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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by sawgrass, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. sawgrass

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    I tend to be attracted to stainless guns. However, I wanted one black 1911. I've been reading about finishes, asking Bac questions etc.
    I stumbled upon this about a week ago. Read some more and decided to
    go buy it today. I hope that I can contact Les Baer and find out exactly when it was made. The night sights are dim enough that I'm guessing it's 7-10 years old. It's in good shape though and doesn't appear to have been shot very much. It's getting shot tomorrow!

    Looking through the paperwork I found a sheet that I missed earlier. It's a price list from January 19, 1998. So that's a clue as to the age of the gun. Does anyone have any idea if these could be the original grips on a Baer SRP from that time? Front fiber optic??
     
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  2. sawgrass

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    Thank you. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with that loaded!
     
  3. Travelin' Jack

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    As a fellow stainless guy, I must say that gun is gorgeous. I really dig the black trigger as well, and that surprises me.
     
  4. R0CKETMAN

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    Maybe the best value out there in a 1911...even 14 years later. Nice one you got there.
     
  5. sawgrass

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    Thanks guys. I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve. I can't wait to shoot
    it tomorrow. I'm going to bring the TRP, a Novak Colt and the SRP.
    Sitting on the couch I think the Baer has a better trigger than the Novak.

    BTW, one of my friends was with me today and bought her first 1911.
    We know what that means...:rofl:
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Can't wait to hear how the 3 compare. :cool:
     
  7. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA MEMBER

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    we're going to see pics of her in a bikini holding it?
     
  8. bac1023

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    Very nice, Rhonda.

    Congrats on a top notch 1911.

    Just get a set of cocobolo grips from Baer and you'll be good to go. :)
     
  9. bac1023

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    :animlol:
     
  10. sawgrass

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    No silly, she's going to need a bigger safe! She's shot enough to know about hot brass.

    Thanks Brian. Do you have any ideas/opinions on the fiber optic front sight? I'm anxious to call Baer and get the skinny on this gun. I'd like it to be as original as possible.
     
  11. bac1023

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    I don't think either the front sight or the grips are original, but I may be wrong. :dunno:
     
  12. sawgrass

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    The gun shows very little wear. The black is mostly still on the barrel. I'll let you know what I find out. I continue to consult and enjoy your buyer's guide.
     
  13. okie

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    That's a beautiful pistol, Rhonda honey, many congrats:hugs::kiss: