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  1. htex1004

    htex1004 New Member

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    Anyone familair with the 1911 that was made by thompson at one time.

    I think the called it the 1911TC.

    I' recieving one with shoulder holster selection of grips and mags an GI break down tool as payment on a debt.
     
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    Do you have any pics of the gun?
     
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    Picking it up tonight.... Auto-Ordance Thompson Model 1911 A1
     
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    Have websense here at work :(

    Only non filtered pic I found [​IMG]

    I'll take pics of it when I pick it up. I was just curious if anyone had any history on them. I was curious about if I should keep it or trade it for a diffrent prefered make.
     
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    I have 6 1911's. One is this Thompson/Auto Ordiance below:

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    It is a mil-spec pistol meaning it is very loose yet capable of firing anything fed through it. Right now, it is getting a total rebuild and will be my wife's. It's getting cut for Novaks, having all the internals replaced, a beaver tail installed, and will be refinished pink and black.

    Here is another that has been completely worked over:

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    Granted, the only thing "Thompson" aka Auto Ordinance, is the frame. The slide and barrel is a Colt, but everything else has been replaced. She runs fine and I have no complaints with the frame (minus the fact that hand-fitting the beaver tail was a bitch, but that ain't their fault).

    Basically, you'll have a good shooter. Some people have seen/heard frame cracks but that's after thousands upon thousands of rounds. If any weapon is used and abused long enough, problems ensue. I'd rank the AO right up there with Sprinfield's Mil-Spec pistol. They are both built to do the same job -- eat anything and be reliable.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    This will be kept around as a reliable stand by for now and will be worked over later from the money I saved and I have a replacment for it.

    Basically I'm only $50 out of pocket. :)

    I'll post some pics up laters.
     
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    For $50 I think you did alright.
     

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