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Old 04-26-2012, 17:29   #1
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How'd I do?

I've owned a few 1911's in the past but got them on trades. So today I bought my first one outright. I paid 600 for a springfield a1 milspec. It came with 5 mags all the original springfield gear and a crappy bianchi canvas holster. It shows some wear but nothing major. So how'd I do?

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Old 04-26-2012, 17:49   #2
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$600 is a great price for a Springer mil-spec GI!


The GI modelas are VERY hard to find these days
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Old 04-26-2012, 17:58   #3
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It's a tad on the high side considering I paid 584 for a new stainless GI late last year.
This gun should have been around 500 or so, but they are hard to find and you did get 60 dollars worth of Wilson magazines. That last stainless magazine I am not sure of maybe PSI ACT.

What did the Bianchi holster look like?
If it were one of the nylon military flap holsters. They are quite expensive.
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Old 04-26-2012, 18:10   #4
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Well around here prices are pretty crazy right now. I looked on buds and they had em for 604 but were sold out. As for the holster just a crappy bianchi.
That other magazine doesn't have any markings besides GCC stamped on the left side.
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Old 04-26-2012, 18:27   #5
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Congrats on your new 1911!
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Old 04-26-2012, 18:29   #6
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Ah yes, the good old Bianchi Acu-mold. They are a half way decent cheap holster that retailed for around 30 bucks

At least one of the blued magazines is probably factory. Some are marked, some are not. Some magazines that came with my older Loaded models were ACT magazines from Italy. They are good quality.

My GI only came with one. It was unmarked other than a Pat. number on the follower.
I traced that back to Checkmate Industries.


I would say that 600 for your gun with a 30 dollar holster, 60 dollars worth of Wilson magazines and better than factory grips. You probably paid a fair price for a gun that is hard to find nowadays. I don't know who made the grips, but I like them. I don't have any idea who would have made a GCC marked magazine. You may be able to find a maker by looking at a Brownells catalog. They have several magazines sold under different names that are all from the same maker. It looks like an PSI ACT magazine but at the very least should have been marked ACT.
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Old 04-26-2012, 18:34   #7
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I am thinking about a full length gide rod and extended grip safety. However I've seen pics of some and there is a gap. Anyone know if there is a specific model for this gun?
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Old 04-26-2012, 18:42   #8
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The Bianchi Accu-Mold is made out of compressed foam material. It's a pretty decent economical holster. In its condition, probably worth maybe $20 at most. Used Wilson mags are probably about the same.

Anyway, congrats on the new toy. However, why do you want a full length guide rod? Guns with full length guide rods have function issues a lot more than guns without. Not to mention it's more of a pain in the ass to disassemble and reassemble.
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Old 04-26-2012, 19:07   #9
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Purely aesthetics... This will not be a daily carry. More for "special"occasions...
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Old 04-26-2012, 19:13   #10
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I think you did pretty well. A little honest ware on a gun from use isn't a big deal, just adds character to it.
You can either shoot it "as is" or use it as a good, solid base to mod into something with a few more "bells and whistles", either way you can't beat a good S.A. 1911a1. Congrats.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:26   #11
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You did good. Shoot the snot out of it, I would advice not getting a full length guide rod. When you get tired of the ratty finish after a few years of it banging around, send it off to W T Birdsong's outfit and get the Black T treatment (Mr Birdsong has passed away but his company is still going in Florence, AL).
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:53   #12
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Not a bad price. The cost of ammo will be more. Shoot the snot out of it.
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Old 04-27-2012, 19:05   #13
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What ya got there is a Springfield GI model (not Mil-Spec). The Mil-Spec has 3 dot sights, slanted slide serrations, lowered flared ejection port and beveled mag well.

The GI model is closer to the M1911A1 GI model our troops (like myself carried). $600.00 good? bad? depends where ya live. I paid $579.00 + tax 3 yrs ago in NY for my GI model (new).

The grips may not be original as the latest GI models have US on the grip centered between the grip screws. I didn't care for the look and swapped mine out for dbl diamond like yours.

If the sights are too small send only the slide to Springfield and have them install the Mil-Spec 3 dot sights (much better). Springfields lifetime warranty is transferrable so your gun is guaranteed for life if you have any issues, their customer service is great!

Good luck with your GI model and have fun shooting it! Congrad's
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What Troubled Gecko said. Nice pick up but that is not a Mil Spec.
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Very nice looking 1911, Congrats!
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Old 04-27-2012, 20:46   #16
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Ahh thanks gecko... Do you know if it would accept novak style sights?
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Congrats on a great 1911!
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I've owned a few 1911's in the past but got them on trades. So today I bought my first one outright. I paid 600 for a springfield a1 milspec. It came with 5 mags all the original springfield gear and a crappy bianchi canvas holster. It shows some wear but nothing major. So how'd I do?

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Heh thanks CM I will!
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Congrats! on the springer.



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