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 Post subject: The DA 1911
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:52 pm 
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These were made for a few years in the early 80's. A guy brought it by and I got a few pics, inside and out.... it is not the greatest 1911 ever but I think it ought to be in a proper collection, I doubt there are very many around. The ODI Viking Combat, the first production version of LW Seecamp's double action conversion (you guys who really know this stuff, correct me if I'm wrong):

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 Post subject: Re: The DA 1911
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:21 pm 
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I happened across this 1984 article in American Handgunner:

http://americanhandgunner.com/1984issues/HJF84.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: The DA 1911
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:21 pm 
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I remember those. Always seemed a bit crude compared to other 1911s available then.


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 Post subject: Re: The DA 1911
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:00 am 
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Yes-- this one is a tad on the rough side but everything seems to be sufficient and working. It had a great double action pull thanks to a mainspring that was maybe 60% of standard. Coupled with the fact that in DA the hammer does not go all the way back, typical of this type of action, I felt it was sure to misfire and replaced it with a new 23-pounder.... even though I expect this gun to be used for having, not for shooting. DA pull went way up, naturally, but-- useable.


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