$850 Rack grade CMP 1911s, I'll pass.

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  1. MajorD

    MajorD

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    Not home currently but good question. I can look that up and report sometime next week.
    FYI colt is the only maker that did this
     
  2. Scott1970

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    Thank you very much. As ask because the cutoff serial number told to me by a friend is prior to the matching serial number on my 1943 production Colt.
     

  3. PattonWasRight

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    Pick up my CMP 1911 tonight :)

    Will post pics as soon as I can

    All this anticipation makes me feel like a little kid again
     
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  4. PattonWasRight

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    There are many like it but this one is mine, pretty happy with it

    Remington Rand upper and lower. Serial number is 1.3 million, which shows as made during WWII in late 1943 or early 1944, depends where I look.

    Love that it's dated to WWII and happy to pay for it

    Rebuilt "ANAD" as marked, which stands for Anniston Army Depot with mark of 2 76, so assuming that's the month and year and rebuild. Long time to sit in a warehouse.

    Inspector mark is FJA. Trigger guard has a "GA" and either an "I" or a "T" on it

    Nicer dark parkerizing, which I prefer versus the silvery parkerizing that most of the Service grades seem to have.

    I forgot the nice case they send it in. Like a Pelican, not cheap.

    Any help with the trigger guard markings is appreciated.

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  5. MajorD

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    Pictures of trigger guard marks please
     
  6. PattonWasRight

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    The "GA" thing (edit, believe it's "GN") is in the upper right of the guard, and the I or T is at the lower left. This is about as tight as my jitterbug old Android can shoot. Thanks brother

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  7. MajorD

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    No idea on the trigger guard markings except to say they are likely sub inspectors marks.

    Scott regarding the serialized slide cutoff the book says colt stopped that in 1943, somewhere between s/n 1140000 and 1145000, and they started doing it at 710001
     
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    That looks great! Congrats!
     
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    Thanks, I asked a friend and he said the same thing. Various other inspections along the way

    Thanks, love owning it. And ... it works!
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  10. MajorD

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    A few pictures of mine
     
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  11. tango44

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    I want the M9's!
     
  12. Bren

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    Might buy one if they sold them off under $400, but an M9 will never be in the same league with a 1911 as a shooter or a collectible.
     
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    I've got some nice rifles from CMP in the past, M-1 Garands, M-1 Carbines, an M1917, Springfield 1903 and a pristine M44 .22 training rifle. On two of the Garands I made the long drive from Kentucky to Anniston and hand picked two very nice field grade Garands, well worth the trip if you have never been there and the prices were reasonable 10-12 yrs ago. But I just can't see paying the large price for the 1911's. I'll have to be content with my Norinco 1911 clone for a GI 1911. $275 out the door and has gone bang and has been accurate each shot fired.