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Took the "Rampant Colt" out today. The serial # of 10,XXX lists it as shipped out on 11/1/12. It has been refinished (blued, similar to the original) , and the barrel and a couple of minor parts have been replaced over the years, but for all practical purposes it is the same as it was 92 years ago--thin, knife edge front sight and shallow rounded notch rear....just a great old 'shooter'.

Yes, it has about a 7 pound pull with some creep, and the POI with hardball is about 6" high at 20 yds., but it goes bang every time and will keep them in 2" when I do my job right.

A couple of years ago I was trying to adapt to the 'safe action" trigger of a Glock 17 when I hauled this old warrior out for comparision. I shot the old horse pistol better and it hit the clanger a helluva lot harder. Not to mention the resultant grin.

Maybe I should check to see if Pike Bishop's initials are inside the grips. It sure has the right feel!
 
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MANY years ago when I was digging through the gun stuff my grandfather left me, I found a cigar box with a 1911 slide in it, along with most of the parts to complete the pistol other than the frame. I picked up an aftermarket frame and built up a nice shooting, albeit a pretty loose, .45ACP. Nothing wrong with old shooters! The grin factor is huge and it's worth it just to sit and think about where that pistol (or collection of parts in my case) has been! I wish I still had it, but I suffered from many youth-related stupidities and sold it years ago.
 
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