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Colt M1991 1911 80 series

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Buckeye63, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Buckeye63

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    Picked one one today ..on a trade...,this gun is in excellent + condition...from what i've read ..very reliable


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    any thoughts....
     
  2. gunsmoke92

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    I had a compact version, very good guns. The only issue I had was the plastic trigger pad and the plastic mainspring housing. They worked fine, just not a fan of plastic on a steel gun, especially a Colt. Swapped those out with Wilson parts and all was right with the world once again.

    Enjoy, you've got a nice one there.
     

  3. Buckeye63

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    Wish I could keep it...
     
  4. ctfireman

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    I have one. I'm so sure i'll never sell it that it's in my will!
     
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    It's your everyday plain jane Government Model. I dig it!!!
     
  6. ca survivor

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    why can't keep it?
     
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  7. CAcop

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    I have one as my duty gun. I really like it a lot.
     
  8. .45 Combat

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    I have one as well, great gun, one can't have to many colts.
     
  9. bac1023

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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  10. bac1023

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    Huh??
     
  11. HunterLee

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    The M1991A1 was some of the best pistols Colt has produced but many folks took issue with the ugly rollmark.
    Here is a photo of mine who is in carry rotation with my Glock 20. She is past 10000 rounds with no pistol failures.

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  12. 1911Tuner

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    HunterLee...that is one UGLY pistol. Ya oughta put ears on that thing to keep from scarin' the dogs and small children. I hope ya carry it concealed.
     
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  13. HunterLee

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    Tuner, if I did not know you personally and know for a fact you are full of sheep dip I would be slightly offended, oh and the fact you have 2 almost just as ugly. :D
    Hugs and kisses Gunny.
     
  14. 1911Tuner

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    Hunter...I've got pistols that have been run over by graders that ain't that ugly.

    Friends don't let friends carry ugly guns. Come on by and I'll loan ya one of my Norincos so you can bury that thing...in an unmarked grave...in another state.
     
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  15. 1911Tuner

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    On topic...

    I bought two of the early 91A1s strictly for beater duty...one in November '91 and one in February '92.

    Each one on its third barrel, and operating on mostly OEM parts...the pair is approaching 400,000 rounds about evenly split. I can count the number of malfunctions that I've had from both guns on my fingers without using my thumbs.

    Yeah, they're pretty ugly...but not as ugly as Hunter's.

    A third one bought 2 years later produced the same results for about 50,000 rounds. It went away when a friend wanted it worse than I did. He still has it. It's still running on all original parts.
     
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  16. MajorD

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    I actually like the way that 1991 looks never have to worry about banging it up!
    I do wonder how a gun only 20 years old can get so worn- my 1918 era gun is not that worn- high humidity environment?
     
  17. HunterLee

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    Tuner, your words cut me deep but I am way used to it by now so no big deal. As far as your Chinese knock offs, you know how I feel about them. I still love you though.

    My 1991A1 is only 14 years old but was carried everyday for about 8 of those years and was taken to the range or IDPA match at least once a month. She has a lot of miles on her and though the finish is worn she is still 100% everyday.
     
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  18. 1911Tuner

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    That's the main thing. Ugly is as ugly does, hey!

    The "Billboard" 1991A1s were and are very good pistols as a whole. Carrying them in a holster...or in and out of a holster during a lot of match time...will wear the finish like right now, but for those of us who put greater store in a gun's performance than its looks don't care about that and a few of us take pride in sporting the honest wear of a working gun.

    As you were, brother. I'll be in the area all day.
     
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