Turkish delight...

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  1. Nestor

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    Well, after 2 months of waiting with the import process it's finally here. $350 1911 made in Turkey. Basic pistol. Came pretty dry in a cardboard box with one 7 rounds magazine. Didn't clean it yet, so it's just a very initial impression. Very nice machining. Cast frame, looks like a forged slide and cold hammer forged barrel. Plastic grips, GI sights (surprisingly well visible). Magazine drops free, trigger feels...dry and needs some love. Except for the lowered ejection port it's early WW2 configuration. However it's pretty tight. With the hammer back I can't hear any rattling going during the shake test. Grip safety works as it suppose to. Feeding ramp is polished along with the throat (that looks like 2 o'clock to 10 o'clock). Smooth trigger face. Parkerized finish and lovely handling characteristics. No surprise there. More to come soon.

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  2. Bcw7101

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    Looks very nice. Let us know how it shoots.
     
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    I like it, and as long as it shoots reliably and straight, it will be great purchase.
     
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  4. nitesit(+ an e)

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  5. Gary1911A1

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    Like the hammer style.
     
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    Looks great

    Congrats! :cool:
     
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    Sweet! Can't wait to hear your impressions after shooting it a few times.
     
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  8. Out West

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    Nice looking gun. Great price! Please give us a range report as soon as you get a chance to shoot it. Where'd you find this gun? I might be interested in one too.

    ETA: Pakerized of Ceracote? Thanks
     
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  9. skyfall

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    I would also like to know where you found this for sale. A very nice looking pistol.
     
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  10. xdmikey

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    Very similar to my uncle's Pearl bring back.
     
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    Very nice....it inspires to carry one of my 1911s tomorrow...
     
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  12. xdmikey

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    My buddy's neighbor bought one in Tyler this week.
     
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  13. Bradley T

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    That is a cool pistol. That hammer spur is kind of neat. Man, I want one too!
     
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    Yeah, having checked several online retailors, it appears to be on everyone's back-order.
     
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    SDS Imports 1911a1. I ordered thru the import company and I am not sure which distributor they are using. It's very smooth and even parkerizing. There is a greenish tint to it actually. Not really visible on the pictures. Very much like WW2 pistols.
     
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    It's very similar to the early WW2 models (1941-1942) excluding the lowered ejection port, polished feed ramp and throated barrel. These in its original form are hard to find, but these pistols had a wide spur hammer.
     
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    More pictures soon as I'll take it apart for cleaning over the weekend. My range is 2 hours north, so I need to mount my winter tires first, before heading out. I am scheduled for 15th, so sometimes after that there will be a range report available.
     
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    Very nice.
    Congrats!

    1911club#410
     
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    It's November 11th and I finally got a few minutes to take the pistol apart. Machining of the slide is impressive and nothing is rising any red flags as far as I can see. It's forged I believe with different grain, texture and even color than the frame. Frame is a OK. Less impressive than the slide (or barrel). Plunger tube appears to be glued and not pinned. Dust cover area is fairly thin, more so than usual I would say. Most small parts are MIM. Other than that...all in norm. There are some faint leftovers of parkerizing on feeding ramp and less so on the barrel throat. Rifling is very well pronounced, and barrel appears to be very solid. It's cold hammer forged. I oiled all the parts and have couple of observations to share. Initially the pistol came very dry. Trigger was bit gritty. Recoil spring is heavier than standard - just not sure by how much. After cleaning and oiling the trigger pull improved. It's still fairly heavy, but 1911...properly smooth. I actually like it now. Racking the lubricated pistol is also easier. Soon I'll take it out to the range to see how it works in the cold. As You can see - I swapped the plastic grips for Hogue walnut ones. Looks much better to me. Thanks!

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    It does look alot better and the price even more so.
     
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