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Old 02-16-2009, 11:28 PM
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1911 experts help!

I recently aquired a colt 1911 .38 super. It was my grandfathers, my grandmother thinks he carried it when he was in the air force in the late 50s/ early 60s, but this may not be accurate. I cannot find the serial # in any of the online 1911 resources i found one for sale that had a close # that was claimed to be a 1957 production. any help would be great. the # is 6 digit 158xxx lh side says "colt super .38 automatic" with the prancing horse behind it rh side says "colts f.a. manufacturing hartford conn usa"

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Old 02-17-2009, 12:22 AM
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i beleive it be be manufactured between 60-65 from the others i have seen on guns america with close #s
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:44 AM
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You have an interesting gun.

Many folks are reviving interest in that caliber.

Join this forum and get your answer

http://coltforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18186

and this one... http://m1911.org/

here there are alot of .38 super enthusiasts who will gladly help you. Let me know which you join in order to check your progress out.
I own a 1911 series 70 mk IV 9mm colt.

Can you post a picture?
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:31 AM
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Thats a heck of a heirloom you've got there. As far as I'm concerned the 1911 is the best handgun going.
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i'd take it off your hands in a heartbeat.i've wanted a .38 super for years.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:34 AM
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the amazing part is the condition of the gun, it looks new and maybe even unfired!
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It'll be neat to see your post and pictures !!
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:30 PM
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I carried a M1911 when I was an MP. Based on the serial number we concluded the one I was issued was older than me. I seemed kind of loose feeling if you rattled it around, but man was it accurate. I never missed Expert once when qualifying. I love shooting it. My only dissatisfaction with it was its limited capacity.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:38 PM
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I have always liked the 1911 pistols, but it was hard to justify buying one.after much research I bought my first handgun I bought a glock because of the dependability and price at the time you couldnt get a better high cap. automatic for the money. I am sure I will love my new 1911! The glock is great, but it dosnt have much charicter.

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