GUN Just bought a genuine piece of American history and my checkbook is feeling it

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  1. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    I've always wanted one and I leave for bootcamp in 24 days, and when I came across this deal I just had to get it... and oh did I ever!

    http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=23041

    I purchased the M1911 on the left, it's from 1918:

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    Nice. Looks like it's in good cond. too.
     
  3. Sweet find! They're the best looking handgun ever made.
     
  4. Fingerbang

    Fingerbang What the fuck is the internet?

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    How much?
     
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    I'm guessing you paid over $1k?
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I'm guessing ~1.5k give or take .2k

    they are great guns I also have a 1911 from 1918 that belonged to my grandfather. I just bought a RIA 1911A1 today to actually be able to own one that I can fire a gun I can't use drives me nuts.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    you mean besides clean it very well and oil it good and put it in a glass box right?
     
  8. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :cool: I have a 1940 Colt 1911, finish isn't as good as yours though going to have it redone sometime soon. Might try refinishing it myself.
     
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    I have seen some 1911's that are worth over $6k! :eek3:
     
  10. amill94

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    very nice. /borat
     
  11. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Im sure I know what the answer will be, but there are some asshats that modify the originals? :ugh:
     
  12. ElChupacabra

    ElChupacabra we should have fucking shotguns

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    That will destroy it's value, fwiw.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I'm never selling it, it was my grandfathers in WWII. Alot of the finish is gone :hs:
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Why would you refinish it then?
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    To keep the bare metal protected, I cleaned off alot of surface rust spots it had on it already. I dont really consider it a collectible its seen alot of use and abuse from my grandfather and father, I usually shoot it everytime i goto the range
     
  16. Accord

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    $1,500
     
  17. ElChupacabra

    ElChupacabra we should have fucking shotguns

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    It's called "character". Value is not only monetary. This particular piece is your family history. Don't refinish it. Get some Tetra Gun Spray (http://www.fulton-armory.com/TetraProducts-PerformanceLubricants.htm) and spray it down. My M1 that I gave to my grandfather in 2000 was lubed with this from the factory (Fulton) and it hasn't been cleaned or lubed since. If you set it on something like paper, it will leave a spot. This is the best lube I've seen. Six years and it hasn't dried or evaporated. Fired 250 rounds and just wiped clean.

    edit: since it is so old and you are shooting modern ammo in it, I would suggest getting a Shok Buff from Wilson Combat. It's a polymer buffer to reduce impact on the frame.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    In truth I did the same thing with my 1918, but I still have to get a display for it. I cleaned and cleaned it before I shot it (completely torn down.) the patches came out clean. but about the 5th round shell casing were coming out black . . . amazing how much more dirt firing will get lose. (btw it was so dirt from age and it had been sitting in a closet for 20 years)
     
  19. Small Block LSX

    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    Sweet gun... but I would never pay over $600 for it. I'd rather get another rifle or two.
     
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    Nice find.
     
  21. Accord

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    $600 won't even get you a Springfield Loaded.
     
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    I turned down $5k for my US&S 1911a1. Know a guy who has a Singer 1911a1 who turned away $30k.:hs:
     

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