So, who wants an original 1911?

JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior MemberPosts: 6,140 Senior Member
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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,782 Senior Member
    Not me for the price they want.
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,848 Senior Member
    I prefer the modern improved variety.
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    They will be graded,
    1) light rattle
    2)rattle ok
    3)washboard road
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,426 Senior Member
    I am tucking money away with the hope that they offer some non A1 Colts.


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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,880 Senior Member
    I'm holding out for a Singer! :jester:
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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,766 Senior Member
    That would be just cool.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Won't most of them be C&R eligible? There should be thousands of them over 50 years old.
    Jerry
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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 7,099 Senior Member
    One word, 15 letters, six syllables:

    GIMMEGIMMEGIMME!!!

    I am really, REALLY curious as to what's going to be in this inventory, as I am really, REALLY curious to find out how Uncle Sam handled them after the major WWII downsizing. We had so many pistols that we didn't need to buy another one from 1945 to 1986, so I have to guess that a lot of those that were in active service stayed in active service, and a lot of the extras probably stayed extras, being pulled out to replace losses. Hoping that there's at least some late-WWII waxed-paper mummies still in their little cardboard sarcophagi.

    How the CMP plays it will be an interesting show to watch as well. 10,000 per year will certainly fill the market up some, but enough to affect prices, who knows? They undoubtedly can, will, and should auction off the choice articles - how high those go. . .who knows? Hoping for samples of Rem-UMC, Springfield, and US&S myself.
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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,319 Senior Member
    I'll be down there in Dec. Maybe they will have some by then. I'd like to check them out.
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  • bobskibobski Member Posts: 133 Member
    wow. imagine how many USS are out there?
    wow.
    wow.
    wow.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,212 Senior Member
    Back when I was shooting Bullseye Matches we used to have a match that had to be shot we "rack weapons". Some of the the 1911s we drew had some serious mileage on them, others appeared to never have been fired. The armorer would pull one out of the rack...complete luck of the draw......scores were...... interesting...
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  • rice paddy daddyrice paddy daddy New Member Posts: 12 New Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Won't most of them be C&R eligible? There should be thousands of them over 50 years old.
    Jerry

    They all are. The government did not buy any after World War Two, they just kept repairing/rebuilding the existing stock.
    If a person wants a piece of history, by all means buy one.
    If a person just cares about fit and function a modern civilian gun would probably be more prudent.

    I would like one for my milsurp collection, but with 2 Colts and a RIA already it is hard to justify buying one.
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,875 Senior Member
    They all are. The government did not buy any after World War Two, they just kept repairing/rebuilding the existing stock.
    If a person wants a piece of history, by all means buy one.
    If a person just cares about fit and function a modern civilian gun would probably be more prudent.

    I would like one for my milsurp collection, but with 2 Colts and a RIA already it is hard to justify buying one.

    Agreed. I've worked on a few while I was unit armorer in West Germany. Unless they are $150. Pass. Early hit the target. They go bang, that's about it. Worn out many times over. A high point is going to be tighter.
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