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h2o-5o
07-14-2011, 16:47
I've been on a bit of a "retro" kick lately. At least retro inspired, if not true to form. I got a Colt ANVIII (01911ANVIII) a few months ago, and earlier this week took delivery of a Colt Talo WWII "Armed Forces" (01970A1MA).


http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/gunslinger902/Retro%201911s/1911-right.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/gunslinger902/Retro%201911s/1911-left.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/gunslinger902/Retro%201911s/1911a1-right.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/gunslinger902/Retro%201911s/1911a1-left.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/gunslinger902/Retro%201911s/Both-in.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/gunslinger902/Retro%201911s/Both-out.jpg

h2o-5o
07-14-2011, 16:47
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/gunslinger902/Retro%201911s/anviii.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/gunslinger902/Retro%201911s/Talo-Colt-1911A1.jpg

JGguns
07-14-2011, 16:50
Very nice. I love the classic looking pistols.

skdmrklcy
07-14-2011, 16:54
I love the retro pistols as well. I just picked up a 70 Series Colt, and love it!

Glockdude1
07-14-2011, 16:56
:thumbsup:

bac1023
07-14-2011, 17:14
Very nice

Congrats! :cool:

thecableguy
07-14-2011, 17:18
Very nice

Congrats! :cool:
:thumbsup:
If I ever buy a Colt I want one of those.

Three-Five-Seven
07-14-2011, 17:32
Very nice. The walnut grips definitely look more period correct than the cocobolo ones.

agtman
07-14-2011, 18:08
So old it defines "retro" ...
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/Colt-24.jpg

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/Colt-27.jpg

An original WWI Colt 1911. Born-on date: 11/1917.

Slide proudly sez: "Model of 1911 U.S. Army"
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/Colt-14.jpg

And after 94 years, this old warhorse can still get it done.
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/Colt-T1.jpg

:cool:

chakup
07-14-2011, 18:22
I've been bit by the same bug
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr324/2k5wrx/Guns/Colts/CIMG1361-1.jpg

http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr324/2k5wrx/Guns/Colt%201903/IMG_0289.jpg

Cobra64
07-14-2011, 18:52
Very nice. I love the classic looking pistols.

:agree: OP, nice collection!

Spur hammer, solid trigger (even if it's not a Quack Trigger), minimalist billboards, fine cocking serrations (none of front)...

jedi573
07-14-2011, 18:54
That WWII reproduction is kind of a weird mix of features, isn't it? Shorter 1911-style grip safety tang, wide hammer, double diamond grips, and the front sight looks like the older version too.

You're making me want to get a retro-looking 1911, though! :)

Andy

fnfalman
07-14-2011, 19:29
Talo seems to get Colt to put out some interesting stuff.

I just saw an Ithaca that was "modified". A real GI Ithaca. Made me want to cry.

brisk21
07-16-2011, 07:59
Ive always wanted one of those "Talo" retro series 70 Colts with the old rollmarks. That would make a heck of a base gun. I just hope that someday when Im ready I can find one.

djackson
07-16-2011, 08:12
very nice, love the classic look

38 Super Fan
07-16-2011, 10:27
Congrats! Very nice. :thumbsup:

bac1023
07-16-2011, 16:38
Great pics

Fedor
07-16-2011, 16:40
Congrats, Very Cool. :cool:

CMG
07-16-2011, 17:41
Nice looking pistols.

I prefer the modern versions for shooting (more comfort for me), but the classic lines are still easy on the eyes.

Two Guns
07-16-2011, 17:55
I love the classic look.

jrs93accord
07-16-2011, 18:02
Nice pistols.


I like the originals much better.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/001.jpg

1918 Colt 1911 "Black Army"
1943 Ithaca 1911A1 (reparked)
1944 Remington Rand 1911A1

The 1918 Colt is still a fantastic shooter.

agtman
07-16-2011, 19:05
Nice pistols.


I like the originals much better.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/001.jpg

1918 Colt 1911 "Black Army"
1943 Ithaca 1911A1 (reparked)
1944 Remington Rand 1911A1

The 1918 Colt is still a fantastic shooter.

Great pics, thanks!

My Colt 1911, above, is pre-"Black Army," but you're right, the accuracy for its age is outstanding.

craig19
07-16-2011, 19:22
Those are nice, congrats on the Colts.

Hokie1911
07-16-2011, 19:25
Nice pistols.


I like the originals much better.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/001.jpg

1918 Colt 1911 "Black Army"
1943 Ithaca 1911A1 (reparked)
1944 Remington Rand 1911A1

The 1918 Colt is still a fantastic shooter.

Pure awesomeness, James. :drool:

Jim S.
07-17-2011, 10:18
The original 1911's are still my favorite look.
Has the military look that I associate 1911's with.
I do like the customs with some of the modern features, but not on a retro and never on an original.