Congress Passes Bill For Sale Of Milsurp 1911 Pistols Through CMP

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Congress Passes Bill For Sale Of Milsurp 1911 Pistols Through CMP

Postby Pawpaw » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:41 am

It looks like it may happen, this time.

A 2015 bill was passed that authorized the transfer of 1911 during the Obama Administration, though none were actually transferred. This bill, however, sets a minimum for transfer, so it should take place this time around.


https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2017/11/21/congress-passes-bill-sale-milsurp-1911-pistols-cmp/
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Re: Congress Passes Bill For Sale Of Milsurp 1911 Pistols Through CMP

Postby uthornsfan » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:51 am

I have been saving up some of my yearly gun purchase allotment from "Wifes authorization act of 2010" to get one of these as soon as it is available.


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Postby Nuts » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:32 pm

uthornsfan wrote:I have been saving up some of my yearly gun purchase allotment from "Wifes authorization act of 2010" to get one of these as soon as it is available.


Lol, I’m under the “over my dead body” act of 2017. She wasn’t happy about 2 AR’s and a new carry pistol in under a month.

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Re: Congress Passes Bill For Sale Of Milsurp 1911 Pistols Through CMP

Postby Oldgringo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:56 pm

I remember when you could get the 1911 from the DCM for ~$17 and a 1903 for ~$15. M1 and M1 Carbines would also be available from time to time.

I got a 1903 about a half century ago that came via Railway Express. That was back in 'the goodle days'. *sigh*

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Postby bmwrdr » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:49 pm

Roo bad I missed my spending ceillin for the next 2 years.
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Re: Congress Passes Bill For Sale Of Milsurp 1911 Pistols Through CMP

Postby JakeTheSnake » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:06 pm

How does one go about purchasing one of these if or when they become available?


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Postby AF-Odin » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:31 pm

Jake

Go to the CMP website and it will tell you all. Biggest is to be a member of a "Recognized" Club. NRA does not count, but Texas State Rifle Association does. There are also others such as the Garand Collectors Association.
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Re: Congress Passes Bill For Sale Of Milsurp 1911 Pistols Through CMP

Postby G26ster » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:35 pm

From the CMP FAQ: (same should apply to the 1911's)


Q?
Do I need to get preapproved or send paperwork in advance to purchase rifles from the CMP?
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CMP has four requirements for purchase: age over 18, US citizenship, firearms related activity, and membership in a CMP affiliated organization. You can go to the eligibility requirements section of our website to see what is acceptable as proof of each requirement.

Although you can send all of this in advance of a mail order, we recommend that you wait and attach everything to the first order that you mail to us. In the case of a rifle order where you have to send all the paperwork anyway then providing all the qualifying documentation in advance only saves a couple of minutes in processing time once we actually do get your order.

You can fax or email documentation to us ahead of time if you want to purchase items through our eStore or if you want to get an account set up in anticipation of making a purchase at one of our stores.

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Postby bblhd672 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:50 am

http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/
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Re: Congress Passes Bill For Sale Of Milsurp 1911 Pistols Through CMP

Postby SQLGeek » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:04 pm

I bet these won't be cheap. I'm annoyed I missed out on the 1903 and Carbines but at least I managed a Service Grade Springfield.
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Re: Congress Passes Bill For Sale Of Milsurp 1911 Pistols Through CMP

Postby philip964 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:37 pm

I've never considered a 1911. But having a surplus military one is interesting.


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Postby uthornsfan » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:27 pm

I am guessing/hoping/budgeting $1200-$1500 for a nice service grade 1911 with a WWII serial.


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Re: Congress Passes Bill For Sale Of Milsurp 1911 Pistols Through CMP

Postby jb2012 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:02 pm

I would guess that they are going to go for much less than $1000. Look at how the garands worked.


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Postby treadlightly » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:19 pm

philip964 wrote:I've never considered a 1911. But having a surplus military one is interesting.


The trigger will steal your heart. Very, very clinically perfect release when properly smithed up. When not properly smithed up, still just about the best. The crowd I ran with when I first got into guns would set aside a 1911 with disdain if there was any sensation of trigger movement. Five to seven pounds was the desired weight for a defensive trigger, three or so was good for competition. I have a 1911 that's shot 5,000 or more rounds with a clean three pound trigger that hasn't changed characteristics at all.

I hear the criticism of the old design, and I know they require more precision in setup. But there's nothing like a sweet running Government model.

Also, to tell a personal secret, I like to write. A 1911 hammer reminds me of a typewriter impression bar. I know I'm not supposed to have any patience with gangster slang or "Chicago typewriters," but the analogy fits. Writing is a precision exercise. So is shooting.

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Re: Congress Passes Bill For Sale Of Milsurp 1911 Pistols Through CMP

Postby Pawpaw » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:59 pm

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