Your favorite old 1911.

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by frosty, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. frosty

    frosty New Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Lets see that 1911 that..............

    You know the one you take out with you hunting and dont mind it getting scratched or laying in the pickup bed.

    The one you love just because it has those wear marks from countless times you used it.

    The old one that always works and comes through for you.

    The one that aint pretty no way, no how, and you dont want it to be pretty cause it looks good that way.

    The one thats been through all kinds of misuse but still gets the job done.

    Post a picture of it......................................if you dare
  2. Artillery Mech

    Artillery Mech New Member

    Nov 24, 2003
    Pac North-west

    A HIGHLY modified beltfed 1911! :D [​IMG] [​IMG]

  3. bompa

    bompa New Member

    May 25, 2001
    Western Mass.
    Artillery Mech I would love a whole lot of information on that beltfed 1911..
    It is for real I hope and not just a mockup..
    Must say it got my attention.. Now I need to know if it is doable ..
    More pictures would be nice also..
  4. Artillery Mech

    Artillery Mech New Member

    Nov 24, 2003
    Pac North-west
    bompa, I'm sorry to say it's a practical joke that was pulled on a bunch of anti-gun folks. The links were off a M-60 machinegun. The 7.62NATO (.308Win) case rim is the same diameter as the .45 ACP. I shoved the .45 round through the links and shoved that up the grip of my 1911. I got more email than I can count from anti-gun folks on how terrible it was that I found a loophole in the high capacity laws. Several even called the BATF on me! One alphabit soup trooper came over to make sure I hadn't found a way to make a beltfed 1911. He had a good laugh when I showed him what I did. :)
  5. bompa

    bompa New Member

    May 25, 2001
    Western Mass.
    Thanks for the laugh A M ..Must admit that I was a bit interested though..Might even keep it going a bit..Will print out your picture and bring it to club tonight and see what the guys there think..
    Too bad it isn't possible,maybe it is but the cost would be out of sight ..Guess almost anything is possible if you have the cash..
    It is said that you can't buy happiness but you can buy everything,almost,that makes you happy if you have the money..
    Keep the sense of humor,it is great and you can't buy that either..
  6. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    slide activated link to a cog wheel in the mag well. Each rack of the slide pulls another round up. How to dispose of the links? Haven't figgured out that one, yet.

  7. Silver72

    Silver72 Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    Central Texas
    Can't get much worse

    Just about gone!

  8. Artillery Mech

    Artillery Mech New Member

    Nov 24, 2003
    Pac North-west
    Re: Can't get much worse

    Oh yeah BUDDY!!! :D Got wood from THAT one! Highly UN-modified 1911. Not A-1, but just a 1911! Love it when people don't try to change the original! [​IMG]
  9. Artillery Mech

    Artillery Mech New Member

    Nov 24, 2003
    Pac North-west
    Best thing about jokes is watching people's expressions. :D What did the guys at the club say?
  10. bompa

    bompa New Member

    May 25, 2001
    Western Mass.
    Didn't go over as I hoped..The main group,machine gunners,were absent and the rest were ho hum..I don't think they realised just what was represented..Great bunch of people but are rather slow in adopting current trends in comfort and convience in regards to their handguns..You know,thats the way it came out of the box so why change it..That plus the fact that there are almost no new guns,S&W and Walther the exception,that can be sold in the state and nothing can be imported from outside the state..And I thought Cal. was bad..Mass has the worst laws in the states thanks to the AG and his child safety rules..Hope he finds himself out of a job come election time..
    Sorry this turned into a rant,but get upset just thinking about it and the fact that we the people had nothing to say about it,he did it and the courts upheld it.. Screwed without a kiss even...
  11. Zigzag2

    Zigzag2 Guest

    80 series, stainless Gold Cup National Match
  12. Smoky14

    Smoky14 Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Nowhere NM
    Not really all that old, but a Springfield enhanced govt model with a 2 piece barrel. Could not get it to run until it had 500rns through it and some tweeking done. It loves 200gr SWC and will shoot 2in groups until dirty. It now has somewhere near 15K rnds through it and still keeps shooting.

    I have a Kimber from Oregon which I wish I could make up my mind if I want to keep in the safe or make a shooter out of it.

    What do ya' think?????

    Smoky the puzzled
  13. Zigzag2

    Zigzag2 Guest

    definately shoot it! ;)
  14. warpig

    warpig Guest

    Shoot it Smoky. That gun was not built to be a looker all its life.
  15. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Smoky, that Springfield will probably be around when we both are gone. Never heard of any actual problems with their 2-piece barrel.

    By all means, SHOOT that Kimber. :)
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