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Old 11-25-2018, 08:56 PM
mkk41 mkk41 is offline
 
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The 80's slides and markings will prevent the BSers from claiming their pistol was carried by Dad or Uncle Bob during WWII/Korea/Vietnam.
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:58 PM
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The 80's slides and markings will prevent the BSers from claiming their pistol was carried by Dad or Uncle Bob during WWII/Korea/Vietnam.
Will definitely show up when resold. Sounds like the new contract parts were a bit of a surprise?
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:17 PM
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Will definitely show up when resold. Sounds like the new contract parts were a bit of a surprise?
I wouldnt think so. Anything thats been in Govt armories has to be maintained to the specs, so im not surprised parts got switched out. Most of the pistols Ive seen seem to be fresh from rebuild right out of storage
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:32 AM
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If all the guys sending in their packets and lining up for the lottery are expecting to receive "correct" WWI or WWII 1911's from government inventory they are going to be in for a long wait. Better yet, they should withdraw their applications and go out onto the secondary market, where correct pistols for the most part can still be found at reasonable prices. As to the pistols currently being offered by the CMP, they are pieces of history unto themselves. These pistols provide a look and insight into our CURRENT programs for rebuilding combat arms, and a chance to own one is a unique and once in a lifetime opportunity. When is the last time the U.S. Government released pretty close to current issue combat arms to the public?

I am actually intrigued by the possibilities of the variations and am curious to see more as more buyers receive their pistols. When the news of CMP having 1911's was first released I was disinterested, figuring they would most likely have little condition, be mixmasters, and of little interest to a WWII collector. But to A U.S. Martial Arms collector they represent a chance to acquire an example of current issue (last 20-30 years) and that/this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Great thread.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:59 AM
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.... When is the last time the U.S. Government released pretty close to current issue combat arms to the public?

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Great thread.
While not a direct release to the public, the closest I remember is when the USMC turned about a thousand USGI M45A1s back to Colt for replacement under warranty - and Colt sold them through various means via Gunbroker.

All of them were documented by Colt to have been USGI weapons; some had unit provenance through the USMC logistics tracking system.

Given that the CMP is a non-governmental corporation, technically these M1911 and M1911A1 pistols are being released in a similar manner.
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:47 PM
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Um... was unaware that these would have replacement slides. Not sure I'd want one. That greatly devalues the gun.

wow, chollybob, there's about 17,000 that would be glad to get it....Then there's you!
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