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Old 05-08-2020, 05:36 PM
M1 sniper M1 sniper is offline
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 570

I have my grandfathers dcm 1918 colt with a
Rand slide on it. It shipped out of lead Iím the 60ís.
I shoot the thing on my birthday once a year and
Let me say itís the only pistol that has never
Let me down. I remember shooting it a lot when
I was a kid and donít ever remember it jamming.
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Old 05-08-2020, 06:37 PM
bandofM1 bandofM1 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: ohio
Posts: 1,582

Colt made a lot in 1918 ,more then they made in WW2. My 1911 Colt made in 1918 has a WW -2 Colt replacement slide and Barrel with the plastic grips and the frame has all 1911 features and parkerized. Great shooter ,my dad gave it to me in 1968 and I am 66 now. Shoot it a mag or two a year. Its still in arsenal %90 cond. Great house gun.
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:50 AM
lamarw lamarw is offline
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: On Lake Martin, Alabama
Posts: 36

My Colt M1911 was manufactured on Oct. 11, 1918 and shipped to Bush Terminal on Oct. 15, 1918. All the components look to be original to include the barrel with an interloping HP marking. The finish shows wear typical of a Black Army pistol. The grips are well worn but not as bad as the OP's. The interior of the barrel shows some spotting and corrosion. The pistol is not marked as a rebuild.

I have fired it a few times, but it is rarely fired and now primarily a display piece. I would hate to have any part fail and have to replace it with a non-original part.
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