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Posted: 6/29/2002 8:31:27 PM EST
Anyone got any good ideas? Does anyone specialize in these?

Link Posted: 6/29/2002 8:55:42 PM EST
There is a guy by the name of David Buehn that advertises in the Shotgun News pretty regularly.

He usually has a very good selection of M1911/M1911A1's in very good shape for some serious collector type $$$$.

His web address is listed as www.davidbuehn.com

Warning: He has collector type prices and I have NO idea as to his reputation.
Link Posted: 6/29/2002 9:19:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By JonnieGTyler:

Warning: He has collector type prices

OUCH!! I looked at his prices and now my eyes hurt!

I'm not so much looking for a rare (and expensive) variant, or an early 1911, but more looking for a 1930s to 1940s US Army model that's shootable and looks nice.
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 1:47:59 AM EST
WARNING! Before you or any body else makes a purchase from David Buehn contact me. Or just ask around some collectors circles and you will bump into others who will have the same story that I do. OUCH it hurt! He is so crooked they will have to screw him into the ground when he dies.
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 4:06:12 AM EST
Don't be discouraged by sticker shock. There are still bargains on shooter grade G.I. pistols if you look hard enough.
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 4:25:28 AM EST
I saw 2 at a gunshow yesterday. A vendor was asking $1099 for the 1 and $1199 for the other. They were a little dinged but in fairly good shape. The 1st one was "re-conditoned" but it was not re-blued.
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 4:29:38 AM EST
Any copy of Gun List or Shotgun News should have more than enough ads to keep you going. I would be wary of DB.

Link Posted: 6/30/2002 4:38:54 AM EST

Check out the classified section. I just saw a couple of listings for WWI era 1911s in the $1000-1500 range. Lots of good info otherwise.

Semper Fi and Good luck
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 5:08:49 AM EST
Thanks to all - I'll be looking around.
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 5:29:00 AM EST
Well, you can find a 1943 Union Switch & Signal M1911A1 in my gun vault. Unfortunately, it's not for sale and likely never will be.

For $700, it's some of the best money I ever spent:

Link Posted: 6/30/2002 5:45:29 AM EST
Thanks for the comments guys.

I've always been curious about DB's stuff, even knowing it was priced rather high.
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 11:15:29 AM EST
What about the Sistema stuff? Or does it have to be US issue?
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 3:17:43 PM EST
There is a dealer by me that I usually buy from. He has a fairly large collection of vintage 1911's.
He is an honest dealer. Does it because he loves it. He already had plenty of money when he started.
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