Excellent shooter. Tried to get the image to look even but for some reason it looks like there is a shadow making the thing look like a hard baller.
You put that bbl on steroids did ya.. Man i like this, love the lanyard loop, looks like a A1 but with better sights.. Great looking 1911 Lew.
one. I was loading my own when I bought this one in the mid '80's and I've had to toss out bunches of cases I wore out from repeated usage.
I had the throat worked so it easily swallows SWC bullets. No functional problems. It fires and ejects everytime the trigger is pulled.
Anyone that believes the urban myth that 1911A1's are not reliable has not owned one.
I told you mine were all old WWII's before they became "collectable", and of course they had all the bugs worked out of them over the years.. Never the less, i could change bbl's, slides, and they all functioned perfect, everytime. When my agency changed over to Glocks in the mid 90's, we spent more time on the "tap rack" drill than anything else.. Not saying the Glocks arent great, (to late, and to tired to duck under the table) just about every LE agency in the country is going with them. I am saying that the only auto ive ever had as reliable as a revolver is a 1911.
I took it to a 'smith, he cleaned out the years of crud,
Lots of carbon from years of handloads. One of the deputies my dad worked with did all the reloading for the department and my Dad never passed up a chance to fire free ammo. My hand loads were prolly just as or more nasty.
I used to reload .357's using a 158 gr lead SWC over 7.5-8.0 gr Unique with magnum primers. With S&W K- & N-frame revolvers, & even with a Ruger 3-screw Blackhawk, I'd have to completely disassemble the gun every 1000 rounds or so & scrub everything with trichloroethane or perchloroethylene to get all the crap out. Just blasting it with Gun Scrubber wasn't good enough. This is back in the 1970's & 1980's, long before Unique was reformulated to the far cleaner powder it is today. The old Unique is the only powder I ever had that trouble with. For a hunting load I used a 158 gr gas check SWC over near max H110, which was completely clean. For some reason (probably just personal quirkiness) I always like H110 better than 2400 or W296 for these loads.
Only round that i had a problem with (factory) was for a Ruger Blackhawk, the 30 carbine as you know has to be seated in the cylinder.. I had to be careful as sometimes (factory loads) would hang up.. when you dealing in thousands of an inch.. not a lot of room for error.