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First DW 1911 - PM7 in 45acp
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JimBobNW
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After a recent theft, I found myself needing to replace my beloved Kimber 1911 target pistol. I have been a long time fan of the DW revolvers (have owned three) and thought I would give their 1911 a try. After a $700 deal on GB, I picked up nice looking PM7 in 45acp.pm7 PICImage Enlarger

She has a few issues, but all in all I am pleased with her. Here is a list of the issues I have found so far.

  • The rod portion of the 2 piece Guide Rod is missing
  • Rear sight elevation screw is bent/unusable
  • Grip bushings misaligned (my gunsmith had to replace them)
  • Grip screws mismatched/incorrect for pistol (my gunsmith had to replace them)
  • Original barrel replaced with aftermarket (Jarvis)
I would like to get this pistol back into fighting from. Any help, suggestions, or comments would be appreciated.
Thanks
JB
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September 26, 2011 - 5:54 pm
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Congrats JimBob occasion

 

 Is anyone else but me not seeing the pic ? broken-computer

 

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Congrats… and welcome to the site… sure wish you had bought mine though.

 

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I think PM7 is the 1911 that really got DW into 1911's in a big way, it would not surprise me if there are as many PM7's made as almost all the other models combined. Sorry yours was so mistreated, you are doing a good job of restoring it.

FYI- My PM1-S came with a Jarvis barrel

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Nice looking DW!!  Hope you get it in fighting order soon! 

 

Blacktop right mouse button click and go to show pic!  i have had to several times on here in the past couple days! 

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curteric said:

I have a PM-Major that came with a Jarvis barrel. 

PM-1B or PM-1S Major, right? The Majors were made with Jarvis barrels and lot's of top quality name brand internals.

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman "Were is the Self Help Section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

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My Pointman is a PM-1S. I believe that the internals are Chip McCormick. I might be wrong.

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