November 27, 2013
November 7, 2015
Thanks, Mark. I’ve avoided collectible Colts for over 30 years because I know very little about them. I have had several good Ubertis and a 3rd Gen, all got spring kits so I’m no stranger to the components involved. Maybe it’s time I added a 1st Gen to the stable. My replicas make good eye candy and are fun to shoot but my only “real” Colt’s these days are 1911 “social equipment”.
I liked the joke about the uranium mine; I tell people I was born in Oak Ridge, TN and I don’t need to turn on the lights when nature calls at night.
March 31, 2009
Another great video. I’ll have to play with my 2 1st gens to see how sloppy they might be. Never have shot either of them and now, maybe never.
Like you, I have a slicked up Uberti to shoot. My friend was one of the original SASS members and a gunsmith. He knew what to do with the Uberti to make it smooth and last longer.
June 24, 2020
May 23, 2009
My old man bought a 1st generation colt in 38W.C.F. for on the cheap side one time, as the seller told him it had major problems as the seller couldn’t get to work and it hadn’t been fired in many years. The hammer just flopped back and forth with the cylinder not moving properly. Other than the mechanical issues the gun looked great had matching numbers and good patina finish.
Long story short the only thing wrong with it, was it needed a good cleaning. It was packed full of hardened grease and junk. He disassembled it, cleaned it and put it back together. Its been working fine ever since. He didn’t have to change a single part or fix anything.
Sometimes you just get lucky.
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