1944 Revisited

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Hightide, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Hightide

    Hightide New Member

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    Question for you 1911 guys and gals, I am looking for an available 1911 shooter (not a safe piece) to go with some other WWII era pieces. I am not concerned with shooting accuracy, I want something shootable but cosmetically close to a WWII era Government model. I have searched high and low for a new Colt Series 70 without success. So, I am open to suggestions. Someone suggested a Springfield GI, but I don't think they make them anymore according to their website. Another has suggested a Remington R1. However, I defer to your expertise.
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    The springfieldGI is what I would try to find. Or, the milspec, and you can change the sights. The only difference between the two that I can tell is the sights and ejection port.

    Springfield doesn't make the GI anymore. There's rumor they may bring it back though. That doesn't mean they can't still be found though.
     

  3. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Bam! Springer mil spec.

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  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Not a fancy gun, but fairly close to the appearance of a GI 1911A1 is the Auto Ordnance 1911A1. Inexpensive, but very close to GI.
     
  5. canebrake

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    My Colt Model of the 1918.

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    Colt Model O1911ANVIII, Colt Tier III 100th Anniversary Government Model M1911, blued, in .45 ACP with a 5" barrel.

    It doesn't get closer than this!
     
  6. Powersportgiant

    Powersportgiant New Member

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    I need that to go with my 1918 !!
     

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  7. Hightide

    Hightide New Member

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    Guys, that is pretty hard to beat and I don't mind paying the freight for a Colt, old or new, but they have become impossible to find! I have a number of their DA revolvers, and would love to an old 1911 Colt, but they are hard to find!
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I'll trade ya that unfired 100th Anniversary Government for a Bright Stainless 6" Python.
     
  9. Hightide

    Hightide New Member

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    Unfortunately Canebrake, no Python, of the snakes though, I have two Colt Diamondbacks (very similar, but .38)
     
  10. Hightide

    Hightide New Member

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    But I could never bring myself to part with a Diamondback, they are sentimental!
     
  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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  12. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    I will give you a firm handshake for it, you will not refuse!