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Broncbuster
07-17-2010, 16:41
Anyone know anything about this company?? I have a guy that is wanting to trade my off road tires for a Wyoming Arms 1911 in .45. I have never heard of them-- I am sure BAC probably has one or 2 hanging around or hidden in a flowerpot somewhere.

bac1023
07-17-2010, 18:27
They aren't 1911s, my friend. :) Not even all that close really.

That said, I do have one on my list of non-1911 autos to pick up at some point. The model name is Parker. They were built mostly in 45ACP, but were also chambered in 10mm and 40S&W later on in production.

Quality wasn't overly terrific, but I have a thing for 1980's handguns. Styling and build quality is similar to the AMT/IWI Automag II-V series.

bac1023
07-17-2010, 18:30
Here's some on Gunbroker now.

There's usually a half decent selection of them on there. :)

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=179497668

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=178691030

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=178808714

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=179379506

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=179525483

Broncbuster
07-17-2010, 22:08
Thanks for the info-- I had never heard of them nor have I seen one. The guy that wants to trade claimed it was a 1911. The trade price seems fair for a Stainless. I will take a look at it tomorrow.

bac1023
07-18-2010, 01:18
Thanks for the info-- I had never heard of them nor have I seen one. The guy that wants to trade claimed it was a 1911. The trade price seems fair for a Stainless. I will take a look at it tomorrow.

While it may look somewhat similar, its not really close to a 1911 in design. I don't think a single part is interchangable. You may want to inform him.

How old is it?

The stainless back when they were built is not what it is today.

I want one for my collection, not as a gun for any kind of serious use. They aren't good enough for that, in my opinion.

Broncbuster
07-18-2010, 07:44
According to him it is a mid 80's. He claims to have only shot it a few times. I just saw a picture of it and it does not look anything like a 1911. If I can get it for cheap enough in the trade it may be a good piece to keep in the farm truck as an extra.

Jim Watson
07-18-2010, 07:57
I would not trade anything of value for one of these without shooting it first... and it running 100%.

smokin762
07-18-2010, 08:12
Wyoming Arms.:rant:

My first 1911 was a Wyoming Arms. What a POS. Unfortunately, I did not have anybody at the time to tell me to stay away from them.

After a few trips to the range and trying to find out why mine was a Jamo-Matic. I took a huge hit on it and traded it in for a SA 1911. I was so much happier with the Springfield pistol.

I would not touch the Wyoming Arms pistol. Run away from it, screaming like a little girl. I would.

Hokie1911
07-18-2010, 08:32
I think I've seen that somewhere before...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s3/uk_guy_1971/captain_buck_rogers.jpg

tjpet
07-18-2010, 09:22
A buddy has one in 10mm. Crap-o-matic, and that's being kind.

Hokie1911
07-18-2010, 10:46
A buddy has one in 10mm. Crap-o-matic, and that's being kind.

Semi-auto or full-crapomatic? :rofl:

bac1023
07-18-2010, 18:53
I think I've seen that somewhere before...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s3/uk_guy_1971/captain_buck_rogers.jpg

:rofl:

bac1023
07-18-2010, 18:55
Wyoming Arms.:rant:

My first 1911 was a Wyoming Arms. What a POS. Unfortunately, I did not have anybody at the time to tell me to stay away from them.

After a few trips to the range and trying to find out why mine was a Jamo-Matic. I took a huge hit on it and traded it in for a SA 1911. I was so much happier with the Springfield pistol.

I would not touch the Wyoming Arms pistol. Run away from it, screaming like a little girl. I would.

Please don't call them 1911s, as they gove it a bad name. ;)

Seriously, they aren't close to a 1911 in design. Its a totally different pistol.

Darkangel1846
07-19-2010, 10:39
The one I had shot ok, but was a ***** to take apart and clean. Sold it some years ago.

bac1023
07-19-2010, 16:46
The one I had shot ok, but was a ***** to take apart and clean. Sold it some years ago.

Yeah, the design wasn't the best. :dunno:

smokin762
07-19-2010, 22:24
Please don't call them 1911s, as they gove it a bad name. ;)

Seriously, they aren't close to a 1911 in design. Its a totally different pistol.

:rofl:Okay, I won't refer to them as a 1911 but I am not sure you can refer to them as a pistol either.

I think it would require them to work first.:whistling: