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1911 Dream Build
« on: December 12, 2017, 05:36:12 pm »
Guys, I have kind of an interesting one here. My work is trying to offload some 1911 frame/slide sets because they closed down the 1911 program. The parts are top quality...and I'm not half joking. Parts couldn't be purchased for $1000 these.....$600 because it's inventory they're just sitting on. So, if you want the most bad ass 6", 10mm 1911 build possible, you want to pick up one of these sets. Here is the description from the boss.

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JEM 6” Tactical Frame with 30 lpi serrations on strap and mainspring housing
Caspian 6” 40 cal (10mm) 4140 slide. NOTE...frame and slide is not fit. It will need a competent gunsmith to achieve proper fit.

$600 (will not break up set, no counter offers)

If you would like one of the 4 sets send me a message.

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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 05:53:11 pm »
    :drool
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 09:22:41 pm »
     :banghead

    First I buy a guitar, then my clutch goes out... now this.

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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 09:25:54 pm »
    I know how you feel, Booksmart...except it was my septic system, and the house needing electric work, and saving for my kids' Scout troop trip to Philmont.
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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 09:37:36 pm »
    Oh yeah, and we had to buy laundry machines right after Thanksgiving... 17 year old Maytags finally bit the dust... anybody local need a dryer?

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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 09:53:21 am »
    Tempting.  But then I remember that I'm not a Gunsmith.
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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 10:40:58 am »
    Very tempting, but I don't know any local competent gunsmiths who aren't two years out. 
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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 04:00:05 pm »
    Damnit guys...come on... :neener :neener :neener

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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #8 on: December 13, 2017, 06:42:00 pm »
     I’m doing my best to resist. But damn.


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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #9 on: December 14, 2017, 04:29:57 pm »
    Don't resist...you know you want it.  >:D

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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 09:24:20 pm »
    Yes. I want it. But I don’t know if the local Smith is up to the job.
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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #11 on: December 15, 2017, 09:07:53 am »
    If the the Frames and Slides fit together... And a Fitted Match Grade Barrel with it?  Then you would have a much easier sell.  Because fitting like that requires a trained and skilled gunsmith. 
    Everything else is something a hobbiest could put together.
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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #12 on: December 15, 2017, 10:40:16 am »
    If the the Frames and Slides fit together... And a Fitted Match Grade Barrel with it?  Then you would have a much easier sell.  Because fitting like that requires a trained and skilled gunsmith. 
    Everything else is something a hobbiest could put together.

    You're absolutely right. They are closing down the program....scratch that...it was dead as of 10-1...but they're stuck with the last pieces of inventory that couldn't be returned. So......we get the parts they paid over $1k for now getting thrown out the door for $600.

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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #13 on: December 15, 2017, 12:47:51 pm »
    Well, dead program or not, it would be far easier to sell and get something back out of them if one of their vaunted gunsmiths could be bothered to mate them together into fitted pairs. 
    Because for that same amount of money, you can get a fit set from other sources... with quality that's just as good.
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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #14 on: December 15, 2017, 07:17:36 pm »
    I was staying out of this thread because... I had nothing to add to it.

    Now I do.
    http://www.springfield-armory.com/products/1911-trp-10mm/#PC9610L18

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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #15 on: December 15, 2017, 09:55:51 pm »
    This has been all the talk over at 10mm-firearms.com.  First with the teaser poster on facebook five or seven days back with just the big letter X and todays date, then the poster day before yesterday that clearly showed a 10mm cartridge.

    And to be honest, the reaction is negative there.  The market is not crying for another 10mm 1911.  Armscor, Colt, Coonan, Kimber, Nighthawk, Wilson, STI, Ruger, Dan Wesson, Republic Forge, and probably several others I missed all make various 4, 5 and 6" 1911's in 10mm in both single and double stack.  We 10mm guys want some real carry options so we have a choice other than a G29.
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    « Reply #16 on: December 16, 2017, 12:25:52 am »
    This has been all the talk over at 10mm-firearms.com.  First with the teaser poster on facebook five or seven days back with just the big letter X and todays date, then the poster day before yesterday that clearly showed a 10mm cartridge.

    And to be honest, the reaction is negative there.  The market is not crying for another 10mm 1911.  Armscor, Colt, Coonan, Kimber, Nighthawk, Wilson, STI, Ruger, Dan Wesson, Republic Forge, and probably several others I missed all make various 4, 5 and 6" 1911's in 10mm in both single and double stack.  We 10mm guys want some real carry options so we have a choice other than a G29.

    What would be your ideal carry 1911 in 10mm then?
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    Re: 1911 Dream Build
    « Reply #17 on: December 16, 2017, 01:46:29 pm »
    I am carrying my ideal carry 1911.  Full size high capacity.  I build my own out of a P16-40 years ago.  Or even better my half finished high capacity CCO, with a P12 bottom end and a 10mm top end.



    But, both of those are guns I basically built.  Not in the skill set of the typical gun buyer.  I wish there were off the shelf versions of these guns.

    I would love to see something like the HK45C in 10mm.  Or a scaled up P229/scaled down P227.  Or a Witness compact that actually worked consistently with full power ammo.
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