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Old 02-27-2020, 01:10 PM
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Have a strange gun, not sure if rare or not

Bought this from a gun show, guy said it was a lipseys exclusive. Has a few extras that a normal MC Operator has.

only information I can find is in the link below. I have checked with a few of my LGS, and non of them have ever seen this before. Said it came with 2, 10 round Chip McCormick mags, but they were not included. Is this rare, worth more than a normal operator? Why was not not mass produced? Issues with it?

I have not been able to find any for sale on armslist, gunbroker, etc.

https://lipseysguns.com/springfield-...operator-1911/
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:25 PM
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Looks right, but it's a 5 minute phone call to Springfield to be certain. Nice find.
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:34 PM
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The match barrel throws me, I have an MC Operator and it says S.A. 45 auto. Nothing about NM. I hope the barrel was not replaced.
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Old 02-27-2020, 02:36 PM
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The Combat Operator model was a Lipseys offering. They were chambered in 9mm and later (I believe this is the order), 45 ACP. They were limited run and kind of hard to find. I think they were a slightly up graded take on the TRP. If I remember they were done without mim parts and are supposed to be great guns. I would love to find one in 9mm myself.

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Old 02-27-2020, 03:44 PM
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From what I’ve read the above comments are correct. No MIM, and also ALL tooled steel internals.
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Old 02-27-2020, 07:40 PM
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From what I’ve read the above comments are correct. No MIM, and also ALL tooled steel internals.
They weren’t ALL tool steel internals (not even their Pro or TGO gets that luxury), but I believe there’s an extra tooled part somewhere in the ignition. The disco maybe?

Anyhow, ya it’s just a Lipseys run. I always know since the gray they used on the frames like like Lavender to me.
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Old 02-27-2020, 07:52 PM
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Lets clear up all the confusion.


https://lipseysguns.com/springfield-...operator-1911/


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Old 02-27-2020, 11:10 PM
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Lets clear up all the confusion.


https://lipseysguns.com/springfield-...operator-1911/


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You realize I posted that in my first post.
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:02 AM
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All the info you need is in the article . Its a 2016 Lipsey's exclusive . All pistols were
assembled at SACS - Springfield Armory Custom Shop . They made in 9mm and 45acp
Its NOT a loaded . I own one in 9mm . They sold out very fast and are hard to
find anywhere because of the options and price .

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Old 02-28-2020, 05:41 AM
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Its a combat operator.. What you were told is correct..
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:44 AM
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I honestly do not understand how or why Springfield has not added this, or something very close, say a 9mm TRP, to their standard line up.

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Old 02-28-2020, 08:56 AM
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I honestly do not understand how or why Springfield has not added this, or something very close, say a 9mm TRP, to their standard line up.
I couldnít agree more.
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Old 02-29-2020, 02:57 AM
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All the info you need is in the article . Its a 2016 Lipsey's exclusive . All pistols were
assembled at SACS - Springfield Armory Custom Shop . They made in 9mm and 45acp
Its NOT a loaded . I own one in 9mm . They sold out very fast and are hard to
find anywhere because of the options and price .

Seriously, am I the only person who sees that frame as being a dusty powder blue, or lavender, or somewhere in between?
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Old 02-29-2020, 07:15 AM
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I had the Nina version. Good gun. Tool steel ignition except for disconnector.

The 9mm version came with 10 round CMC mags. Not sure what mags came with the .45.

9mm version disappeared off the shelves while there was a lot of .45s available (that was about a year ago).

While I can only speak of the one I had.... it was accurate and reliable but it was not PC type fit and I had held some NIB TRPs that were unusually tight.

It does have a blue-ish lavender tint to me.

Anyway good piece if taken care of.

My 2008 MCOP is heavily shot and still running strong.
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Old 02-29-2020, 07:30 AM
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The CO was the best production gun SA offered.
I had both a 9 and 45 and regrettably sold them.
The only improvement that could have been made was a high cut front strap and cut the checkering higher to match.
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:45 PM
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Seriously, am I the only person who sees that frame as being a dusty powder blue, or lavender, or somewhere in between?
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The CO was the best production gun SA offered.
I had both a 9 and 45 and regrettably sold them.
The only improvement that could have been made was a high cut front strap and cut the checkering higher to match.
I think its more of a light grey.

Any idea of worth?
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:32 PM
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I think its more of a light grey.

Any idea of worth?
Last 9mm I saw went for 1500 they are getting harder to find. To be honest at that price the DW Specialsit is a better buy. I'd pay 1200 would be my max for a CO.
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Old 03-01-2020, 09:40 AM
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Seriously, am I the only person who sees that frame as being a dusty powder blue, or lavender, or somewhere in between?


Nope ... I agree . Its more blue then gray .
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Old 03-01-2020, 09:41 AM
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The CO was the best production gun SA offered.
I had both a 9 and 45 and regrettably sold them.
The only improvement that could have been made was a high cut front strap and cut the checkering higher to match.


I agree
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Old 03-01-2020, 09:50 AM
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I sold my 9mm version of the CO in Jan 2019 for $1050.

During that time frame.... the market was flooded with the NIB .45 CO version for sale but 9mm was gone.

Now the .45 CO disappeared off the market. They are very nice 1911s but I would not consider them rare or in the same category as a PC or DW.

On the Lipsey link... it said both version came with CMC 10 round mags. The 10 round .45 mag has a very distinct extension for the the extra rounds. While I am not able to ID the mag in your image.... that is not a 10 round mag. I wonder if thats a typo but then doing a search shows some CMC 10s with this CO .45.

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthr...ombat+operator

it would be hard to value a Lipsey's run in todays rough market and a value does not necessarily mean selling price. If it does not have all the original "stuff" it came with brand new.... that chunks off even more value IMO.

shoot it.... its a nice piece.
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Old 03-01-2020, 09:55 AM
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They werenít ALL tool steel internals (not even their Pro or TGO gets that luxury), but I believe thereís an extra tooled part somewhere in the ignition. The disco maybe?

Anyhow, ya itís just a Lipseys run. I always know since the gray they used on the frames like like Lavender to me.


TGO-1 Tooled steel hammer and sear

Combat Operator - Tooled steel hammer and sear / Machined bar stock
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Old 03-01-2020, 08:09 PM
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I sold my 9mm version of the CO in Jan 2019 for $1050.

During that time frame.... the market was flooded with the NIB .45 CO version for sale but 9mm was gone.

Now the .45 CO disappeared off the market. They are very nice 1911s but I would not consider them rare or in the same category as a PC or DW.

On the Lipsey link... it said both version came with CMC 10 round mags. The 10 round .45 mag has a very distinct extension for the the extra rounds. While I am not able to ID the mag in your image.... that is not a 10 round mag. I wonder if thats a typo but then doing a search shows some CMC 10s with this CO .45.

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthr...ombat+operator

it would be hard to value a Lipsey's run in todays rough market and a value does not necessarily mean selling price. If it does not have all the original "stuff" it came with brand new.... that chunks off even more value IMO.

shoot it.... its a nice piece.
Yes I know, I got normal 8 round mags when I bought it and no clue of the brand. No markings. I paid $900 I believe. Bad memory, but it was not over $1000 for sure.
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:39 AM
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The frame is Periwinkle Blue to me. Kind of an odd idea in my opinion. It sure didn't keep them from being popular though.
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Old 03-03-2020, 06:00 AM
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Yes I know, I got normal 8 round mags when I bought it and no clue of the brand. No markings. I paid $900 I believe. Bad memory, but it was not over $1000 for sure.


You got a great gun for that price .
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:28 PM
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I forgot about this
https://www.springfield-armory.com/p...11-loaded-9mm/
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