Jump to content
Ronald_55

Colt 1911 Government .45 info

Recommended Posts

Out of the blue my Dad asked me for help to locate a Colt 1911 Government Model.45 for a friend. Particulars have been pretty limited so far.  I am trying to get more details second hand. I have Googled looking for online retailers. I am not a 1911 expert, but I know a bit. Just difficult to narrow down search results with so many options in 1911s

Anyone know anywhere that is better than others to find a deal on one?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Honestly that seems similar to asking, hey, can you pick out a screwdriver for my friend...no use case...but I want it to be a good one. You could drive yourself insane. Can pops put you in contact? Best to get it straight from the horses mouth with so many generic references being made with the 1911 being one of the most copied guns of all time.

Are they near you? You have Bud's and Smokey Mountain just down the road. I'd suggest (if they are reasonably close) that they make a little road trip. If he doesn't know what he really wants, may be enlightening.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get your hands on an excellent condition Colt Mark IV Series 70 circa 1976 ish.... no regrets and you won't find them better than that...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Erich Yeah, I am trying to get more details, but he is being slow to respond and I have not had a chance to call. 

@BHunted yeah if the price fits, I would suggest something along that lines. I saw a 1933 1911a1 for sale somewhere that caught my eye. Too rich for my peasant blood though. The unit price range will probably be the key factor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what is your spending limt. 

20 hours ago, Ronald_55 said:

 

@BHunted yeah if the price fits, I would suggest something along that lines. I saw a 1933 1911a1 for sale somewhere that caught my eye. Too rich for my peasant blood though. The unit price range will probably be the key factor

What is your price limit? Would help.... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, BHunted said:

what is your spending limt. 

What is your price limit? Would help.... 

Yep. Ways fun trying to pry details from someone who wants you to help them. 

So far no info coming back to me. So I am waiting until I get more details.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If he wants a 1911 .45, get a real 1911 or 1911a1.  The later series 70, series 80, and 1991 are not in the same class for quality and reliability.

For a less expensive option, go with an Argentine m1927.  Many were made by Colt, the rest on Colt machinery in a factory set up by Colt in Argentina.  Parts are completely interchangeable with a Colt 2911a1.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like quite a bargain on a Colt Government Model here in the classifieds.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, gregintenn said:

Looks like quite a bargain on a Colt Government Model here in the classifieds.

I passed that one along to him. Not been able to get him on the phone to discuss things though. 

If I had not just dropped waaayy too much on car repairs right after paying for renovations, I might think about that ine. 

Edited by Ronald_55
Extra

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Content

    • By BHG123
      I just purchased a used Smith and Wesson 3913, in decent condition.  It is not the LS, but it is DA/SA.  Overall, this is a great little gun, and I think it is worthy of replacing my M&P PC Shield as my carry gun but I want to get the bugs worked out first.  I think it needs a little, hopefully minor work and I am hoping someone here might have some quick answers for me.
      (1) Failure to return to battery
      It looked like someone did not use it for a while and it needed a clean and lube.  I shot it prior to the clean and lube, and I had intermittent failure to return to battery issues where I just had to gently push the slide about 1/8 inch to continue firing.  I did a clean and lube with Lucas oil.  My BF also thinks the feed ramp may need some smoothing. 
      I took it back to the range after the cleaning, and no more issues with failure to return to battery.  I am not sure if the clean/lube was the only problem.  I am going to get a new recoil spring.  I am hoping that I really do not need to do much with the feed ramp.
      (2) Take up in Single Action mode
      The Take up in SA mode is gritty, not smooth, almost feels like it is "hitching".  If I shoot and do not let the SA trigger back out, no issues.  If I shoot DA, no issues.  It is only if I let the trigger take up all the way out before firing in SA mode, that I get that gritty, not smooth feeling.  Any ideas of what this might be?  Also, the safety feels a little gritty.  I am wondering if I just take the Lucas Extreme Duty Contact Cleaner to the trigger assembly and safety, if that will do the trick.  I am not sure if I should do this without removing the firing pin, and that looks like quite the project on this gun.
      Any ideas, feedback, are welcomed. 

    • By Steelharp
      Rumor has it the debut of a 9mm EZ is slated for the 12th. Any official scuttlebutt?
    • By gregintenn
      A Walther PPK/S 22LR for $229.99. Cool!
       
      https://palmettostatearmory.com/walther-ppk-s-22-lr-pistol-black-5030300.html?trk_msg=VIPLAS84AQI4H3U54V3DUCP7IC&trk_contact=J0O6F96VK99PH79FM828GOBMF8&trk_sid=5GKTRAC3L610TNEQ89BVDS8K74&utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fpalmettostatearmory.com%2fwalther-ppk-s-22-lr-pistol-black-5030300.html&utm_campaign=Daily+Deal&utm_content=5%3a00+Email

The Fine Print

Tennessee Gun Owners (TNGunOwners.com) is the premier Community and Discussion Forum for gun owners, firearm enthusiasts, sportsmen and Second Amendment proponents in the state of Tennessee and surrounding region.

TNGunOwners.com (TGO) is a presentation of Enthusiast Productions. The TGO state flag logo and the TGO tri-hole "icon" logo are trademarks of Tennessee Gun Owners. The TGO logos and all content presented on this site may not be reproduced in any form without express written permission. The opinions expressed on TGO are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the site's owners or staff.

Before engaging in any transaction of goods or services on TGO, all parties involved must know and follow the local, state and Federal laws regarding those transactions. TGO makes no claims, guarantees or assurances regarding any such transactions.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to the following.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines