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rokay
06-15-2011, 12:55
I'm looking for a basic, as close to original looking 1911 setup in stainless steel. Figuring Springfield GI is the way to go, but before I do, are there any other options out there? I know about the Para, but I've had Paras before, and prefer Springfield.
Thanks

bac1023
06-15-2011, 13:15
Springfield is the way to go.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/092.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/093.jpg

faawrenchbndr
06-15-2011, 13:18
Springfield would be my recommendation. Mine started out as a stock GI.
Then it received a bit of "retro" work, that evolved into a complete custom build.
All that is left of the original is the slide and frame.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springfields/MillerCustomSpringfieldpicXI.jpg

polizei1
06-15-2011, 13:49
That's some stock GI Faawrenchbndr. :rofl:

Looks great!

faawrenchbndr
06-15-2011, 14:01
That's some stock GI Faawrenchbndr. :rofl:

Looks great!

Springfield would be my recommendation. Mine started out as a stock GI.....

:tongueout:

Thanks,.......I dig it!

Hokie1911
06-15-2011, 14:12
Greg, that's about as GI as I am good looking. :shakehead:

Jason D
06-15-2011, 16:57
SA all the way.

I have the exact same gun as you inquired about.
I had it out this week to shoot it some, and run 100 rounds of 200 grain LSWC's through it without a hitch. The barrel is nicely throated, and the feed ramp is polished from the factory. The only downside to the gun are tiny sights. I may at some point have the Milspec high profile sights added.

Not one single malfunction with this gun at all.
The only thing I changed on it, was the grips. I had bought some plain Hogue rubber double diamond grips for it, but they didn't fit. Either the grip screws are to long, or the panels are to thin. I had a set of finger grooved grips on it for a bit, until I settled on a pair of rosewood Altamonts.

bac1023
06-15-2011, 18:13
Greg, that's about as GI as I am good looking. :shakehead:

:rofl::rofl:

Jason D
06-15-2011, 19:01
I particularly like the lanyard loop.
She'd make a hell of a pistol whipper.

bac1023
06-15-2011, 20:05
I personally don't care much for stainless GI models. If I could do it over, I'd get the parked Springfield GI instead.

Hokie1911
06-15-2011, 20:07
I personally don't care much for stainless GI models. If I could do it over, I'd get the parked Springfield GI instead.

Brian, as your friend, I will generously help you out with a "do over". I will PM you my FFL. Send me that ugly stainless one and you are free to get yourself the parked SA GI you obviously desire. :supergrin:

You're welcome.

bac1023
06-15-2011, 20:12
Brian, as your friend, I will generously help you out with a "do over". I will PM you my FFL. Send me that ugly stainless one and you are free to get yourself the parked SA GI you obviously desire. :supergrin:

You're welcome.

:rofl:

Paul, I appreciate your generosity. ;)

Hokie1911
06-15-2011, 20:14
:rofl:

Paul, I appreciate your generosity. ;)

Just trying to help a brother out. :wavey:

bac1023
06-15-2011, 20:28
Just trying to help a brother out. :wavey:

:thumbsup:

Thank you, my friend.

Hokie1911
06-15-2011, 20:39
:thumbsup:

Thank you, my friend.

No problem. Can't have you "settling" for a gun you really don't want in your collection. :whistling:

craig19
06-15-2011, 20:57
I'm looking for a basic, as close to original looking 1911 setup in stainless steel. Figuring Springfield GI is the way to go, but before I do, are there any other options out there? I know about the Para, but I've had Paras before, and prefer Springfield.
Thanks


Springfield is the way to go. Just say no to Para.

Rinspeed
06-15-2011, 21:07
I hate stainless as I have to see, touch and breathe it every day. :dunno:

Hokie1911
06-15-2011, 21:10
I hate stainless as I have to see, touch and breathe it every day. :dunno:

Jeff, I will PM you my FFL info too, if you need to get rid of those nasty stainless eyesores. :supergrin:

SiberianErik
06-15-2011, 22:33
I love my SA GI Parker..great all around weapon. If all else fails and you round out of big fat flying ashtrays to sling at a BG, the old tried and true pistol whipping would work. Try doing that w/some plastic wonder 9 :rofl:

faawrenchbndr
06-16-2011, 04:56
Greg, that's about as GI as I am good looking. :shakehead:

:crying:

nursetim
06-16-2011, 06:43
Does parkerization have any advantages over stainless steel other than looks?

rokay
06-16-2011, 11:02
Thanks for all the replies, Springfield it will be! Being left handed, I just ordered an ambi thumb safety that looks like the short non extended one on both sides. Then it will be time for an old west looking holster to go on the other side of a Ruger Vaquero 45lc. Fun will be had at the range! Strong side 1911, cross draw SAA, and some steel targets!

knedrgr
06-16-2011, 11:13
Does parkerization have any advantages over stainless steel other than looks?

Park is done over carbon steel. And stainless is just bare stainless.

brickboy240
06-16-2011, 11:45
I vote Springer GI, too.

I have been rocking a fairly stock GI stainless for about 6 years now.

Totally reliable and a pretty accurate pistol considering it is so basic and the sights are tiny.

Go with the Springer....they are very well made guns for the money.

- brickboy240

MajorD
06-16-2011, 14:00
colt 1991 came in (still does) stainless. Not a bad choice either and it has better sights than the SA GI- plus it is made in the USA. While SA's have a well deserved good reputation, something in me insists that my 45 be made in America.

rokay
06-16-2011, 15:42
good call on the colt, i actually think i like the stainless series 70 they have on the website. now the question becomes the stainless colt series 70, stainless colt 1991, or stainless springfield gi? i'm looking for vertical serrations, spur hammer, old style sights. i know the prices will vary, but out of those 3, any specific recommendations? i'm going to change the safety to the previously mentioned ambi one, and put in a flat mainspring housing.

faawrenchbndr
06-16-2011, 15:47
The Springfield GI is the closest to WWII GI specs.
As far as a desirable, nice, shooter that will retain it's value? I'd pick the Colt series 70

Magus
06-16-2011, 16:16
Springer GI is good stuff and reasonably priced. Bit of a step up in price, look at Colt 1991's and Series 70's both in stainless...both have that "GI" look about them.

I believe Rock Island also offers a pretty basic model in stainless as well, check them out too. Good guns for the price. Good luck in your hunt.

limbkiller
06-16-2011, 17:04
SA GI for me. Goes in my truck everyday with me. Love it. Need to replace wilson trigger with his light weight one.

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee457/limbkiller/DSC00272.jpg

glock2740
06-16-2011, 20:55
Springfield would be my recommendation. Mine started out as a stock GI.
Then it received a bit of "retro" work, that evolved into a complete custom build.
All that is left of the original is the slide and frame.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springfields/MillerCustomSpringfieldpicXI.jpg
As much as I love that pic, you gotta have a few more that show some different angles. C'mon man, show that thang off. :cool: :thumbsup: Also, what grips are those? They look great.

ctfireman
06-16-2011, 21:27
I personally don't care much for stainless GI models. If I could do it over, I'd get the parked Springfield GI instead.


I bet you could get someone do do a straight up trade........maybe even me!