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1911 Reminder in local online news

Postby Niner » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:42 am

The AL.com news had this story this morning.

https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/ ... s_m19.html

Be sure to send in your lottery style application to buy from the Government a used 1911 military pistol. And.. you have to send in that application between a September and an October date or it doesn't count. If you are a lucky winner you can buy one of three degrees of used pistols. The most used is $850.

Rack Grade $850. Pistol will exhibit rust, pitting, and wear on exterior surfaces and friction surfaces. Grips may be incomplete and exhibit cracks. Pistol requires minor work to return to issuable condition.


I'll not be sending in my application...unless I can get one guaranteed to have been used by Audie Murphy or carried by General Eisenhower.

Now if the US would just bring back boat loads of Korean war used M1's, 1911's , etc. Then we might have something to get excited about....and affordable.
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Re: 1911 Reminder in local online news

Postby Niner Delta » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:54 pm

I agree, $850 seems like a lot for a wall hanger..... :shock:
Although the prices for useable pistols ($950 & $1050) doesn't seem too far out of line for
real military 1911s that I have seen advertised online.

"To purchase the weapons you must be a U.S. citizen, a member of a CMP affiliated club and provide proof
of participation in a marksmanship activity." ...... Well, that makes it easy...... :roll: :roll:


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Re: 1911 Reminder in local online news

Postby Niner » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:34 am

Want to join a club that will tell the CMP that you are a member and make you qualified? Easy. I belonged to this one when I got my Garand and my O3A3. http://thegca.org/product/gca-membership-2/
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Re: 1911 Reminder in local online news

Postby Niner Delta » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:27 pm

As much as I would like to have a real 1911, it's probably never going to happen.
So it's doubtful I will join that online gun club....thanks anyway.... :mrgreen:


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