View Full Version : O1918 is back from Colt
This one had the off center spring tunnel. I sent it back to Colt for a new slide. I also had 'em do a light dehorn, it was very sharp. Feels good now. Haven't shot it yet. Thinkin' 'bout sending it Heirloom for some retro sights.
Nice pistol. I have a Carbonia Blue one that is incredily accurate, even with those tiny sights. It is currently the only 1911 left in my inventory. I will say that it is sharp around the edges though.
Shoot it and enjoy it!
I thought those were retro sights... retro for 1918-era 1911's, anyway.
+1 on the 01918, though. I have a Springfield Mil-Spec and never thought I'd get another 1911, until that one came out. It's beautiful to look at, it's been so far flawless to shoot, and the machining and finish blows the Springfield out of the water.
My only complaint is that it is not quite as accurate as the Springfield; I attribute this to the fact that 1911s' these days are built with tighter tolerances than the originals. From what I've read, the 01918 model was built on the same blueprints of the original Colt model of 1911, so the tolerances are probably more in keeping with the original design. (Might also explain why the Colt has been flawless, but the Mil-Spec has had numerous FTE's and FTF's in its first 500 rounds.)
Not that I mind slightly looser tolerances, mind you. I'll take an ultra-reliable slightly less accurate 1911 over a finicky tack driver any day. I bet old John Browning never would have thought in a million years that people and companies these days are tightening the hell out of his design to make 1911's that shoot 1.5" or less groups at 50 yards. :wow:
Very beautiful, I want one!!!
Looks good I have a couple of those :supergrin:
My only complaint is that it is not quite as accurate as the Springfield; I attribute this to the fact that 1911s' these days are built with tighter tolerances than the originals.
A Springfield Mil-Spec is not a tight or accurate gun by any intent of Springfield. Tolerance stacking can produce a tight gun as easily as a loose one. My experience with Springfield and Colt has been revolting (to put it nicely).
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