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Posted: 1/10/2002 7:35:18 AM EDT
I have a chance to buy a Thompson custom 1911. It has custom grips, trigger, saftey, i think that's all. I haven't looked at it yet, but the guy says he hasn't used it much. He want's to sell it beacuse it's "Too much gun". He wants $350. Anyone know if this is a good price? Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 7:39:05 AM EDT
The price don`t sound too bad......but for another$200....you can get a brand new springfield.......think about it.....
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 9:00:27 AM EDT
If gun passes standard safety/function check $350 is good a deal for essentially gov model 45acp.

Mike

PS - if you don't know how to do a s/f check talk w/ your local gun dealer, trick is to make sure trigger job was done properly and that grip safety is still active.
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 9:24:43 AM EDT
If it is Kahr, it is probably OK. If it is one of the older Auto-Ordnance, pre-Kahrs, I wouldn't do it.
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 9:34:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chairborne_Ranger:
If it is Kahr, it is probably OK. If it is one of the older Auto-Ordnance, pre-Kahrs, I wouldn't do it.




Where did that come from?
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 9:40:30 AM EDT
It appears that Kahr is now the owner of the trademark "Auto-Ordnance" and/or "Tommy Gun". (News to me!) The URL below is a link directly from http://www.Auto-ordnance.com:

www.kahr.com/catalogrequest.html
hope it helps...squib
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 9:41:54 AM EDT
The 'Thompson' Brand 1911's used to be munfactured by the Auto-Ordnance corp, prior to A-o being bought out by Kahr. Post-acquisition models are reportedly higher quality, as I would expect from Kahr.

YMMV
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 9:43:18 AM EDT
Well now that makes sence
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 12:20:49 PM EDT
Is there a way i could tell if it's a Kahr or an AO?
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 2:03:22 PM EDT
Clue No. 1: It will say "Kahr" on it somewhere.
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 4:35:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BlackandGreen:
The price don`t sound too bad......but for another$200....you can get a brand new springfield.......think about it.....



I agree, save your money and get a Kimber or Springfield Armory.
They both make a quality 1911
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 5:11:40 PM EDT
If I remember correctly, Auto-Ordnance 1911s were marketed as value pistol. This meaning lower cost. It never really achived acceptance by the buying community and was considered cheap. I had looked at and asked my FFL back then to get a price which I think was near $350 new. I bought a Browning Hi-Power for this price instead. Glad I did.
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