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Posted: 7/9/2001 1:00:34 PM EDT
[url]http://www.colt.com/colt/html/a1a_m1911a1.html[/url] Colt is producing a limited run of true M1911A1s. One of them WILL be mine. Yeah, I know Kimber, SA, and all them others make great whizbang M1911 type handguns/raceguns/spaceguns, but I want a good basic, true to original form M1911A1. And a Colt, no less. Makes my day. [:)]
Link Posted: 7/9/2001 1:05:39 PM EDT
Hmmm...only 4,000 to be made and retailing for $1000+ each? No thanks. I can buy a pre-series 70 Commercial model for less than that and have a better gun.
Link Posted: 7/9/2001 1:14:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/9/2001 2:10:41 PM EDT
You got that right, You can find damn nice originals for that price and Colt didn't exactly corner the market on M1911A1's in WWII either.
Link Posted: 7/9/2001 2:17:20 PM EDT
What abou the mil-spec Springfield Armory? Sells for around $450.if I'm not mistaken.
Link Posted: 7/9/2001 2:47:36 PM EDT
[img]http://www.seanet.com/~dkamm/newcolt.jpg[/img] Here is a picture I swiped from 1911.com. I was interested in the idea for a long time until I found out the intended price sometime back in March.
Link Posted: 7/9/2001 2:52:46 PM EDT
Oh, and of course we collectors of anything old (I collect knives) all know that it doesn't take long for someone to pass off a repro as the real deal. [url]http://www.1911forum.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/002972.html[/url] [puke]
Link Posted: 7/9/2001 3:09:53 PM EDT
For not a whole lot more, you can have the real thing!!!! The UPS man delivered this today. "US Switch & Signal" M1911A1. Of the 2 million M1911A1's made from 1941 to 1945, only (and exactly) 50,000 were "US S&S" and all were made in 1943. This gun is in excellant condition with only a few small handling marks. All markings are correct and it is authentic from end-to-end. I'm very proud to own this small piece of history. [img]albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=258760&a=13379510&p=51571949[/img]
Link Posted: 7/9/2001 3:53:01 PM EDT
I can always match many you guys on the full auto front but there aren´t too many original M1911s or M1911A1s around here in Finland, so IM DAMN JEALOUS to you drfcolt about that pistol there.
Link Posted: 7/9/2001 8:49:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By drfcolt: For not a whole lot more, you can have the real thing!!!! The UPS man delivered this today. "US Switch & Signal" M1911A1. Of the 2 million M1911A1's made from 1941 to 1945, only (and exactly) 50,000 were "US S&S" and all were made in 1943.
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Beat you to a US&S by about 7 years. Also already have Springfield Armory Defender that I picked up about 10 years. Something about having a brand new Colt M1911A1 that I won't be as concerned about using and abusing as an original just appeals to me.
Link Posted: 7/9/2001 8:57:00 PM EDT
drfcolt You gotta love that UPS guy![;)]
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 9:07:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Boomer Beat you to a US&S by about 7 years. Also already have Springfield Armory Defender that I picked up about 10 years. Something about having a brand new Colt M1911A1 that I won't be as concerned about using and abusing as an original just appeals to me.
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I might feel the same if I owned a US&S. Rare guns should be preserved for future generations. However, I have a 100% correct 1943 Remington Rand M1911A1 That I shoot all the time. I just can't resist it. It is my favorite above all other guns that I own. Nearly sixty years old and still completely reliable. I wonder if we'll be saying that about the plastic/aluminum whiz bang techno pistols. Maybe, time will tell.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 9:13:39 AM EDT
Auto Ordnance has been making a WWII 1911A1 for several years now that has gotten some pretty good reviews and is about a third of the price as the Colt. Guns & Ammo listed it as one of their "Best Buys" a few years back; it's parkerized, has brown plastic stocks, is roll marked like the originals, and has good reliability.[url]http://www.auto-ordnance.com/ao_1911pkz_f.html[/url]
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