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Question on older firearm

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tlfreek, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    This is the second or third post on this particular gun / different topic. I have a an older handgun 1911 ish style in 38 auto. the gun is very old and my soon to be wife inherited it from her step father. The gun is cool and looks to be in good shape, but has not been shot in many many many years. when i got the gun I cleaned it thoroughly and inspected it, but as I think about it - is it a good idea to just shoot this thing or should i test fire it first so that it cannot harm the shooter, in this case me. not so sure I want my face around that gun when it fires. perhaps i am making more to this than i should - if so tell me.

    my Q - should i be concerned? If so, how should i test fire? If not let me know why not.

    thanks team.
     
  2. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What is it?
     
  3. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Hi tlfreek,
    Well bring it over and I will check out and test fire for you. I live on SE. 172nd Ave. HappyValley PM me.
    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
     
  4. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Photos, we needs to see them
     
  5. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Is it a 1908 Colt?
     
  6. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    model 1900 or 1902? You do mean 38 ACP, not 38 Super, right?
     
  7. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It could also be a Star or Llama which are both 1911 like...

    Need a LOT more details.
     
  8. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    yup that's it Star in 38 acp
     
  9. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    As you can see, there are a bunch of us that will help you. But...

    Uselesswithoutpics.jpg
     
  10. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    sure I will take a pic although I doubt that will help answer the question.
     
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  11. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    No, but we are just a nosy bunch and like to see pictures of pistols and revolvers and rifles and shotguns and stuff.
    :laugh:
     
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  12. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    This. The more unusual or shiny the better.
     
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