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    1914 Colt Army 1911 pickup

    Picked her up for what I think was a decent price. Not sure if reblued or not, but if so they did a very nice job. Minimal wear on internals

    Gave it a CLP bath, donít mind the residue



    Slight Finish wear on lugs, no missing metal

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    Nice looking old pistol, one of my favorites.
    Regards, Jim

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    "...if re-blued or not..." If it was, I suspect it wasn't recently due to the holster wear on the slide. Dunno if there were pre-war(well U.S. involvement) 1911's that were blued or not. There doesn't seem to be any of the Ordnance Board inspector's marks either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunray View Post
    "...if re-blued or not..." If it was, I suspect it wasn't recently due to the holster wear on the slide. Dunno if there were pre-war(well U.S. involvement) 1911's that were blued or not. There doesn't seem to be any of the Ordnance Board inspector's marks either.
    Itís there (this is before cleanup)



    Didnít show up well in OP pics

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    I had my 1913 Colt reblued, those inspector marks were the first thing to go <gulp!> as they are very shallow.

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by RASelkirk View Post
    I had my 1913 Colt reblued, those inspector marks were the first thing to go <gulp!> as they are very shallow.

    Russ
    Well, maybe a good sign that itís still there then lol.

    Do you shoot yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveTA1983 View Post
    Well, maybe a good sign that it’s still there then lol.

    Do you shoot yours?
    Good sign for your gun, not so much for mine. Someone before me used a grinder on the slide (album: 1913 Colt before and after - Album on Imgur). Haven't shot it yet, the firm that did the bluing ran a mag through it as a function check though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RASelkirk View Post
    Good sign for your gun, not so much for mine. Someone before me used a grinder on the slide (album: 1913 Colt before and after - Album on Imgur). Haven't shot it yet, the firm that did the bluing ran a mag through it as a function check though.

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    The finished product though......beautiful.

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    Replaced recoil and firing pin springs and it shoots great! No failures in the 7 mags I ran through it




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