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Title: 1911 45 ACP
Post by: Windybill on December 07, 2017, 12:52:13 PM
Are there any 1911 45 ACP experts/collectors among us? I have a couple of questions. Thanks, Bill.
Title: Re: 1911 45 ACP
Post by: Utclmjmpr on December 07, 2017, 02:11:24 PM
Mighty fine weapon,,but I don't care for all the safeties on it.>>>Dan
Title: Re: 1911 45 ACP
Post by: aguablanco on December 07, 2017, 03:41:17 PM
Mighty fine weapon,,but I don't care for all the safeties on it.>>>Dan

Then you need a Series 70. Been shooting these firearms for many years. OP, what's the question?
RichH
Title: Re: 1911 45 ACP
Post by: Windybill on December 07, 2017, 04:16:18 PM
I have one that I have some info on but not all I would like. I believe it is an original UMC Remington, 4 digit serial number, all the inspector marks are there based on what I have found. A guess it has about 50 percent of what I think is original finish. I have not been able to find what it may be worth, Blue Book has not been helpful. A recent article in American Rifleman said that a true original is rare, at this point I would like some info on what to look for to determine if it is in fact a legitimate original. If it seems to be than suggestions on auction houses would be helpful at some later date. Thanks.
Title: Re: 1911 45 ACP
Post by: DonTom on December 07, 2017, 05:20:01 PM
Are there any 1911 45 ACP experts/collectors among us? I have a couple of questions. Thanks, Bill.
There are countless gun forums on the web that can answer your questions.

I mainly use Nevada Shooters (http://www.nevadashooters.com/index.php) myself, since I mainly live in NV. But anybody from anywhere can ask the experts  there.

FWIW, I own several 1911's,  but that doesn't make me an expert on them.

-Don- Benson, AZ
Title: Re: 1911 45 ACP
Post by: Windybill on December 07, 2017, 07:04:14 PM
I have tried a couple of forums, I will give your suggestion a try.
BTW, I drove by Benson in the MH yesterday, heading home from Tucson.
Title: Re: 1911 45 ACP
Post by: DonTom on December 07, 2017, 07:22:47 PM
I have tried a couple of forums, I will give your suggestion a try.
BTW, I drove by Benson in the MH yesterday, heading home from Tucson.
I spent all of last week in Tucson. Western Way RV Park. I love that area of Tucson.

I am fairly active in the NV shooters forum, so you will probably see my messages there too, under the same username.

-Don- Benson (SKP Park), AZ
Title: Re: 1911 45 ACP
Post by: Utclmjmpr on December 07, 2017, 07:47:36 PM
 I carried one daily for the air force until the change was made to the Smith 38 special 4 inch.>>>Dan
Title: Re: 1911 45 ACP
Post by: Old_Crow on December 08, 2017, 05:42:59 AM
I've got the 1911 my dad brought back from WWII.  According to the serial numbers, it'll be 100 years old next year.  Even with my aging eyesight I can still hit the 10 ring from 25 yards.  Pisses my kids off  :D