Finally got a notice from the CMP that they'll be receiving 8000 surplus 1911s from uncle sam.
$850 for rack grade, $950 for field grade and $1050 for service. They'll be auctioning off the more collectible models.
I put my cap at $750 and think I'll stick to it. They describe rack grade as rusted, pitted with missing or cracked grips among other things.
I really wanted one, but I feel they overpriced them.
Anyone still going to try to get one?
I wasn't in the armed services, so no emotional attachment.
History - I wasn't there.
Remove history & emotion and what remains is a pistol that needs better sights, beavertail grip safety (minimum) - for a specimen in otherwise good condition.
What are some 1911 alternatives for $850-1,050? (Already have acceptable sights & beavertail)
Ruger 1911 - ~$750 (feeds various hollow point just fine, IME)
Kimber TLE 10mm - (has night sights) I was out $858 total.
Colt Delta Elite - about $1,100 for the new Ionbond "limited edition"