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Old 12-20-2018, 08:25 PM
skohler skohler is offline
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Originally Posted by steelap View Post
Scott Gahimer ( wrote a very good piece on why not to shoot a historical pistol. It is quoted in this thread from the 1911 Forum.

As can be told from the references to the age of the pistols, it was written some time ago, but is perhaps even more pertinent today, especially with respect to a family heirloom.

If you agree with Scott, you may want to print it out for discussion with you children.

Scott is still active in the 1911 community, and is very personable and easy to talk to. I have had several enjoyable discussions with him. You can reach him through his website, which has email and phone info.

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Thanks for posting this Steelap.
I know Scott and the linked post above has wise advice. Zevo- did you read through this? I'm not trying to pass myself off as some sort of expert, but the folks in the link are the experts on vintage pre WW2 1911's.

I don't have any sort of vested interest in the OP shooting or not, just hoping to pass along good informed consent for him to ponder.
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