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Hey Guys,

Merry Christmas first!, I'm contemplating purchasing a Colt WW1 Re-Issue, can anyone tell me if the heft, and feel are close to an original?, having held the real thing, not sure if will be happy, the price is right, $850 NIB, but I'm concerned about sacrificing dollars and using cost savings, and might not be happy, your thoughts?

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Heft and balance are the same to me. Little sights may be slightly better. The fit and finish are better on the new ones I have looked at. The differences are there but if you find a NIB original made around 1917 for around $1K, I would buy it.
 

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dakota1911 said:
Heft and balance are the same to me. Little sights may be slightly better. The fit and finish are better on the new ones I have looked at. The differences are there but if you find a NIB original made around 1917 for around $1K, I would buy it.
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The new replicas feel and handle just like an original. They tend to be fitted more tightly than the old WW1-era guns, but since few of these will ever see the bottom of a muddy trench that shouldn't be a big deal.
 

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The new replicas feel and handle just like an original. They tend to be fitted more tightly than the old WW1-era guns, but since few of these will ever see the bottom of a muddy trench that shouldn't be a big deal.
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Better buy it while you can!!! If you regret the purchase later on and decide to unload it, it'll sell quickly.
Roger Sir, I'm on the way to doing that, Merry Christmas!
 

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The only thing I can't stand about the reissues are the bug-eyed rollmarks, which definitely look different than the originals.
 

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I agree. The problem is that Colt doesn't bother to sand the markings down flat after the rollmark dies have made their impression. It's something that really irks me about all of the new Colts. It looks like hell, especially on the Series 70 guns with their high-polish flats.
 

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I agree. The problem is that Colt doesn't bother to sand the markings down flat after the rollmark dies have made their impression. It's something that really irks me about all of the new Colts. It looks like hell, especially on the Series 70 guns with their high-polish flats.
Also, I'm surprised at how many people say things like "Raised rollmarks? I don't see those on any of my new Colts".

Go look at a Colt from the 60's and then look at a new Colt and tell me what you see.
 

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I agree. The problem is that Colt doesn't bother to sand the markings down flat after the rollmark dies have made their impression. It's something that really irks me about all of the new Colts. It looks like hell, especially on the Series 70 guns with their high-polish flats.
Oh you are so right! It's an attitude of just a "bit less" than what we made 45 years ago. I can not stand it.
 

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WW1 Quality Issue

While I know opinions vary, for about $1200+ here locally I can get a original, but I figured that the re-issue will work just fine, and I plan to shoot it, so maybe one day it will look beat up and have some emotional value, geez, I must have too much time on my hands, I'm just going to buy the damn thing, if the bad guys fall down at the other end that's all that matters, well, looking good putting doom on the goomers is good too!

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I was pleasantly surprised at how tight and well made my reissue is, and even more blown away by how it shoots. Can't say how it compares to original, but feels right in my hands. I'd buy it again.
 

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I was pleasantly surprised at how tight and well made my reissue is, and even more blown away by how it shoots. Can't say how it compares to original, but feels right in my hands. I'd buy it again.
More good news, many thanks!, having never held one the comments have really helped my decision...
 
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