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Old 03-10-2012, 10:59 AM
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Dumb question - sorry

I need a Sticky for, "Dumb Questions from Noobs."

Why are there so many manufacturers of 1911 parts/handguns? Is the demand so high that Colt had to outsource?

Can manufacturer 'X' make original Colt parts/handguns??

It's confusing to me.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:29 PM
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The 1911 is simply a hugely popular design, and the demand for it is such that every company wants to make their own version to sell to the masses. It's not the only one that's copied, of course. There are clones of the Hi-Power, AR-15, Ruger 10/22, and other firearms as well. Colt's patents on the 1911 design expired a long, long time ago.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:44 PM
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The 1911 is simply a hugely popular design, and the demand for it is such that every company wants to make their own version to sell to the masses. It's not the only one that's copied, of course. There are clones of the Hi-Power, AR-15, Ruger 10/22, and other firearms as well. Colt's patents on the 1911 design expired a long, long time ago.
Okay, that explains it. Thanks for taking the time to post.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:10 PM
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Can someone add what years each mfg made these and what the model was/is called? That would be very helpful.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:18 PM
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If somebody else wants to take the time to do it, sure. I've actually got a job and family!

BTW the list has been updated..... again.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:47 AM
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I think dsk has done a great job, and of course the next step is the serial numbers after each were made. Now if you want to send me about $3M (3 million dollars) then I could look into it. I also have a wifey and family. The intergoogle will give you most answers, but it is going to take you a lot of time.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:54 AM
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If the members collaborated, we could put together a great 1911 reference book (with pictures).
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:43 AM
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FYI: The Magnum Research 1911 is made by Bul (Israel). They also make the M5 (poly 1911).
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:29 PM
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Thompson West Hurley?
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:11 AM
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Brolin arms of Pomona california
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:47 PM
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You forgot Shooters Arms of Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. They manufacture a very nice copy of the 1911 and have outlet stores all throughout the Philippines. Together with Armscor and Metro (which you already listed), they are the third of the "big three" of 1911 manufacture in the Philippines.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:04 PM
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:15 PM
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I guess I think of these things a little different. These are not really manufacturers, they are assemblers / builders. When I think of manufactuers I think of the machine shop that actually machines the frames. There are actually very few of them out there.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:10 AM
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Added the last two. I agree however, sometimes it's hard to determine who is an actual manufacturer and not just some small shop assembling guns using outsourced slides and frames.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:34 PM
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How about Girsans?
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:15 PM
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Girsan... made in Turkey
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:23 AM
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I would like to add a new one that I didn't see listed...Salient Arms. They've been stepping out of the glock upgrades to other things now also.

I've always said if I spend the kind of money on a custom 1911, it would be a Wilson. Well, sorry to say I would have to get a Salient first.

They're making a variety of lengths, calibers...and capacities! Double stacks available

Here's a couple quick pics

I'll be getting a double stack 45 probably in a 5". Without the titanium coated barrel...once I find a buyer for my first born

Prices are $4,200-$4,500 if I remember right.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:10 PM
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List updated. I'm sure there are still others that haven't been mentioned yet.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:27 PM
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I have an FFL in FL I use that has a new 1911 company called Deep River Customs. www.deeprivercustoms.com
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Old 03-25-2015, 03:27 AM
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If your lucky enough to own a Stan Chen 1911 consider yourself the luckiest guy on the Planet!! order now and you will receive your Stan Chen custom build in March of 2020.


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Old 05-19-2015, 06:35 PM
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Detonics. Can a 451 Scoremaster shoot 45 ACP with no difficulties or should the barrel be replaced?
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:20 PM
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Since the 451 Detonics is longer it would be up to the extractor to maybe hold the 45ACP round. I would put in a 45ACP barrel so I could shoot both rounds.
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:21 PM
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manlicher, it will shoot, but it is not highly recommended. If you damage the extractor, it would be hard to replace it with one that could do the same. There is a guy named dstaff on gunbroker that sells the 451 brass pretty often. It is easy to load on the same dies and equipment as 45ACP.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:01 PM
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I didn't know Uncle Armand, Armand Swenson, actually manufactured 1911s. I'll admit, all the pistols of his that I saw (about twenty-five of them) were awesome, but just because he stippled or otherwise modified almost everything about a .45, that doesn't make him a manufacturer. He did start with the basic weapon and go from there. His shop didn't have the facilities to do more than modify the guns.

One thing. He "rolled his own" ammo, and, believe it or not, roll-crimped his .45s! Myself, I wouldn't put that much trust in the extractor. I guarantee that he did it. I've handled some and talked to the guy.
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