Originally Posted by mcramer
First off, I just wanna say that I officially hate this thread.
M14srock... you dont need 104857492 1911... you can send one my way at anytime! hahahaha
I really hope I can be part of the 1911 family soon!
Right now I feel left out.
I'm happy to share anytime you are in Socal! They need to be used more anyway. The one I shoot the most is the '80 Series Gold Cup. It has a Kart NM bbl in it and shoots great. Soon it will have a Bomar BMCS rear sight mounted. I have a few left over in the parts bin.
1911's are pretty cool. A 1911 can be detail stripped by using the parts of the pistol to remove the rest of the parts. Such a cool design.
At one point I had about 50 1911's. It was too many and I'm still trying to streamline even more. A couple of the ones in my OP have moved on to new homes, and I've added others. I'll probably add a few more before I'm done. Ha. I have my eye on a very nice early teens (1913?) 1911 (Colt) for a very reasonable price. It has a later production barrel in it, but I think the parts bin has one or two period correct tubes in it.
Take your time with your first 1911 and get a good one. They are a "tinkerers" pistol so have fun with it.