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bac1023
09-23-2010, 13:59
The EMF Hartford 1911 came on to the market recently and I decided to pick one up and report back. As you can see, mine is serial number 66. This is one of the least expensive American built models on the market at about $550 and built by DGC Custom Gunsmithing in Tennessee. The finish is different and called "as issued", giving the gun a somewhat worn look to it. I'm honestly not sure whether I like it or not, but I'll give them kudos for trying something different. The grips are decent and look along the lines of the grips on the Remington R1, albeit not quite as nice. Impressively, there is virtually no slide to frame movement. Its a tightly fit 1911 in that aspect, but parts fitting feels a bit questionable. I'll see how it performs. :dunno:

I was going to wait until November or December to pick this up, but I wanted to get it, shoot it this weekend, and include it in my 1911 guide next week. This will be my last 1911 of 2010 and quite possibly my last firearm this year, as I went WAY over budget already.

Here are some pics. You can see the worn look, especially on the mainspring housing. :)


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_3705.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_3707.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_3708.jpg

Cerebrus
09-23-2010, 14:11
Interesting model there Bac.. If you ever feel the need to replace that MSH.. I would be very interested in that arched that is on it..

lawdog734
09-23-2010, 14:17
I've said this a lot to you this year, nice gun

Hokie1911
09-23-2010, 14:20
Looks like big rust spots....or mold. :tongueout:

GVFlyer
09-23-2010, 14:34
I don't know what to think, I normally like to make them look like that myself - through hard use and neglect.

:supergrin:

Aiden
09-23-2010, 14:39
That is some excellent marketing with what they called that finish. I like it.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
09-23-2010, 15:11
`Man you have 1911s I'm never heard of before :P

thecableguy
09-23-2010, 15:13
I don't know about this one bac. It looks like the R1 only worse.:supergrin:

RetailNinja
09-23-2010, 15:13
It looks interesting, kind of like a SARCO parts build.

bac1023
09-23-2010, 15:53
Looks like big rust spots....or mold. :tongueout:

:rofl:

It does, doesn't it?

Odd for sure. :ack:

bac1023
09-23-2010, 15:53
That is some excellent marketing with what they called that finish. I like it.

Thanks Aiden :)

Hokie1911
09-23-2010, 15:58
:rofl:

It does, doesn't it?

Odd for sure. :ack:

Perhaps it's their Blued Cheese Finish. :dunno:

RonS
09-23-2010, 16:14
What is with SS bushings on blue guns lately?

Never seen a wheelabrater used to finish a firearm before. Original.

Gregg702
09-23-2010, 16:18
Perhaps it's their Blued Cheese Finish. :dunno:
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

bac1023
09-23-2010, 18:43
Perhaps it's their Blued Cheese Finish. :dunno:

:animlol:

Road Dog
09-23-2010, 18:46
I just figured it was your fingerprints.

RD

glock2740
09-23-2010, 18:52
Congrats!

samuse
09-23-2010, 18:55
Is that a casting flaw in the trigger relief scallop on the mag release side?

That gun looks like crap.

I only say that because I know it ain't your pride and joy:rofl:

bac1023
09-23-2010, 20:28
Is that a casting flaw in the trigger relief scallop on the mag release side?

That gun looks like crap.

I only say that because I know it ain't your pride and joy:rofl:

I'm not sure if its a casting flaw or not, as its completely smooth. :dunno:

bac1023
09-23-2010, 20:29
What is with SS bushings on blue guns lately?

Never seen a wheelabrater used to finish a firearm before. Original.

The finish actually sparkles under light. You can see a little bit of that from the camera flash.

yellolab
09-24-2010, 06:51
Don't say this about many 1911's, but............yuck.

Kevin

glock2740
09-24-2010, 06:56
Looks like big rust spots....or mold. :tongueout:
I thought it had more of a glitter look to it. Kinda like one of the prop guns off of GLEE...:rofl:

Hokie1911
09-24-2010, 06:59
I thought it had more of a glitter look to it. Kinda like one of the prop guns off of GLEE...:rofl:

Maybe Brian had it on him at the club and it's actually stripper glitter. :whistling:

Eyescream
09-24-2010, 07:50
What is with SS bushings on blue guns lately?

It's really incongruous if they're going for something that looks like a USGI model that's seen a bit of hard use.

Tactical black
09-24-2010, 08:06
Congrats on another 1911 but it's certainly not as fun to look at as your Morris. :cool:

jrs93accord
09-24-2010, 12:40
Hey Brian, that looks amazingly a lot like mine (ser. No. 56).

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/007-4.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/006-6.jpg

Guys, do not let looks deceive you. This is a nice shooter with USGI-like style. It was not designed to be pretty. It was designed to work and it does that well. I bought mine a few months ago from Brian's favorite dealer and had a chance to take it to the range shortly thereafter. I was very pleased with what I bought. It is not bright and shiny, nor will it match up to the looks of most of my other 1911s. However, it is a wonderful pistol with a distinct style. I think that anyone that likes and owns USGI 1911s, will like this one. In my olpinion, it is well worth the money. :supergrin:

Glockster17
09-24-2010, 14:50
Once again, thanks for shariing! Enjoy and let us know how she shoots. --Rob

JoshuaC
09-24-2010, 14:58
Looks like garbage. Give it to me so I can give it a nice coat of krylon.


:whistling:

bac1023
09-24-2010, 19:02
I thought it had more of a glitter look to it. Kinda like one of the prop guns off of GLEE...:rofl:

Maybe Brian had it on him at the club and it's actually stripper glitter. :whistling:

:rofl: