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James Dean
07-22-2010, 17:38
Reproduction? Most shops I call tell me they can no longer get one.

LRB2GZ
07-22-2010, 17:46
Theres a couple on gunbroker right now.

bac1023
07-22-2010, 17:53
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=180620258

James Dean
07-23-2010, 08:01
Thanks Guys

Tactical black
07-23-2010, 08:24
Last time I was at this shop (http://www.shootersjax.com/) they had three in stock and I bought two of them they might still have the other one you would just have to call them I believe they will do a transfer.


http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt142/crc0716/Guns047.jpg

http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt142/crc0716/Guns049.jpg

samuse
07-23-2010, 10:19
I would not recommend anyone to buy one off the internet. Handle and thoroughly inspect it, two or three times before you buy it. I've had three of 'em. Two were unrepairable junk that I never even fired. Went back and forth to Colt, finally I sold 'em at a loss just to clear my mind of 'em.

faawrenchbndr
07-23-2010, 11:06
I would not recommend anyone to buy one off the internet. Handle and thoroughly inspect it, two or three times before you buy it. I've had three of 'em. Two were unrepairable junk that I never even fired. Went back and forth to Colt, finally I sold 'em at a loss just to clear my mind of 'em.

Very true,........I had a PERFECT carbonia blued model. Had to part with it.

jrs93accord
07-23-2010, 16:47
As an alternative, there is the new Cimarron Arms 1911. It is pretty much a clone of the early Colt 1911.

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1245033

The nice thing is, it is almost half the price of a 1918 Colt 1911 reproduction.

fishhunter3
07-23-2010, 17:59
cabellas in East Grandforks MN has a renington rand on hand in very nice shape, only want an arm for it well maybe part of a leg too

zhix
07-23-2010, 18:27
I can't speak for the quality of it, but when I was looking for such gun, the next closest thing as far as looks is the Auto Ordnance, several hundred $ less too, but I got the 01918 colt at $880. I have only had it out once & fired maybe 50 rounds and had no problems.

bac1023
07-23-2010, 19:06
I can't speak for the quality of it, but when I was looking for such gun, the next closest thing as far as looks is the Auto Ordnance, several hundred $ less too, but I got the 01918 colt at $880. I have only had it out once & fired maybe 50 rounds and had no problems.

The AO is based off the 1911A1, not the early 1911.

Cimarron's new model is based off the 1918.





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zhix
07-23-2010, 19:56
The AO is based off the 1911A1, not the early 1911.

Cimarron's new model is based off the 1918.





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don't know if that gun was out when I was looking, it was about a year ago.

bac1023
07-23-2010, 20:00
don't know if that gun was out when I was looking, it was about a year ago.

It just came out a month ago. :)

garander
07-24-2010, 17:11
try the link here: http://www.usfirearms.com/cat/1911.asp
these guys make very high quality repros

zhix
07-24-2010, 20:04
Wow...and I thought I was crazy for paying $880 for the colt.

samuse
07-25-2010, 10:06
Very true,........I had a PERFECT carbonia blued model. Had to part with it.


AND YOU DIDN'T P.M. ME??!!:steamed: :animlol:

bac1023
07-25-2010, 10:08
try the link here: http://www.usfirearms.com/cat/1911.asp
these guys make very high quality repros

Yeah, USFA probably makes the best reproductions around.

I'm getting one next year. :)

Having said that, it isn't a WWI reproduction, its a hybrid.







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Hokie1911
07-25-2010, 10:28
Yeah, USFA probably makes the best reproductions around.

I'm getting one next year. :)

Having said that, it isn't a WWI reproduction, its a hybrid.


Whoa! :wow:
http://www.usfirearms.com/im/startingat_4.gif$1,895

bac1023
07-25-2010, 10:34
Whoa! :wow:
http://www.usfirearms.com/im/startingat_4.gif$1,895

Yeah, they aren't cheap.

I'm thinking about $1700 at my shop. That is a lot for a GI replica, but I like the rare stuff. USFA doesn't build many.

I started this thread on them a few days ago.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1245144





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samuse
07-25-2010, 16:04
I just checked out the USFA. Looks nice. The grips and grip safety could be replaced to make it look right.

I look at it like this: You could buy a Colt with backwards slide serrations, hammer hitting the slide, slide flats uneven, spring plug hole off center, etc, or...

Pay more money for a well built gun worth keeping and relace the grips and grip safety. (It looks like a parts gun from 1910-1945)

bac1023
07-25-2010, 16:16
I just checked out the USFA. Looks nice. The grips and grip safety could be replaced to make it look right.



I like its unique style.

However you look at it, its not a real USGI, so I have no problem with its specs. Its a replica built at least as well as the real thing. In fact, it may just be better than the old Colts. USFA builds some very good quality stuff. Its certainly much better than the reproductions Colt built. Of course, for the price, it should be.

Hokie1911
07-25-2010, 16:21
I like its unique style.

However you look at it, its not a real USGI, so I have no problem with its specs. Its a replica built at least as well as the real thing. In fact, it may just be better than the old Colts. USFA builds some very good quality stuff. Its certainly much better than the reproductions Colt built. Of course, for the price, it should be.

For damn near $2k, I would certainly hope so. :rofl:

bac1023
07-25-2010, 16:26
For damn near $2k, I would certainly hope so. :rofl:

True, but its nice that somebody builds a high end USGI replica. There aren't many, if any, others on the market.

eddief4
07-25-2010, 16:54
except for the odd shaped grip, that's a beautiful 1911. i love the original look!!!
nicely done. :wavey:

jrs93accord
07-25-2010, 17:13
except for the odd shaped grip, that's a beautiful 1911. i love the original look!!!
nicely done. :wavey:

And the grip is from an early John Browning design.

Hokie1911
07-25-2010, 17:16
http://www.usfirearms.com/im/1911_1.jpg

bac1023
07-25-2010, 18:06
except for the odd shaped grip, that's a beautiful 1911. i love the original look!!!
nicely done. :wavey:

They're the original grip design, eddie.

Hokie1911
07-25-2010, 18:14
Is it just me, or do the rollmarks look a tad crooked in that pic?

samuse
07-25-2010, 20:23
Is it just me, or do the rollmarks look a tad crooked in that pic?

It's probably hard to tell how they'll really be from a stock pic. But look in front of the triggerguard at the dustcover. It's machined crooked. That was very common G.I. guns. The trigger relief cuts look funny too.

bac1023
07-25-2010, 20:32
Is it just me, or do the rollmarks look a tad crooked in that pic?

...just keeping with the USGI tradition. ;)

Hokie1911
07-25-2010, 20:46
...just keeping with the USGI tradition. ;)

Guess they were more concerned with it going BANG when you pulled the trigger. If I was a soldier, that's what would be my priority too....not the rollmarks. :thumbsup:

bac1023
07-25-2010, 20:46
Guess they were more concerned with it going BANG when you pulled the trigger. If I was a soldier, that's what would be my priority too....not the rollmarks. :thumbsup:

No doubt :supergrin:

garander
07-26-2010, 06:13
i dont know why but i love the grip! if work wasn't so slow i would jump on one of these cool repros

bac1023
07-26-2010, 16:46
i dont know why but i love the grip! if work wasn't so slow i would jump on one of these cool repros

Those grips on the USFA guns were actually the grips JMB originally designed.

G36_Me
07-31-2010, 22:24
I think you are getting the right data. Colt isn't making them anymore. Not sure why. I bought one new and shoot it all the time. Except for the fact I'm too old to see thru the tight sights, I love it. Mine was one of the guns that was recalled, so I sent it back. They were great and turned the gun around very quickly. While back at Colt, I had them run it though their shop, tune the trigger and "make it as good as possible" without changing anything.

Now, the gun shot fine before I sent it back. It shoots even better after coming back. I only had the extra work done since I was already sending it back.

For me, awesome gun. I love it and everyone that sees it loves it. The only thing I did was pull off the wood grips and put them back in the box. I put some Pacmayer(sp?) black grips on it. I dump a ton of oil on it all the time and run it really wet, so just wanted to preserve the grips a bit.

ROGER4314
08-06-2010, 07:29
When I was a kid in Chicago, I went to a range with a kid who brought his fathers 1911. Dad was a Col. in the army so I guess he brought his pistol home. It had the short grip safety spur found on the early 1911's and I got my first taste of hammer bite from that pistol. Those will definitely take a chunk out of your hand!

Flash

RonS
08-14-2010, 14:15
You still looking for a WWI? I saw one today. Price was not out of line, but I am not sure if it was new or used, I could see no wear on the finish.

If you are interested, post and I will post the location.

samuse
08-14-2010, 17:29
Those grips on the USFA guns were actually the grips JMB originally designed.

Yep. They were changed later to help support the plunger tube.

James Dean
08-15-2010, 17:15
You still looking for a WWI? I saw one today. Price was not out of line, but I am not sure if it was new or used, I could see no wear on the finish.

If you are interested, post and I will post the location.
I found one today for $999.00. I should have and answer tomorrow if its still in stock. If it is I'm getting it

James Dean
08-16-2010, 15:37
You still looking for a WWI? I saw one today. Price was not out of line, but I am not sure if it was new or used, I could see no wear on the finish.

If you are interested, post and I will post the location.
Hey Ron, I struck out. Can you let me know who has one. Thanks

Alex

RonS
08-16-2010, 16:32
Try Vandalia Range and Armory. Vandalia OH.

http://www.vra-ohio.com/

It was still there at noon Saturday, in the Old West and classics case.

James Dean
08-16-2010, 17:03
Thanks Ron, I just called them and bought it

Dalton Wayne
08-16-2010, 17:13
My Father in law had his Fathers a WWI LT col, original WWI colt 45 he was afraid because it said property of the United states on it he would get in trouble for having it, so he turned it in to be destroyed at the sheriff dept :crying:

I was hoping that being the only son-in-law I would someday get it handed down to me
Regards
DW

James Dean
08-16-2010, 19:49
My Father in law had his Fathers a WWI LT col, original WWI colt 45 he was afraid because it said property of the United states on it he would get in trouble for having it, so he turned it in to be destroyed at the sheriff dept :crying:

I was hoping that being the only son-in-law I would someday get it handed down to me
Regards
DW
If my wife finds out she may do the same. This is my second 1911 in a week

RonS
08-17-2010, 04:54
It's kind of funny, I go in there looking for some things for myself and strike out, but for some reason I walked around and looked in the case where they keep the Cowboy stuff and saw it standing in a rack; the color was unmistakable.

I hope it is everything you are expecting.

James Dean
08-17-2010, 07:41
It's kind of funny, I go in there looking for some things for myself and strike out, but for some reason I walked around and looked in the case where they keep the Cowboy stuff and saw it standing in a rack; the color was unmistakable.

I hope it is everything you are expecting.
Thanks again Ron. I looked everywhere.

RonS
08-17-2010, 19:54
Hope you will post some pictures when you get her home.

James Dean
08-17-2010, 20:47
Hope you will post some pictures when you get her home.
My colt Gold Cup should be here Thursday, I have to pick that up, and here in NJ you can only buy 1 gun a month so it will have to stay at my FFL dealer until Sept. 19th, but at least I know it will be there waiting for me.