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I picked up this circa 1917, type III 1903 Hammerless earlier this year and had a bit of work done by Dave Sams. A few before/after pics:







new sights!


I was able to hit the range after dinner last night for her initial shake down run. She was a little stiff for the first few magazines, but after about 50 rounds she settled in and we hit our stride (took some time getting used to the smaller size and lack of usual 1911 controls I'm used to). The target below was fired with my last five shots of the 50-round box; I decided to quit while I was ahead :D

Remington 71gr FMJ ammo, five shots fired two handed/standing/unsupported from 21'



90 years old and still kicking ;)
 

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I agree with Mac, except I bet it didn't look quite that nice when it was new.
You know, I think it would be kinda cool if Wilson,Baer,Kimber,etc....would make a retro semi-custom/enhanced version of these models.?:)
 

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Hey looking good there. I also have a FN 1910 .32acp, top rate condition and I shoot it all the time and groups are not bad at all. My kids think its "pimpin" to shoot the old geezer. Hell it even rides in my pocket at times.

Roy
 

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It's interesting to note that a pre-1911 is already Bobtailed.
 

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Very nice restoration of a fine pistol.
 
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