JD---- I ventured out into the new world

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by iloveguns, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. iloveguns

    iloveguns New Member

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    Well for the first time in my life, I don't own a Glock. I traded my last Glock for a Springfield Champion 1911 and a Sig Sauer Mosquito.

    I really think I got a great deal. Now I just have to shoot them.


    So JD as promised here are the pictures. I know I suck at taking photos that is why I stick to shooting my guns and not camera's:D
     
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  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    You know what bro, that gun is in pretty good shape for being 25 years old, depending on what the throat and barrel look like.

    Get that baby re-blued and it would be a piece of history that you can pass down to your kids.

    Great choice - getting away from plastic is always a good move, but getting a true piece of history like that 1911 will be something that will keep you safe and be reliable long after you fondness to plastic wears off. :D

    And you got a Sig Mosquito too?? Wow, good trade in my books ( depending on condition of course )

    JD
     

  3. iloveguns

    iloveguns New Member

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    The inside looks awesome bro. The captain of the sheriff's dept took out the springfield and shot it and said it shoots great.

    The Sig only has 250 rounds down it. Yeah for the first time in my life I got the good end of the deal. I even tried to give him my mossberg plinkster just to make the deal a lil better for him and he wouldn't have it.So who am I to argue:D

    Now that you have seen it can you tell me anything about it? I tried to look it up last night in my gun book and couldn't find anything about it.
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of 1911s. You realize their main flaw is they get lonely-1911s are herd creatures. That means you'll be wanting to add another to keep that 1 company, then another, then another.:cool: This isn't a bad thing unless you're a poor boy like me that has to save pennies in order to buy "gun stuff" for myself. Honestly, and in all fairness, the wife only cracked down on me after I spent in excess of 40K on "gun stuff".:eek:
     
  5. Dillinger

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    As far as what? History? What I would do to the gun? Or what?

    I know a lot about the early history of the 1911, and I know a lot about today's 1911 platforms, but the stuff in the middle is a complete void in my area, it's just not anything that I have studied.

    You already have the Commander style hammer, I was expecting the more common spur style, but I don't know when manufacturers switched as a common practice. I know we did a spur to Commander upgrade on a '67 or '68 Colt for a guy, but that is about it for middle of the era guns that I have worked on.

    It would appear you don't have a full length guide rod, which will make for much easier field break down.

    You don't have the extended mag release, or the extended slide release, so it looks like the gun hasn't been modified too much, so it's probably pretty stock.

    You do have the crescent shaped slide release maring that is common on first owned 1911's. I did the same damn thing to mine when I first got it...:eek:

    Looks like you have a good, positive grip safety already on there, and the trigger looks like it might aluminum, not steel, so it might have been changed out, or maybe it's just the photo.

    I think with a little investment in some upkeep on what you have, you will have a fine collection/shooting piece that will serve you right for a few decades, easy....

    JD
     
  6. iloveguns

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    You just answered pretty much most of my questions. The only other question is what do you think it is worth?:D

    And yes I am already looking into rebluing it.:D
     
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Really not my area of expertise. I would defer to someone like Bob Wright, or Ronsereplus, or perhaps one of our vendors. I am not really good with older gun prices, and would hate to get your hopes up.

    I will say that, personally, I would put the value of that weapon, in "as is" condition at a higher value than any new Glock, just based on the quality in the steel ( I'm betting that was American Steel used in the manufacturing of that piece ) and the historical significance, it's 25 years old and still going strong.... :D

    JD
     
  8. iloveguns

    iloveguns New Member

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    Cool Thanks JD.


    I will start another thread asking about the value. Thanks for all the help brother.:D
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I don't know much about the Mosquito, but I've heard good things. The Champion should be a great shooter in the condition you describe. As far as rebluing it, that will lower the value to a collector. If your ultimate goal is to keep it and use it, then it won't matter if you reblue it or not. That's up to you.

    Do what makes you happy. :cool:
     
  10. iloveguns

    iloveguns New Member

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    I figured the almighty Cane would have something to say. But then I thought about it and it hit me, this isn't a COLT.:D
     
  11. WDB

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    Nice trade Iloveguns!
    That is a good example of a older Springfield. As much as you might want to make it look like new I think the value will hold better in current condition better than rebluing it. I also believe the trigger has been replaced and might be worth finding an old stock trigger to bring it back to orginal condition. If it shoots/functions well I think the wear, shows the age well and is a plus and should be kept in that condition as it will appeal to collectors in the future.

    The second pistol was a bonus.

    Nice trade!
     
  12. canebrake

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    NO, BUT IT IS A 1911!

    Nice snag guns! [​IMG]

    First question to you is the same I ask my friends that buy a vintage car, what do you want to do with it? Restore or restro-rod it?

    If your intention is to restore and have a vintage stock 1911 then there is little to do much beyond re-bluing.

    Now if you want to hot rod the thing boy do I have a ton of suggestions for you! [​IMG]
     
  13. iloveguns

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    I think this one I am just going to keep as original as possible. I now however have the freaking 1911 bug. Can't wait to save up and get a brand spanking new one. Now I just have to decide which one:confused::D
     
  14. Dillinger

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    And see how quickly that happens?!? :eek: Bang! One day the guy is a Glock owner, the next day he has his first 1911, hasn't even shot it yet and the 1911 is already casting it's magical spell to breed within poor iloveguns' safe. :D

    John Browning for the Mutha-Effing WIN!!!

    JD
     
  15. cpttango30

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    Speeking of 1911 I stopped by a gunstore last night on my way to liberal hell (College class).

    Seen some nighthawks. OMG I am in love I gotta have one but when it takes 2 months pay to get one it will be a while. Then they had a cool azz AR it was not chambered in 223, 204, 6.8spc, 308, 458SOCOM, nope it was chambered in (Drum Roll Please...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................)

    410 yes .410 bore shotgun in an ar platform. it was only $985.
     
  16. canebrake

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    Welcome son, you should change your name to ilove1911guns. JMB