US Govt will sell 8,000 used 1911's during fiscal 2018.

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US Govt will sell 8,000 used 1911's during fiscal 2018.

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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:05 pm

https://www.military.com/kitup/2017/11/ ... stols.html

The firearms sold by the designated entity will include 1903 Springfields, M1 carbines, M1 Garands,
as well as the 1911's.

IMHO, if they end up selling these 1911's for 95% of the cost of new ones in the civilian market,
it would seem to be a better option to just buy a new 1911 in the civilian market.

As stated some of the guns are "well worn" while others are like new. Whose to say which one
you will get if you buy used?

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Post by Bushwhacker » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:11 pm

Buy commercial if you want a shooter. Buy from the CMP if you want a piece of history.


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Post by Abraham » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:42 pm

My M-14 in Army basic training had seen many a round through it.

Frankly, I wouldn't have paid more that $50.00 for it, after it had been repaired...

Yeah, it failed me.

A brand spanking new one, whoo boy, I'd pay big bucks for, but my old one, nah, I might put it one the wall as a decoration...


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Post by flechero » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:32 pm

Bushwhacker wrote:Buy commercial if you want a shooter. Buy from the CMP if you want a piece of history.
QFT. After researching it a bit, you can't even pay more for a good one... you get the next one in line regardless of whether it's a worn out or LNIB example.

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Post by jmorris » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:58 pm

flechero wrote:
Bushwhacker wrote:Buy commercial if you want a shooter. Buy from the CMP if you want a piece of history.
QFT. After researching it a bit, you can't even pay more for a good one... you get the next one in line regardless of whether it's a worn out or LNIB example.
I believe the process will be the same as for rifles. There are different grades and you will purchase the grade you want. When your number comes up you will get the next one in line in that grade. With the rifles you could go to one of the two stores and pick out one but that won't be available for the 1911s. Paperwork will be just a tad more involved too.

Also, they haven't had any 03s, 17s, or carbines in stock for some time.
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Post by Oldgringo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:34 pm

I'm quite pleased with the two Daisy 853 air rifles I've purchased through the Anniston CMP; however, "Just as they vary in age, they also vary in condition and amount of use. Some appear to be new or barely used, while others show plenty of battle scars and character (dings and dents).", sounds like a 'pig in a poke' to me.

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