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Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by SafariSam, Dec 1, 2011.
what currently made 1911 looks most like the ones made for the military during world war 2?
Springfield's GI.45 1911A1, Auto Ordnance makes one, and I'm sure there are others that make one as well.
My guess.....Springfield GI 5IN 45 ACP, OD
Most fullsize entry level or G.I. Models will mimic the looks of the original 1911-A1. Downside is that you may give up some of the desired "upgrades" like a better trigger, hammer and beveled ejection port.
my gunshop told me that Springfield don't make the GI models anymore which really bummed me out because that is the one i wanted most. they told me the closest thing to the GI model was made by Iver Johnson and Rock Island.
the SA Mil-Spec, the Remington R-1, the plain RIA, the Metro Arms American Classic, plus many others.
Springfield has the Mil Spec
Para USA, High-Quality Handguns: GI Expert
Some for sale:
Springfield 1911 45 ACP GI NEW BLOW OUT! 45ACP : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com
Springfield Armory 1911 GI 45 : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com
Springfield Armory WWII GI MILSPEC 1911-A1 LNIB : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com
SPRINGFIELD 1911-A1 45ACP GI MIL-SPEC : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com
Just a little bit of info for ya!
I'll be darned. You're right, they no longer manufacturer the GI.45
Thanks very much!
Damn! No more sa gi model!?
In my opinion any of the SA 1911 models look like the old GI models. Aside from the TRP and compact models! Just bought a SA range officer and it looks just like old GI models just a lil nicer. Stainless steel barrel is only really noticeable difference from a distance.
Yup, I guess just about any 1911 maker has a "GI" model
just something about the classic looks of the wwII era looking 1911! just screams nostalgia. my very first one i bought over twenty years ago, a Springfield Armory Defender 1911 was very similar to the GI or the Mil-Spec models. sure wish i had it back!
I think back on the ones I had & let go & I get a sore leg trying to kick my own butt
I have a old (built in the 70's) Essex build that I left original except I HAD to add better sites - It goes nowhere less I'm with it
When I served in the USN, we carried Colt 1911A1 back in the 80's and 90's. From the shape they were in they were probably WWII left overs. I have a SA Range Officer to remind me of the good ole days.
My grandfathers Colt was made in 1912, and looks like it left the factory yesterday, or at least it used to. My dad has it now, so there's no telling what kind of shape it's in. My sister said he put me in his will for it though, so one day it will be mine.