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Wyoming Arms??

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Broncbuster, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Broncbuster

    Broncbuster Dying Breed

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    Anyone know anything about this company?? I have a guy that is wanting to trade my off road tires for a Wyoming Arms 1911 in .45. I have never heard of them-- I am sure BAC probably has one or 2 hanging around or hidden in a flowerpot somewhere.
     
  2. bac1023

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    They aren't 1911s, my friend. :) Not even all that close really.

    That said, I do have one on my list of non-1911 autos to pick up at some point. The model name is Parker. They were built mostly in 45ACP, but were also chambered in 10mm and 40S&W later on in production.

    Quality wasn't overly terrific, but I have a thing for 1980's handguns. Styling and build quality is similar to the AMT/IWI Automag II-V series.
     


  3. Broncbuster

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    Thanks for the info-- I had never heard of them nor have I seen one. The guy that wants to trade claimed it was a 1911. The trade price seems fair for a Stainless. I will take a look at it tomorrow.
     
  4. bac1023

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    While it may look somewhat similar, its not really close to a 1911 in design. I don't think a single part is interchangable. You may want to inform him.

    How old is it?

    The stainless back when they were built is not what it is today.

    I want one for my collection, not as a gun for any kind of serious use. They aren't good enough for that, in my opinion.
     
  5. Broncbuster

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    According to him it is a mid 80's. He claims to have only shot it a few times. I just saw a picture of it and it does not look anything like a 1911. If I can get it for cheap enough in the trade it may be a good piece to keep in the farm truck as an extra.
     
  6. Jim Watson

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    I would not trade anything of value for one of these without shooting it first... and it running 100%.
     
  7. smokin762

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    Wyoming Arms.:rant:

    My first 1911 was a Wyoming Arms. What a POS. Unfortunately, I did not have anybody at the time to tell me to stay away from them.

    After a few trips to the range and trying to find out why mine was a Jamo-Matic. I took a huge hit on it and traded it in for a SA 1911. I was so much happier with the Springfield pistol.

    I would not touch the Wyoming Arms pistol. Run away from it, screaming like a little girl. I would.
     
  8. Hokie1911

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    A buddy has one in 10mm. Crap-o-matic, and that's being kind.
     
  10. Hokie1911

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    Semi-auto or full-crapomatic? :rofl:
     
  11. bac1023

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    :rofl:
     
  12. bac1023

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    Please don't call them 1911s, as they gove it a bad name. ;)

    Seriously, they aren't close to a 1911 in design. Its a totally different pistol.
     
  13. Darkangel1846

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    The one I had shot ok, but was a ***** to take apart and clean. Sold it some years ago.
     
  14. bac1023

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    Yeah, the design wasn't the best. :dunno:
     
  15. smokin762

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    :rofl:Okay, I won't refer to them as a 1911 but I am not sure you can refer to them as a pistol either.

    I think it would require them to work first.:whistling: