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TW56 12-30-2019 03:43 PM

Getting a pistol without a sandblasted 1970-1980's parkerizing is a crap shoot across all three grades if you offered all three grades.

RazorBurn 12-30-2019 04:04 PM

I always advise to get the best grade possible myself.

Yeoman007 12-31-2019 12:57 PM

I got a Service Grade that's a 1911, not a 1911A1. It really is a crapshoot as to whether you get one or the other.

The only options offered to me were Service, Field, and Rack Grades. I wasn't offered a choice of 1911 or 1911A1, nor a choice of manufacturer. As far as I know, no one has been offered any options other than Grade.

If you want one with rust, order a Rack Grade. That's the only grade whose description specifically says it WILL come with rust, and even then it might not be rusty, according to some who've posted here.

Both Service and Field Grade descriptions say MAY, not WILL, come with rust.

Rick

Snoopy47 12-31-2019 05:31 PM

in another Forum I published a post of a SIDE BY SIDE comparison of

Service Vs Field with pictures and everything

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1004074

My number came up much sooner than my wife's. So I picked Service. When she had a choice she only could choose between Field or Rack, so she chose Field.

What I can tell is Service thrown together with working parts and is re-Parked, and Field is not refinished, but thrown together with working parts.

Nates4Christ 12-31-2019 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snoopy47 (Post 1898568)
in another Forum I published a post of a SIDE BY SIDE comparison of

Service Vs Field with pictures and everything

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1004074

My number came up much sooner than my wife's. So I picked Service. When she had a choice she only could choose between Field or Rack, so she chose Rack.

What I can tell is Service thrown together with working parts and is re-Parked, and Field is not refinished, but thrown together with working parts.

Wow from those pictures I'd much rather have that field.

Joemac8 12-31-2019 06:41 PM

I would take that field in a heartbeat!

LEAD POISON 01-01-2020 12:22 PM

1911's
 
I think the service grades are refurbed rack grades.
Think about it,why rebuild,because they were un serviceable.

RazorBurn 01-01-2020 01:50 PM

My service grade I received in October. I would have been happy with a reparked and rearsenaled pistol too as that's the way it left military storage as that's part of it's history.

https://i.imgur.com/ZRt1NbUh.jpg

insurance guy 01-01-2020 02:48 PM

1911
 
Thatís a nice looking pistol....

bandhunter31 01-01-2020 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snoopy47 (Post 1898568)
in another Forum I published a post of a SIDE BY SIDE comparison of

Service Vs Field with pictures and everything

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1004074

My number came up much sooner than my wife's. So I picked Service. When she had a choice she only could choose between Field or Rack, so she chose Rack.

What I can tell is Service thrown together with working parts and is re-Parked, and Field is not refinished, but thrown together with working parts.

just remember your pistols are anecdotal comparisons..... one could certainly get a service grade that has not been reparked and a field grade that has been......

no disrespect intended but the comments from some people on the 1911 forum are the reason CMP forum is the only one i am part of anymore......its obvious that the collection of knowledge here is unlike any other forum......it amazes me that so many (in my mind ignorant) people have an ax to grind when it comes to CMP and the CMP 1911 program specifically and i have no clue why.......


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