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Old 07-14-2011, 16:47   #1
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"Retro" Colt 1911's

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).


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Old 07-14-2011, 16:47   #2
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Old 07-14-2011, 16:50   #3
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Very nice. I love the classic looking pistols.
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Old 07-14-2011, 16:54   #4
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I love the retro pistols as well. I just picked up a 70 Series Colt, and love it!
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Old 07-14-2011, 16:56   #5
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Old 07-14-2011, 17:14   #6
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Very nice

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Old 07-14-2011, 17:18   #7
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Very nice

Congrats!

If I ever buy a Colt I want one of those.
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Old 07-14-2011, 17:32   #8
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Very nice. The walnut grips definitely look more period correct than the cocobolo ones.
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Old 07-14-2011, 18:08   #9
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So old it defines "retro" ...
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An original WWI Colt 1911. Born-on date: 11/1917.

Slide proudly sez: "Model of 1911 U.S. Army"
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And after 94 years, this old warhorse can still get it done.
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Old 07-14-2011, 18:22   #10
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I've been bit by the same bug
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Old 07-14-2011, 18:52   #11
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Very nice. I love the classic looking pistols.
OP, nice collection!

Spur hammer, solid trigger (even if it's not a Quack Trigger), minimalist billboards, fine cocking serrations (none of front)...
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Old 07-14-2011, 18:54   #12
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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!

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Old 07-14-2011, 19:29   #13
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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.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:59   #14
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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.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:12   #15
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very nice, love the classic look
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Congrats! Very nice.
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Old 07-16-2011, 16:38   #17
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Old 07-16-2011, 16:40   #18
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Congrats, Very Cool.
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Old 07-16-2011, 17:41   #19
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Nice looking pistols.

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


I like the originals much better.

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1943 Ithaca 1911A1 (reparked)
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The 1918 Colt is still a fantastic shooter.
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Nice pistols.


I like the originals much better.

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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.
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Old 07-16-2011, 19:22   #23
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Those are nice, congrats on the Colts.
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Old 07-16-2011, 19:25   #24
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Nice pistols.


I like the originals much better.

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1944 Remington Rand 1911A1

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Pure awesomeness, James.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:18   #25
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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.
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