|10-03-2012, 04:56 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Hello from the Midwest
Tim aka CWO4UCGRET, retired Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer and currently in my 9th year as a Customs and Border Protection Officer on the Northern Border.
I own about 160 guns of all types and makes from an 1878 Swiss Vetterli to an AR that I also have a 10mm upper for - and alot of guns in between. My favorite all-time gun however is the venerable 1911, in most of the calibers available. My caliber range goes from .22 lr to .45 acp and include 10mm, .38 Super, 9mm, and .357 Magnum (revolver ammo). I have Colts, Detonics, Sigs, Coonans, S&W, Taurus, Charles Daly (Bul of Israel); primarily factory "stock" guns.
That changed today; I drove about 85 miles to a gun shop that I had won an auction for a Detonics Pocket .380, to go with my Pocket 9. Unfortunately for my bank account they had a display case that was approximately 90% 1911.
The one I settled on (in addition to the Detonics) is a blued 1946 Colt Government with some custom wood target stocks; with a right handed thumb rest. Upon examination the main spring housing and barrel bushing are marked with the logo: HARPE; which I understand is for Jesse Harpe. The back strap, grip safety, and front strap are checkered in a diamond pattern; the grip safety terminates in a point. The trigger has a wide serrated shoe on it; the rear sight is marked Micro and is adjustable; the front sight is different; I don't know how to describe it; so here are some pictures I took of it:
The gun also came with two unmarked magazines and a spare barrel marked with a P on the left link leg.
I think for what I paid, I got a good deal; I am going to try to shoot is tomorrow.
I haven't completely stripped it down yet; did Jesse Harpe sign his work or leave any hidden marks?
|10-04-2012, 12:49 AM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: N. Va.
Thank you for sharing an interesting 1911, old school work.
Many thanks for your continued service to our Country.
Welcome to a great forum. regards.
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