i went to the gunshow in tulsa oklahoma today. i surprised that there were not as many 1911 style guns as i am used to seeing.
i did find one colt that i had to keep walking back to though, its refinish, because its parked, has the arched mainspring. it looks like a 1911, as their are no cuts behind the trigger, and the pony was behind the cocking serations. the first three of the ser # was 601. i don't remember the other numbers. the latest patent date on the slide was feb 14th 1911.
the finish was wore, and the barrel was pretty rough inside. the hammer, slide lock and thumb saftey were checkered, and blued.
the price on the gun was 650, and although that may be a little high, if i had the cash i think i would have bought it, because this gun just dripped with history. (oh, it did have the prop of us stuff on it)
i would love to have been able to bring it home and clean it up.
any poss info about this gun would be great, cause it has kept my interest all day.
if money only grew on tree's!
russel the cop
CHANCE FAVORS THE PREPARED MIND....