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    Quote Originally Posted by theorangecat View Post
    The clan elder (a WWII vet) who showed me the 1911 takedown/reassembly process did it in a way that an "idiot mark" was pretty much a given. For a long time, I assumed that any 1911 which was actually used to any extent would have at least a bit of finish wear in the area.

    I don't think the most fastidious gun owners in my extended family really cared that much about such things; looking back, I think I may have been the first - or maybe second - of the whole lot that felt compelled to keep a firearm looking new as long as possible.
    I think for guys like dad it was just a "pistol", not a collectors item. One's choices in his day were pretty much a Colt Government, Browning HP or a Colt/Smith revolver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1986s4 View Post
    I think for guys like dad it was just a "pistol", not a collectors item. One's choices in his day were pretty much a Colt Government, Browning HP or a Colt/Smith revolver.
    That’s for sure.
    I got my first center fire pistol in High School with bucks saved from a part time job.
    It was a “T Series” BHP.
    A true "Gun Guy" (or gal) should have familiarity and a modicum of proficiency with most all firearms platforms.

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    My dream is for Toyota to make a 1911. I also wish Toyota made the Jeep line of garbage too. And my shitty new new Maytag that's broken down twice... and my shitty weed whacker...

    I'm so tired of American mediocrity in design.
    "You people have too much time on your hands." - scottryan

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    My GE washer and dryer have been great, my F150 is running awesome after 11 years with no issues. There are a lot of well made American products and a lot of crappy ones too. Although anecdotally, I feel Japanese products have a much better reputation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    My dream is for Toyota to make a 1911. I also wish Toyota made the Jeep line of garbage too. And my shitty new new Maytag that's broken down twice... and my shitty weed whacker...

    I'm so tired of American mediocrity in design.
    AMEN, brother !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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