cyriaque wrote:I've noticed that several, if not many of us are into shooting. Just wondering what you enjoy shooting. I've got about 30 firearms of various calibers-rifles and pistols. Love to shoot the old military-garands, carbines, 1903. You?
I took my son to the range we fired the 1902 Colt 38 and the M1911 neither of these guns has been fired in at least 60 years we put a 120 rounds through the M1911 and a scant 9 through the 1902, through 1902 to shoots and obsolete round that is 50 dollars for 40 rounds so were going to check in to reloading as a way of keeping the 1902 active , both these guns are old the 1902 is a 104 years old and is the predecessor to the M1911, my M1911 is 97 years old and was my Grandfathers WWI military issue that he brought back from France it really is fun shooting these old guns they have alot of history to them..
hers a pic of the Colt 1902
Heres a couple of the M1911, check the condition of the M1911 as opposed to the 1902 the 1902 was bought new by my Great Grandfather and always kept in the house the M1911 on the other hand was in a trench in France for a solid year then my Grandfather Some how got to keep it but for some reason he never took care of it it was always in a tool box in the barn until my Dad got it in the 70's I don't know where the damage came from could have been France or the neglect of 50 years in a tool box
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