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CMP received 8000 1911s

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Wow, legislation for their release requires 2 separate BG checks and no 03 C&R and must be shipped to an 01 FFL.  One per buyer and a lottery to pick the 8000 winners allowed to buy from a possible 150,000 entries.

    At least, they were released for sale to the public.


    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member


    "When these pistols are made available for purchase later this year, they will be graded according to overall condition and sold at the following prices: Service Grade, $1,050 plus shipping; Field Grade, $950 plus shipping; and Rack Grade, $850 plus shipping. In other words, the CMP just turned back the clock on G.I. M1911A1 prices by more than a decade. To get those prices though, several requirements and restrictions will apply to qualified buyers—some of which are new to the world of the Civilian Marksmanship Program. First of all, you will have to submit a separate order pack even if you are already qualified to purchase from the CMP’s rifle sales program. In addition to that, there is a lifetime limit of one pistol per qualified buyer and that even applies to the M1911s that go to the CMP’s auction site. Unlike the CMP’s rifle sales program, CMP 1911s cannot be delivered to your door—they can only be shipped to a Federal Firearms Licensee. The 03 Curio and Relic License is excluded from this program. Additionally, qualified buyers will also have to receive a “proceed” on two National Instant Criminal Background Checks: once at the CMP when the purchase is completed and again when the buyer picks up the pistol from his or her FFL. These requirements were not the CMP’s choice but rather a condition placed on the program by its authorizing legislation. All details relating to purchasing requirements are currently listed in detail on the CMP’s website along the complete M1911 program order packet."
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,340 Senior Member
    At those prices they can keep them. I can find way better things to do with that kind of money. I have very few guns I will never shoot & will not add to that with one of those.
    You can build a nice AR & have money left for pizza.

  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Glad they are not gonna destroy them and 8000 pieces of history will be in collectors hands.


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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,324 Senior Member
    I'm still on the fence on this one.

    $1050 is probably fair market value for a GI gun that is arsenal-reworked and documented as such.  While it's the all original parts guns that get the drool flowing, these are cool in their own right - they've been there, done that, and went through rehab so they'd be ready to do it again.

    Also intriguing is that the 1911's appear to have stayed 1911's through whatever reworking the arsenals did - they may be Frankenguns with Parkerizing where bluing should be, but at least they're not Frankenguns with 1911-A1 parts.  

    I fear anything truly interesting is likely going off to auction-land, but we shall see.
    WWJMBD?

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  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    Seems to me that these are for people who really, really wants to own an original GI 1911/1911A1 as a collectible item (Many will shoot them every once in a while) and not an average gun enthusiast looking to get any number of surplused firearms for cheap like it used to be decades ago.....those days are long gone!

    If I could, I'd go for one, no matter if price pretty much matches what a GI 1911 in similar conditions seems to be going for in the collectors' market nowadays; anyone else without actual collectible interest has a HUGE commercial market offer of this particular platform to choose from.
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,689 Senior Member
    Judging from several.comments after the article, it doesn't sound like many will buy them. Prices may come down later on as more are released.

    I would like to have that Ithaca though since I have a Model 37.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,982 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #9
    Has anybody checked the prices on war surplus 1911s lately? 1944 Rem-Rands routinely go for $2500 - granted, in better shape than these are likely to be - but they're apparently not asking that kind of money either! The *ONLY* reason I won't be all over this is because I've been promised a mint 1944 RemRand when a very good friend passes on...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
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