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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bluejackets92fs, Feb 21, 2012.


  1. bluejackets92fs

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    I have bad aim

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    So when it comes to guns, I have a real soft spot for old school stuff. I want a 1911 and I'm ordering my Colt XSE Combat Elite soon. That will get my fix. I still have a void to fill. Here is my question. I really want to build an A1 WW2 replica with a modern twist. After some discussion, I want to have an adjustable trigger that isn't skelotonized, and I want GI style sights. Someone suggested 10-8 Performance rear sights that look like GI sights with a brass front sight so I'm not limited to my shooting capabilities ie. if I ever want to do some serious target shooting with it. Blade sights are very limiting to me.

    I don't want to do this on a platform like Rock Island. I want as close to military issue as possible and that includes manufacturer. I think I want to use either a Colt or Springfield Armory, maybe even Remington but their R1 isn't going to work right. The gun also has to be series 70. If Springfield it would have to be a USA made model. I don't want " Made in Brazil" on the frame of this gun. So If anyone has any suggestions or has done something similar I want some ideas and suggestions. Speak freely here, I'm all ears because this was a "sitting at the bar", out of the blue idea.

    My ultimate goal with the build is to have it blued a really nice polished hot blue. If I go Depending on my base line, I may have to have it bead blasted down to bare metal to allow for my style of finish wants. I haven't set a price on this build. I'd hope to keep it around $1000. If I go Colt I may be over on this, Springfield would be doable at that price point. Thanks in advance for any ideas or suggestion.
     

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  2. jrs93accord

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    You need to find you an older Springfield Mil-Spec.

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  3. MajorD

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    find an older usgi gun and call it done- or a new series 70 and call it done. all springfields are made at least in part in Brazil
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

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    Hey,......that Mil-spec looks familiar!
    How's she shootin James?

    I agree with James,......Springfield for a build on that budget.
    However, a polish & hot blue job is $400+......a good bit of your budget.
     
  5. jrs93accord

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    Hey Greg. She still shoots beautifully. I love this pistol.
     
  6. bluejackets92fs

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    So after browsing armslist this morning I found a Colt Series 70 Government Model blued for $650. Needless to say, it's sleeping in my safe now. Not sure I can do anything to such a nice looking gun though. No harm in two 1911s, right?
     
  7. bac1023

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    Get a Colt series 70. Colt builds the best guns for a base, in my opinion.
     
  8. bluejackets92fs

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    I have bad aim

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    Way ahead of you there. Picked one up last night.