This is a discussion on Colt 1911, circa 1914: modify or not? within the Handgun Discussion forums, part of the Handguns category; Hey guys, Thanks to all for your input, ideas, and humor. I really appreciate the advice....
Thanks to all for your input, ideas, and humor. I really appreciate the advice.
Keep in mind that heat treating was done in a completely different way back then. Spot heat treating was the common approach. Be careful how you mod. Personally, I would carry any gun if it was all I had. If it has collector value at all, more than a new gun, sell it and buy a more appropriate gun. Heck even $300 will get you a good gun on the used market if you look hard and are careful with your purchase.
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