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MichaelZWilliamson
14-09-2012, 01:50 PM
Repeat images from elsewhere:

1916 Smith & Wesson, originally in .455 Webley for the British in WWI. Later rechambered in .45 Long Colt. Recently reworked at Revolver Armorer in Virginia. Cylinder squared, crane adjusted, headspace adjusted, barrel turned in to .005" gap, reblued.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/guns/1916.jpg

The favorite handgun of my 14 year old daughter:

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/43022-2/morrigan_0037.jpg

She appears in this TV movie starting at :22 seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LuZt3FbZww

Yes, I'm proud of her. :) And I really like the gun myself. It balances nicely. The classic fitting is very smooth, very easy to work, and the trigger is 1.5 lbs single, 6 lbs double. Metal Injection Molded parts without the hand fitting simply can't operate as smoothly. They really don't make them like this anymore.

Ahmad82
14-09-2012, 02:08 PM
Wao Nice Gun specially 4 big hands

MichaelZWilliamson
14-09-2012, 02:11 PM
Yes, but she seems able to handle it well, too. It really has a nice grip shape with the Pachmayrs.

Ahmad82
14-09-2012, 02:18 PM
You Are Absolutely RIGHT Sir
Yes, but she seems able to handle it well, too. It really has a nice grip shape with the Pachmayrs.

Ahmad
15-09-2012, 01:43 AM
Very sweet wheel Gun Sir, I have a first generation Colt SAA in 45 LC but unfortunately no ammo is available for it but i still love the pony.

MichaelZWilliamson
15-09-2012, 01:58 AM
Can you get someone to load cartridges? I can get empty cases.

treble
15-09-2012, 10:45 AM
absolutely a beauty

MichaelZWilliamson
15-09-2012, 10:49 AM
Thanks, Treble. And only 96 years old. :)

treble
15-09-2012, 10:58 AM
only 96 years ...hahahaa

Avais
15-09-2012, 11:05 AM
That's a beauty, a marvelous revolver, Loves it.

Ahmad
15-09-2012, 11:30 AM
Can you get someone to load cartridges? I can get empty cases.

Thanks for the Kind offer Sir, but it will not be a very easy task to send empties in current situation.
I have ordered set of dies for 45 LC, we have a single stage press but getting primer & empties are big job. Somebody will carry them from USA on his trip in coming months.
cheers

MichaelZWilliamson
15-09-2012, 11:34 AM
I live near a major range and scavenge several pounds of brass every trip, usually 5.56 and 9mm, but lots of just about everything gets shot there.

Trigger_happy78
15-09-2012, 12:27 PM
Lovely revolver bro... Congrats. Happy shooting...

ACHILLES
15-09-2012, 02:24 PM
Nice revolver you have there. I wish to find efficient gunsmith to do justice to my .455 webley couple.

Topak
15-09-2012, 02:47 PM
beautiful revolver, wish i have knowledge and sources to restore mine .32 German one. though its not as old as yours.

Aquarius
15-09-2012, 02:50 PM
Beautiful Revolver no doubt.

Ameer
15-09-2012, 07:20 PM
Very Valuable wheel gun, Lucky U.

ASIFKHAN.
18-09-2012, 08:38 PM
i need advice from all PG members . i m interested to buy a 1911 and i m getting this one for 115000. now i dnt know what is it. getting it from some dealer. should i buy this or go for taurus 1911.and then if i but this one i would like to polish it to become like other picture i uploaded with white grip .question is should i buy this and if yes can it comes to condition like the other one help please friends.dear ak-47 bro i lost you contact as my phone was misplaced and dnt know hwo to use PG tools as i m new so plz contact me u have my number or roshdilkhan@aol.com (roshdilkhan@aol.com) send me a private message 12753127541275512756127571275812759 12760

MichaelZWilliamson
18-09-2012, 08:55 PM
Very beautiful 1911. But that's .45 ACP, not .45 Long Colt. :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45_Colt

Glad to see the old Army models are still providing service.

Denovo87
18-09-2012, 09:13 PM
Very beautiful 1911. But that's .45 ACP, not .45 Long Colt. :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45_Colt

Glad to see the old Army models are still providing service.

Did army models come with COLTS as brand? saw COLT or COLT'S branding but never COLTS.

MichaelZWilliamson
18-09-2012, 09:23 PM
you are correct, sir. That's a custom slide with "COLTS" hand engraved.

ASIFKHAN.
18-09-2012, 09:32 PM
i need some details about this gun if any one can give me. am waiting ........i want to buy will you recommend asking price is 115000.12761

MichaelZWilliamson
18-09-2012, 09:55 PM
If the frame stamping is correct, the frame dates to early 1943. It is a Colt 1911A1 military production frame. The slide appears to be a commercial refit, custom engraved, and missing a ' in the name "COLT'S." Its historical value is reduced by not being original. It does have some interest due to the custom engraving. If it shoots reliably, its value is on par with any other 1911 70 years old and functional, since the non-original status would be offset slightly by its uniqueness. I don't know what your prices are like over there.

ASIFKHAN.
18-09-2012, 09:58 PM
taurus 1911 vs this colt which one is better

ASIFKHAN.
18-09-2012, 10:02 PM
If the frame stamping is correct, the frame dates to early 1943. It is a Colt 1911A1 military production frame. The slide appears to be a commercial refit, custom engraved, and missing a ' in the name "COLT'S." Its historical value is reduced by not being original. It does have some interest due to the custom engraving. If it shoots reliably, its value is on par with any other 1911 70 years old and functional, since the non-original status would be offset slightly by its uniqueness. I don't know what your prices are like over there.

am getting it around 1100$ does it worth that and yes it fires ow some

MichaelZWilliamson
18-09-2012, 10:14 PM
Well, prices here and prices there differ a great deal. By US standards, that's high, but not outrageous. I would probably expect about $700, but I'm neither a collector of Colt 1911s nor a collector of engraved guns, so I may be low. The engraving looks reasonably well done to my uneducated eye, and isn't excessive. It would certainly benefit from a good polish and bluing.

Denovo87
18-09-2012, 10:29 PM
taurus 1911 vs this colt which one is better

Taurus PT1911 obviously if we dont consider historical value + engraving. PT1911 had firing pin safety in addition to other 1911 safeties and it will be a brand new gun where as you dont know how a 70 years old gun will perform.

ASIFKHAN.
18-09-2012, 10:30 PM
Well, prices here and prices there differ a great deal. By US standards, that's high, but not outrageous. I would probably expect about $700, but I'm neither a collector of Colt 1911s nor a collector of engraved guns, so I may be low. The engraving looks reasonably well done to my uneducated eye, and isn't excessive. It would certainly benefit from a good polish and bluing.

sir how can i get some info about this gun using serial no 927430 or can you help me out in this matter. that will be very help full.

MichaelZWilliamson
18-09-2012, 10:44 PM
http://coolgunsite.com/pistols/Frame%20and%20Slide%20Markings.htm

http://coolgunsite.com/pistols/colt%20production.htm

Ahmad
18-09-2012, 11:21 PM
Taurus PT1911 obviously if we dont consider historical value + engraving. PT1911 had firing pin safety in addition to other 1911 safeties and it will be a brand new gun where as you dont know how a 70 years old gun will perform.
I had both Sir, but unfortunately my Taurus was one with rails & it lost the slip profile which is a signature of original 1911A1. For me a Colt is better than Taurus any day of week, but that is me,YMMV
cheers

ASIFKHAN.
18-09-2012, 11:26 PM
I had both Sir, but unfortunately my Taurus was one with rails & it lost the slip profile which is a signature of original 1911A1. For me a Colt is better than Taurus any day of week, but that is me,YMMV
cheers

so brother what will you advice keeping it in mind how old but gold is this

Ahmad
18-09-2012, 11:33 PM
so brother what will you advice keeping it in mind how old but gold is this
If it shoots & shoots straight, Buy it by all means. there will be plenty of Taurus or other brands available over years but Colts are getting rare.Grab it if you can

Denovo87
18-09-2012, 11:50 PM
I had both Sir, but unfortunately my Taurus was one with rails & it lost the slip profile which is a signature of original 1911A1. For me a Colt is better than Taurus any day of week, but that is me,YMMV
cheers

Why did you buy a 1911 with rails at first place bro ;) I waited for months to get one without. And welcome back from looong hibernation ;)

ASIFKHAN.
19-09-2012, 12:02 AM
is there any member from islamabad who can check it physically that would very true favour . if any please contact me sms 03015111111

Ahmad
19-09-2012, 12:06 AM
Why did you buy a 1911 with rails at first place bro ;) I waited for months to get one without. And welcome back from looong hibernation ;)
I was desperate & railed one was only available back in 2009. Moreover we bough them sight unseen as B&S had arranged for us. Thanks for kind words

AamirKhan
28-09-2012, 02:11 AM
brother Asif Khan, i have seen a same piece of colt and 1 Remington both are .45 caliber here in peshawar, the dealer was askin a price of 80 for colt and 85 for remington pistol. those pistols were exactly lookin like this one in picture.

eminentpk
08-05-2013, 01:50 AM
Ayey Hai hai hai hai!!! Royal Bhai jee...old is gold

adk_226nda_125
10-05-2013, 03:33 PM
Bro, in my opinion go for Taurus PT 1911:smile:

Ahmad
10-05-2013, 05:35 PM
here is mine, just waiting right ammo
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/mrnobody2008/12072009456.jpg (http://s204.photobucket.com/user/mrnobody2008/media/12072009456.jpg.html)

Haider Shah
16-05-2013, 10:10 PM
@ Ahmed
Sir, Which Ammo precisely you are looking for this revolver, is it .450/ .455 ?

shahjee
16-05-2013, 10:31 PM
wow bro Ahmed how old is this?

Ahmad
17-05-2013, 11:56 AM
wow bro Ahmed how old is this?
first generation black powder, dates around 1879

Dr Zakir
17-05-2013, 01:53 PM
Ahmed it is a beauty

Aquarius
17-05-2013, 03:43 PM
Ahmed it is a beauty
+1 its indeed a beauty & a collector peice no doubt.

Haider Shah
17-05-2013, 05:47 PM
My quest is still forcing me to dig out about actual bore of your revolver, please share few details about ammo it eats, your valid reply will enhance the knowledge, regards