that determination? Is there a site for commemorative 1911s?
Sniper - I appreciate the tip. I wish I could say the thought had crossed my mind because it seems kind of obvious, but it really hadn't! I've kept it stashed away for so long that I tend to forget I even have it.
I had to get three of my guns appraised when I told the insurance company I had a few guns worth way more then their standard counterparts. One was my Erma SR100, the Python 2.5in, and a super trick Wilson 1911. I got them appraised and the agent insured them for exactly what I had the app for plus 10% and said if they go up in value, to let him know and he would take my word for it. The appraisals only cost me $50.00. Total.
Shifting gears a bit, and maybe this ought to be in the shotgun thread, I was wondering whether any of the inmates has ever taken a tactical shotgun course from one of the shooting schools, Gunsight, Thunder Ranch, etc? About a decade ago a friend of mine & I were teaching a basic handgun safety and self-defense course which allowed graduates to obtain a CCW permit. We decided to try to put together and teach a tactical shotgun class, but we never got off the ground with it, not enough interest at the time plus we didn't really know what we were doing. I imagine DVDs are available now, but I'm thinking I'd like to take a course and just wondered if anyone has any experience with it?
I too, am interested in this.
shot my uncle's new delta elite back to back with my glock 20 this weekend and the glock didn't fling them quite as far.
Wasn't that impressed with the delta elite though. Gorgeous looking gun but had a ftf when shooting it and it wasn't as natural and easy to shoot like most 1911s,