Civilian Markmanship Program

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Re: Civilian Markmanship Program

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Post by skeathley » Fri May 11, 2018 10:19 pm

I don't know why people are surprised at the pricing for the 1911s. I expected them to be north of 2K. $1050 is a deal. I've seen pristine ones at auction for 5K.

If all you want is a cheap 1911, get one of those made in the third world. While some of these might be unissued, they MIGHT have been carried at Normandy, Market Garden, the Ardenne Forest, Anzio, or Iwo Jima.

It's about holding history in your hands. If it also works, that's a bonus. I would not want one that was unissued; not enough history in it.

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Re: Civilian Markmanship Program

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Post by G26ster » Sat May 12, 2018 1:07 am

skeathley wrote:I don't know why people are surprised at the pricing for the 1911s. I expected them to be north of 2K. $1050 is a deal. I've seen pristine ones at auction for 5K.

If all you want is a cheap 1911, get one of those made in the third world. While some of these might be unissued, they MIGHT have been carried at Normandy, Market Garden, the Ardenne Forest, Anzio, or Iwo Jima.

It's about holding history in your hands. If it also works, that's a bonus. I would not want one that was unissued; not enough history in it.

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:iagree: Exactly the point I made I'm my initial post. These guns are a piece of history you will never get from a modern 1911.

I do have a question though. What third world countries are producing 1911s?


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Re: Civilian Markmanship Program

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Post by skeathley » Sat May 12, 2018 4:20 pm

Philippines.

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Re: Civilian Markmanship Program

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Post by Pawpaw » Wed May 16, 2018 3:07 pm

86,000 Garands have been returned by the Philippines and should be for sale by the CMP soon.

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Re: Civilian Markmanship Program

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Post by johncanfield » Wed May 16, 2018 6:36 pm

Fascinating video! :tiphat:
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