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rth1800

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    l have not fired mine for over 3 hours!

    Just changed out the barrel on the Woodsman. This is it’s 3rd.

    The 1911 I have no idea how many barrels it has had since it was issued to a family member in 1917.

    I have several of the worn out barrels , other worn out parts from both pistols, all the barrels from the Woodsman, original worn out box and papers from Woodsman, worn out grips, magazines etc.D5049671-C911-41F6-A4D4-567123A07500.jpeg
     

    Kisssofdeath

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    I have a few Woodsmans to. My favorite Series is the 2nd because of the push button mag release. They also come with extra back straps. I don't have the 1st Series Match Target. Can't find one cheap enough in a condition I'd be happy with.
     

    Sandhog308

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    I have a few Woodsmans to. My favorite Series is the 2nd because of the push button mag release. They also come with extra back straps. I don't have the 1st Series Match Target. Can't find one cheap enough in a condition I'd be happy with.
    First Series Bulleye Match Targets in good shape are getting harder to locate. I have a standing offer made for a NIB MT thats marked “U.S. Property“ , issued to the Navy in 1941 , manufactured in 1938. It has correct plastic grips versus Elephant Ear grips. Can tell it’s correct because there’s no hole in the front strap , where the EE’s attach/screw in... I’ve owned approximately 30 First Series Woodsmans, only series I’m really familiar with.
     
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    Kisssofdeath

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    Hopefully one day I'll luck up and find one on GB. Most of my best buys have come with the Buy Now feature where someone puts a really low price on something.
     

    Longshot231

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    First range trip today. I put 60-80 rounds through it. It shot very well no issues at all.
    Maybe they got their problems fixed. I'd get one but am eye-balling a new scope.

    If it wasn't for that, I'd probably get a Sig P210. Don't tell me anymore. It would only bankrupt me.
     

    Longshot231

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    Smith & Wesson U.S. Army Model 1917. Being able to shoot both 45 ACP or 45 LC is really cool !👍View attachment 7403618
    You brought a tear to my eye when I saw the photo. Sadly I had to sell mine when I was married to Medusa.

    When I read your statement you brought on a flood of tears and I'm bawling like a baby. I never knew that it could shoot .45 Colt:cry:
     

    Sandhog308

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    I assumed it would , I might be totally wrong. Took it in trade , went in safe.
    The 45 ACP required half-moon clips. Think it was 45 Auto Rim, designed to be fired in revolvers originally chambered for 45 ACP.

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    Sandhog308

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    You are correct ! I basically had a brain-fart 🤯 ! Would be hard locating 45 Auto Rims in my neck of the woods.
    Its a safe queen now , just really dig weapons that were former “ United States Property “ .
    Both S&W and Colt made them, the Colts are more desirable and pricier.
     

    Sandhog308

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    Colt Single Action Army in .38-40 caliber. Purchased by my Granddad in New Mexico in 1917 , same year it was manufactured. Wasn’t a safe queen , he carried it with him everywhere I am told.
    Have the Colt Letter and the original receipt . It cost him $ 17.50 !! My daughter will make it a ForthAA998F7A-3413-44DC-B5C9-C942A4C0D2CB.jpeg generation Colt. Shes also a shooter and knows the value.
     

    Jefe's Dope

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    Colt Single Action Army in .38-40 caliber. Purchased by my Granddad in New Mexico in 1917 , same year it was manufactured. Wasn’t a safe queen , he carried it with him everywhere I am told.
    Have the Colt Letter and the original receipt . It cost him $ 17.50 !! My daughter will make it a ForthView attachment 7404263 generation Colt. Shes also a shooter and knows the value.
    More pics please.
     
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    Longshot231

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    You are correct ! I basically had a brain-fart 🤯 ! Would be hard locating 45 Auto Rims in my neck of the woods.
    Its a safe queen now , just really dig weapons that were former “ United States Property “ .
    Both S&W and Colt made them, the Colts are more desirable and pricier.
    I feel better now. I still miss my 1917 but the remorse would have been worse if it could chamber .45 Colt.

    I have a Ruger Redhawk that chambers both .45 ACP and .45 Colt. It sucks with the .45 ACP but amazing with .45 Colt.
     

    Punkur67

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    Did a little work on my Springfield Loaded 9mm. I put a round wilson combat 1 peice flared magwell, extended slide release, and G10 grips. I blended the magwell on the outside of the frame. Not sure if i am going to coat it or not. The stainless is a little flashy for me but it might grow on me. 20200903_205458.jpg20200903_205451.jpg20200903_205524.jpg
     

    Sandhog308

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    Thanks! I’m happy it’ll be passed down to my son some day... and he already likes shooting it.
    I have some Colt collector grade weapons , a Single Action Army owned by my Granddad who died before I was born , and my Dads .45 he carried during WW2. He died when I was 2 in a car wreck . I have one daughter thats’ 35 now , she’s been shooting since 9-10 years old.
    She sees the Colts as probably money for her eventually versus keeping as Heirlooms😞
    It’s extra Cool that your son will own your .45 someday ! Your a good parent passing on weapons and the skills to handle them 👍