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Old 10-31-2019, 06:31 PM
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I just bought the same gun and love it. GunPrime has the same deal as gunbroker. There store is right down the road from me so I can just go in and get it at GunPrime prices.
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:14 PM
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In fact, the new O1911C Classic is no more than a 1991 model with new rollmarks and no Series 80 firing safety.
Yes that is true. It becomes even more obvious when they're both wearing the same clothes like mine are.
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:26 PM
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I also added a O1911C yesterday. I find my serial # very interesting. GV208553. I have always seen GV00XXXX and not GV20XXXX. Any idea why the jump in numbers?Laser etched :-/
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:13 PM
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Brown plastic stocks

Hello All

I just picked up a pair of these for my new 1911C, the fit and quality is outstanding.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/U-S-G-I-Bro.../221686656809?

Dave

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Old 11-10-2019, 02:31 PM
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Well DSK I couldn't resist. Yesterday an online retailer was selling these for $698 and had a 5% sale on top of that. Somehow I got the pistol shipped to my FFL for only $665. I figured at that price, if I didn't like it I could always resell and get my money back. I'll give you my report in about 2 weeks when I pick it up
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Old 11-10-2019, 02:38 PM
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Well DSK I couldn't resist. Yesterday an online retailer was selling these for $698 and had a 5% sale on top of that. Somehow I got the pistol shipped to my FFL for only $665. I figured at that price, if I didn't like it I could always resell and get my money back. I'll give you my report in about 2 weeks when I pick it up [IMG class=inlineimg]https://forums.1911forum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
hope your front sight is straight and not canted like mine was. Waiting on it to get back from colt now
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:20 PM
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Well DSK I couldn't resist. Yesterday an online retailer was selling these for $698 and had a 5% sale on top of that. Somehow I got the pistol shipped to my FFL for only $665. I figured at that price, if I didn't like it I could always resell and get my money back. I'll give you my report in about 2 weeks when I pick it up
You paid $200 less than I did for mine so give yourself a cigar. Mine is an excellent shooter so it doesn't really bug me that I paid that much for it.
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:52 PM
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I got mine for 745. The price is right.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:54 PM
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A week ago, I won a Sig 365 at a fund raiser. Paid $50 for the dinner/drawing.

Was about to buy the classic. Asked if I could turn in the Sig for credit. Got $450 credit, $500 with my $50 included.

Paid an extra $322 for the classic, so it cost me $372. Before any remarks, this is the first, only, and likely last thing I’ve ever won in a raffle. I’ll take it!
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Old 02-24-2020, 05:33 AM
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I love mine!
Is that a Wilson retro safety and aside from installing it, was any metal removal needed to the part to fit it?
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Old 02-24-2020, 07:47 AM
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I revisited this thread after yesterdays gun show. It is really a pretty good reference for characteristics on these current Colt products.

I've been saying that I'd like to try these Colt Classics in .38 Super. Have wanted to play with .38 Super and hand loading for it for decades. Been watching prices on GunBroker for the .38 Supers for some months in order to get a feel for what they should be going for and some real "deals" have been showing up. Wouldn't you know that I was at a gun show this weekend and an exhibitor had one of the .38 Supers for sale for $1450. So I get back on GunBroker to look and it appears that all the "deals" on .38 Supers are $100 higher.

$1450 is so high that the price tag was insulting.

Was there just a run of .38 Super Classics and now they are drying up?

A cursory look at the gun at the left me liking it for my purposes. I could give it a home.
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Old 02-24-2020, 12:54 PM
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1911c 38super

I just searched colt 1911c on GB and the 1st pistol to come up is one in 38Super for $855

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Old 02-24-2020, 05:57 PM
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I picked this up local yesterday. Previous owner replaced the plastic mainspring housing with a flat steel colt part. The rollmarks are pretty clean no streaking under bright light. They are laser engraved. They are not too shallow. I am going to build on this as a base gun for a retro sleeper build. Going to put 500 or so rounds down it before sending it off to Don Williams of The Action Works and then let him do his thing.



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Old 02-24-2020, 10:42 PM
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Yes, that is a Wilson safety and I think it took about 5-6 file strokes for it to fit and function perfectly.
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:50 AM
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I revisited this thread after yesterdays gun show. It is really a pretty good reference for characteristics on these current Colt products.

I've been saying that I'd like to try these Colt Classics in .38 Super. Have wanted to play with .38 Super and hand loading for it for decades. Been watching prices on GunBroker for the .38 Supers for some months in order to get a feel for what they should be going for and some real "deals" have been showing up. Wouldn't you know that I was at a gun show this weekend and an exhibitor had one of the .38 Supers for sale for $1450. So I get back on GunBroker to look and it appears that all the "deals" on .38 Supers are $100 higher.

$1450 is so high that the price tag was insulting.

Was there just a run of .38 Super Classics and now they are drying up?

A cursory look at the gun at the left me liking it for my purposes. I could give it a home.
In general, the .38 Supers run about $75-100 more than the .45 and 9mm.

However, $1450 for a .38 Super Classic? That's a damn insult to intelligence.
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:21 AM
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In general, the .38 Supers run about $75-100 more than the .45 and 9mm.

However, $1450 for a .38 Super Classic? That's a damn insult to intelligence.
Exactly!

Check Gundeals.com and search for the sku number:
Stainless Steel: Colt O1911C-SS38
Carbon Steel: Colt O1911C-38
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Old 03-11-2020, 07:49 PM
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I agree - no hammer bite from my 01911C Classic. But my RIA and Auto-Ordnance (1911BKO) regularly leave a nice bite mark. Didn't think about the grip thickness affecting that.
For a GI style gun could anyone offer some comparisons on the O1911C, O1970A1C, and Auto Ordinance 1911BKO? I'm in the market for a WWII type 1911. I'm not too concerned with it being historically accurate so I'm wondering if the new Colt Classic wouldn't be the better choice?
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