Restoring a rusty M1911 from WWI

If you’ve ever scrolled through Facebook, you’ve probably come across one of these restoration videos. You know, old coffee grinders, bread cutters, school bells, you know what I mean. Tarnish, rust, tapped screws, missing nails, they refurbish and restore back to new.

Here a guy restores a 1914 1911 Colt (Makes sense if one is the date!), back to firing condition. And he uses a ton of expert – and patience requiring – techniques to do it!