1911Forum
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > 1911 Manufacturers > Other 1911's


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-21-2004, 09:49 AM
Stub Stub is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Wiley, CO
Posts: 3
1911 Federal Ordnance




Can someone give me any information on the gun manufacture, Federal Ordnance Inc. The only thing that I've been able to find out is, that these weapons were made from 1966 to 1992. Wondering why they quit making them?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Stub
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-21-2004, 12:41 PM
Jim V Jim V is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Michigan
Age: 72
Posts: 9,205
!: Welcome to the 1911 Forum.

2: I moved your thread to where it should get more response.

3: Fed Ord was located in Claifornia and had been an importer of various firearms. I have had NO experience with their 1911's so can not speak as to their quality.
__________________
TFL #296 -- MOLON LABE Leonidas c 480 BC -- FFF
If it ain't metal, single stack, and single action, it ain't a 1911 no matter what it looks like!!
Do Not Irk The Forum Curmudgeon
Harold V. B: 03/28/11 D: 11/23/07 Dad, I'll miss you.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-21-2004, 03:34 PM
hipowr hipowr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: NE PA
Age: 45
Posts: 1,201
I posted a reply in the general forum, but you asked here why they stopped making them. They went out of business. I don't know if their quality contributed to that or not, but i'm sure it didn't help.

later,
AJ
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-22-2004, 01:52 PM
stans stans is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: central Virginia
Posts: 1,313
Federal Ordnance never had a good reputation for quality in their products.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-22-2004, 10:10 PM
Jim V Jim V is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Michigan
Age: 72
Posts: 9,205
Besides marketing 1911s they also had a "M-14". Their primary business was the importation of surplus firearms. Several changes in the law made it hard for them to continue so they went out of business. My gunsmith missed out on getting several M-12 and '97 trenchguns from their sell off.
__________________
TFL #296 -- MOLON LABE Leonidas c 480 BC -- FFF
If it ain't metal, single stack, and single action, it ain't a 1911 no matter what it looks like!!
Do Not Irk The Forum Curmudgeon
Harold V. B: 03/28/11 D: 11/23/07 Dad, I'll miss you.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-23-2004, 05:12 PM
Stub Stub is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Wiley, CO
Posts: 3
Moved thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim V
!: Welcome to the 1911 Forum.

2: I moved your thread to where it should get more response.

3: Fed Ord was located in Claifornia and had been an importer of various firearms. I have had NO experience with their 1911's so can not speak as to their quality.

Thanks for the move. I'll learn my way around soon (I hope).
From the response from 2 or 3 others doesn't sound like I made too good of a buy.

Stub
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-23-2004, 07:47 PM
rimfire,22 rimfire,22 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: california
Age: 58
Posts: 1,492
They were Junk!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stub
Can someone give me any information on the gun manufacture, Federal Ordnance Inc. The only thing that I've been able to find out is, that these weapons were made from 1966 to 1992. Wondering why they quit making them?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Stub
Stub,

I live in the L.A. area and had visited Federal Ordance, Inc. allot of times. There location was on the East Los Angeles side in the San Gabriel Valley which is about a one half hour drive from L.A.They bought and sold allot of imports and rearsenaled rifles and pistols. They even tried to market their own 45 pistol under there name. My mistake is that I bought one long ago and found the parts to be a VERY poor casting and extremely rough out of the box. At that time I wouldn't go through the routine that I do now seeing if the pistol would work right and spend the time and effort to make it work right! Generally speaking they went out of business due to all of the California laws that were coming out at that time. For surplus stuff they were a good source for parts and general gunsmithing. Lousey business ethics though. Now a days it's very hard ot find anyone in the L.A. area that can do gunsmithing as they've moved out of state or went out of business. Those lousey gun laws just chaoked and chased everyone away.

rimfire,22
__________________
rimfire,22
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 PM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2011 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved