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Col. Bat Guano
November 17, 2013, 23:31
I got this for what is was and what it will most likely continue to be --- a safe queen. 1968 production, never fired. The only flaw is the mar below the slide stop (I can't believe how many jugheads manage to bugger up this area). The greasy Rem Oil fingerprints on the rear of the slide are my doing.:smile:

The fit and finish is much nicer than the latter day Colts that I have handled, although that probably won't stop me from someday picking up a 70 series for a shooter.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/10918590226_8c8f24278d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30260450@N02/10918590226/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7321/10918824243_e10a8aa073_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30260450@N02/10918824243/)

MAINER
November 18, 2013, 11:42
Very nice!! I'd chutt the stuffin's out of it! :biggrin:

Had a nice 70 series, but I needed better sights and didn't want to chop up the Colt, so it got traded. :sad:

NEWFNL1A1
November 18, 2013, 12:13
I used to have a nice 1911 commercial...stupidly sold it along every nice 70 Series I had......80 Series are fine to shoot but I really miss those "nice" ones.....

nearmisses
November 18, 2013, 12:30
She's mighty Purdy! You got a nice piece. I'm with Mainer though, shoot it! You'll like it. If you can't or won't shoot a weapon cause you don't have to you are rich in my book, beyond your wildest dreams. Enjoy it either way. Your photos are excellent too!. Maybe a couple of the right side too if you want for us "'Monk" types that need everything evened out, Ha!

declaration
November 18, 2013, 17:02
A W SOME! JELOUS!!!!!!!!

declaration
November 18, 2013, 17:04
Bieng that I always shoot Plastic. I would love a 1911, any suggestions for one I can shoot the crap out of?

Hebrew Battle Rifle
November 18, 2013, 19:32
Colt factory grip stocks from that era are notorious for shrinking. If you will look at the grip screws, you will see that the holes for the grip screws have elongated. If you remove those stocks, it is doubtful that you will ever get them back on.

FUUN063
November 18, 2013, 22:43
A very nice collectible piece. Keep it as is and get a shooter.

Leland
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olgunner
November 18, 2013, 23:38
Damn, that's pretty!
Don't listen to the godless heathens telling you to pop her cherry! (I'm guessing you have others for shooting, of course.) That's a beautiful addition to any collection and they ain't making no more unfired '68's!

catmguy445
November 19, 2013, 13:46
Bieng that I always shoot Plastic. I would love a 1911, any suggestions for one I can shoot the crap out of?

Just about any 1911 will do that, and since just about everybody and their brother are now building and selling 1911's, the sky's the limit. A short list would include Colt, Springfield Armory, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Taurus, Sig/Sauer, Remington, Rock Island (RIA), Auto Ordnance, and probably a few others I don't remember or that I'm not aware of, for commercial models.

There are also Les Baer, Wilson, Heinie, and some others for custom built 1911's, but unless you have really deep pockets, I wouldn't recommend those for a first 1911.

There are also the WW II military guns made by Colt, Remington Rand, Ithaca, Union Switch & Signal, and Singer Sewing Machine, although the last two are very rare and extremely pricey when and if you can find one.

So that should give you a few to check out, which you can probably find at your friendly local gun store, or on Gun Broker. Good luck, and have fun shopping.

Col. Bat Guano
November 19, 2013, 16:26
This pic is for nearmisses and other "Monk" types out there!:wink: (I PhotoShopped the ser. #, as I'm kind of "Monkish" about those things, myself.)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2836/10950889213_ac0b4e79aa_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30260450@N02/10950889213/)

While all my guns are shooters and I've never been into safe queens, this one will be the exception. I wasn't looking for a pristine Colt, but I just kind stumbled across this sample. At some time in the future, I'll pick up a 70 series and shoot the crap out of it.

In the meantime, I'll just go to my gun room, don my silk smoking jacket, sit in an overstuffed leather chair and admire this beauty while I sip a fine whiskey. (Dream mode off). :wink::wink:

catmguy445
November 19, 2013, 23:37
Quote: "(I PhotoShopped the ser. #, as I'm kind of "Monkish" about those things, myself.)"

Aw, geez, and here I was thinking that you had somehow come across one of the CIA issue "white guns" that were supplied to the agency with no numbers. And don't tell me that's B.S., because I've seen one in person which was issued to a CIA agent that was one of my customers at a gun store I worked for back in the day.

"In the meantime, I'll just go to my gun room, don my silk smoking jacket, sit in an overstuffed leather chair and admire this beauty while I sip a fine whiskey."


Photoshopped or not, that's a gorgeous gun, and if it were mine, I would do exactly the same thing. And I might recommend Famous Grouse 18 year old for the whiskey. You're a lucky man, Col. Guano.