GUN Why do Colt 1911s cost so damn much?

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    I mean they must have made tons of them during the wars. Where did they all go?
     
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    Why do garands cost so much? :(
     
  3. johnson

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    Historical value and it's a "real" 1911.
     
  4. ChipOnShoulder

    ChipOnShoulder New Member

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    Modern Colts don't seem to cost that much more than other 1911s. Gun store I saw had modern production Colts at $800.

    I'm assuming all the "real" cost will go into having the gunsmith rice out the pistol
     
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    There's a shit ton in the atlantic ocean.
     
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    phrozenlikwid New Member

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    I have always heard this.

    Is there an actual story to this, or is it just something alluded to by older gun guys?
     
  7. david_4x4

    david_4x4 New Member

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    Nah, they're out there. There's video or pics. I talked to a guy who use to work at Anniston and he use to just index and box 1911s and M14s to be later dumped in the ocean.
     
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    We should go snag up a helicopter too.
     
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    why would they do that?
     
  10. david_4x4

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    Because they're the govt and at the time they weren't big on recycling metal.

    The govt hardly cares about preserving it's tools.
     
  11. T0nyGTSt

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    1911s were designed 100 yrs ago when there wasn't a huge amount of assembly lines or thought given to mass productions

    1911s require a lot of machining compared to new pistols let alone polymers
     

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