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New EMF Hartford 1911 :)

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bac1023, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. bac1023

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    The EMF Hartford 1911 came on to the market recently and I decided to pick one up and report back. As you can see, mine is serial number 66. This is one of the least expensive American built models on the market at about $550 and built by DGC Custom Gunsmithing in Tennessee. The finish is different and called "as issued", giving the gun a somewhat worn look to it. I'm honestly not sure whether I like it or not, but I'll give them kudos for trying something different. The grips are decent and look along the lines of the grips on the Remington R1, albeit not quite as nice. Impressively, there is virtually no slide to frame movement. Its a tightly fit 1911 in that aspect, but parts fitting feels a bit questionable. I'll see how it performs. :dunno:

    I was going to wait until November or December to pick this up, but I wanted to get it, shoot it this weekend, and include it in my 1911 guide next week. This will be my last 1911 of 2010 and quite possibly my last firearm this year, as I went WAY over budget already.

    Here are some pics. You can see the worn look, especially on the mainspring housing. :)


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  2. Cerebrus

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    Interesting model there Bac.. If you ever feel the need to replace that MSH.. I would be very interested in that arched that is on it..
     

  3. lawdog734

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    I've said this a lot to you this year, nice gun
     
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    Looks like big rust spots....or mold. :tongueout:
     
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    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    I don't know what to think, I normally like to make them look like that myself - through hard use and neglect.

    :supergrin:
     
  6. Aiden

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    That is some excellent marketing with what they called that finish. I like it.
     
  7. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    `Man you have 1911s I'm never heard of before :p
     
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    I don't know about this one bac. It looks like the R1 only worse.:supergrin:
     
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    It looks interesting, kind of like a SARCO parts build.
     
  10. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    It does, doesn't it?

    Odd for sure. :ack:
     
  11. bac1023

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    Thanks Aiden :)
     
  12. Hokie1911

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    Perhaps it's their Blued Cheese Finish. :dunno:
     
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    What is with SS bushings on blue guns lately?

    Never seen a wheelabrater used to finish a firearm before. Original.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  15. bac1023

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    :animlol:
     
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    I just figured it was your fingerprints.

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    Is that a casting flaw in the trigger relief scallop on the mag release side?

    That gun looks like crap.

    I only say that because I know it ain't your pride and joy:rofl:
     
  19. bac1023

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    I'm not sure if its a casting flaw or not, as its completely smooth. :dunno:
     
  20. bac1023

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    The finish actually sparkles under light. You can see a little bit of that from the camera flash.