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I got this in a trade in a parking lot in Portland Saturday. The owner, who knew little about the piece said "the factory put in a "fitted" barrel". Can anyone enlighten me? The owner said the previous owner before him told him that...:confused:
 

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oh yeah, 45 ACP
 

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I suppose you could call every factory barrel 'fitted'. A Double Eagle; let us know how it shoots. Now you need a Colt All American 2000* to keep it company...;)

*Colt 2000 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"All American 2000." Gee Pete, I hadn't thought of those since...well, in about 13 years! ;)

Rat, that looks like an Officer's Model. Is it a MK II?
 

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Aw gee Terry, I was thinking about getting an All American... after all they are really rare

I guess the double beagle is too,,,:rolleyes:
 

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"All American 2000." Gee Pete, I hadn't thought of those since...well, in about 13 years! ;)

Rat, that looks like an Officer's Model. Is it a MK II?
Yes sir, it is..is that good?
 

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I am no expert, Rat, but I think the MK II version fixed a couple of issues that the first series of them had.

Might want to give a look with your favorite search engine. Here's a sample of what I found.

Colt Double Eagle - AR15.Com Archive

Take her out, shoot her, and let us know how you like it. :)
 

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Aw gee Terry, I was thinking about getting an All American... after all they are really rare

I guess the double beagle is too,,,:rolleyes:
Yessir. :) Hadn't seen either one on a shelf anywhere for a while.

Surprisingly they seem to pop up on some auction sites here and there. :dunno:
 

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At the time, Br'er Mas wrote a fairly positive review of the Double Eagle. IIRC, he gave credit for a good try, but also strongly cautioned about removing the grip panels, since they are what hold at least one critical spring in place.
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Regarding the AA 2000, despite its innovations and pedigree of two of the stars of modern gun design, it is one of the clunkiest-looking pistols ever, like some chunks of 2x4 stuck together. And yes, 'eyeball appeal' is a big factor in gun sales.
 

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:rolleyes:Thanks Y'all...It does feel "clunky" and kind of bulky but I'm going out this week and try some JHP and FMJ through it..I shall let you know.
 

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Regarding the AA 2000, despite its innovations and pedigree of two of the stars of modern gun design, it is one of the clunkiest-looking pistols ever, like some chunks of 2x4 stuck together. And yes, 'eyeball appeal' is a big factor in gun sales.
From what I have heard the lawyers got ahold of the design.
 

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From what I have heard the lawyers got ahold of the design.
The couple examples of Colt All-American/Colt 2000 pistols I have personally seen looked decent enough. Then again when I saw the Mauser M2 for the first time I thought it would be a game changer. I love that design and the triangular sights on it.

The AA/2000 is probably made pretty well and decent, though I have not shot one. As shep said it might have been a looks thing or something that didn't "go over" but it looks OK to me. I still think there is a road there for Colt to work on that stuff for something like a service pistol for Police, etc. today.
 

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It might also have helped if Colt had been able to practically give the guns away to whole departments.
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As an attempt to produce a double-action 1911, the Double Eagle was indeed a pretty good try, but that was a really tough time for Colt.
 

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Ok, question for you whiz kids....it shot like a champ but..the casings all had a slight dent on the top edge of one side. Mag issues? or ? I used a 8 round after market mag on it.
 

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Ok, question for you whiz kids....it shot like a champ but..the casings all had a slight dent on the top edge of one side. Mag issues? or ? I used a 8 round after market mag on it.
Dinged brass is a feature of the 1911, to the consternation of reloaders. Many guns have enlarged ejection ports to try to avoid this.
Can you post a photo of the right side of the pistol, showing the ejection port?
 

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Dinged brass is a feature of the 1911, to the consternation of reloaders. Many guns have enlarged ejection ports to try to avoid this.
Can you post a photo of the right side of the pistol, showing the ejection port?
Here it is...
 

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OK, It's been a while since I've shot my Commander with the same shape port, but I believe it still dinged the brass. When CeePee drops in, he should be able to give you some good suggestions.
 

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Thanks Pete! I appreciate your assistance...
 
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