Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Everything old is new again...

If you're a real 1911 geek you should appreciate the following factoids:

1) The Colt 1902 has a bushingless coned barrel.
2) The Colt 1902 has a ramped barrel.
2) The Colt 1900 has double, nested recoil spring a la the Detonics or Delta Elite.

Everything old is new again. :)

9 comments:

excitedVulcan said...

Aw, c'mon...
all this teasing teasing teasing!


(I like it!)

the pawnbroker said...

or...jmb was the da vinci of the shootin' iron...jtc

the pawnbroker said...

that should have been:

"Everything old is new again. :)"

or...jmb was the da vinci of the shootin' iron...jtc

sorry for wasting your space.

word ver: dulcul
dull cull? well, that's just mean...

Old NFO said...

And it STILL works :-)

Bob said...

History doesn't repeat, but sometimes it rhymes, said Mark Twain.

staghounds said...

You just had to bring Anne Reinking and Peter Allen up, didn't you?

Anonymous said...

All confirming my opinion that nothing really fascinating has changed in firearms in about a 100 years. They keep re-packaging the same tricks trying for some minor advantage, or fill some niche. 50 years ago they figured out personal "automatic" guns, but that was a minor evolutionary chnage. ( effective, but minor)

But basically the technology is dead stable and the only chnages have been "non firearm" related. Better sights, minor better undertanding of ergonomics, slightly better alloys/materials.

Waiting fer my ray gun , dammit all

DirtCrashr said...

But...what about a tactical full-length guide rod???

Kristopher said...

So ... when are you going to drill it and put on a rail?

Maybe after you have it gold plated and get pearl grips?