Springfield 1911 A1

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by centexlabman, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. centexlabman

    centexlabman New Member

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    Just put my first 1911 on layaway. Paid 600 out the door, I'm wondering if I got a good deal. Looking around hear I have heard a few term I'm not sure about. What is flared and centered? What kinda of mods can I do myself?
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    you got yourself a good gun!! ive got a A1 from springfield that i use as a dedicated 460 rowland gun.

    seems like a decent price if its the milspec model. maybe a little high for a gi model.
     

  3. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I agree with Jon. I paid around $650 for my Springfield 1911A1 Mil-Spec and I love it ;).
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Gud price for a Springer :cool:
    As for Mods the skys the limit :D
     
  5. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    Don't know as I remember hearing the terms "flared" & "centered". In what context were they used?

    As for mods, I'd suggest you shoot it, as is, for a while to see what mods you want/need. Then research what it'll take to do them. Some parts are described as 'drop in', but may still require minor fitting. Myself, I don't trust myself to do anything but change out grips. :eek: I did change out a full length guide rod to a standard one, but ya don't need any tools to do that. ;)
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I've heard of lowered and flared for the ejection port. That's a job for a competent smith. There's a huge market in drop in parts for the 1911, heck just look at midwayusa.com, and they may not even be the largest supplier.

    I can't wait to get mine, hopefully January.

    BTW guys, is $519 for a GI good? How about $570 for a hard chrome GI? These are the ones I'm currently looking at. Springfield Armory.
     
  7. centexlabman

    centexlabman New Member

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    What's the difference from gi and mil spec? It's stainless steel if that matters.
     
  8. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    The GI is basically a replica of the 1911A1 in use from 1924 and on. The main difference between the Mil-Spec and GI is the GI has a lanyard loop on the bottom of the mainspring housing and the military replica sights. The Mil-Spec has a 3 dot sight system and does not have the lanyard loop.
     
  9. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I bought my Springfield 1911A1 in the mid 90s. I have bought a heck of a lot of hand guns since then, and the 1911 is still my favorite. I hate to guess how may rounds have been fired through this pistol, certainly in excess of 10,000, and it has never required a repair. This is the gun that is on my hip when I leave the house. You are going to love it.;)
     
  10. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    Great choice and a good deal!! Been toting mine for 15 or more years.
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  11. ET1

    ET1 New Member

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    I want a SS 1911 now that I have 2 that are parkerized. If I run across a $600 SS SA Mil Spec I'll buy it. I love my Springer RO.