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Randall Combat

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by I am plastic, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. I am plastic

    I am plastic

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    Anyone every hear of one of these - Randall Combat?

    One of the local shop has one advertised for $549, is it worth it?

    Thanks
     

  2. paul45

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    http://www.m1911.org/mod_randall.htm


     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
  3. bac1023

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    Yeah, Randall was the first to make a truly successful stainless 1911.
     
  4. I am plastic

    I am plastic

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    Is this a good price? Since it was one of the earlier SS pistols, is galling more favorable?


    Thanks
     
  5. Brucev

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    From what I remember, the Randall was a well made 1911. As far as galling is concerned, just keep it well lubed and you shouldn't have any problems. From the picture it looks like the price quoted is reasonable. JMHO. Sincerely. Brucev.
     
  6. BOGE

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    Randalls were OK, but nothing spectacular. The barrel has 12 groove rifling. Most parts were cast and ill fitted IMO. I owned a new one for giggles & grins and unloaded it quickly as it needed a LOT of work. It was lind of like an AMT Hardballer on a good day. :whistling:
     
  7. den888

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    I had one purchased in 1985, it was called a "Service Model". Not as reliable as a Colt, as it had jams (FTE) every so often. It came with a full length guide rod, that broke early on, I replaced it with a standard one. I eventually sold it.

    I hear that they are popular in collectors circles.
     
  8. I am plastic

    I am plastic

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    Nothing spectacular, just stick with the Colt Combat Elite that I have on layaway?


    Thanks for the input...