Need help buying a vintage 1911


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Russ Jackson
September 17, 2010, 09:52 AM
I am going to purchase a vintage 1911. I am not in a rush. I need to know where I should start as far as information prior to purchase. The fun will be in the hunt. Good referrences as to reading material, websites, specific models and makes etc.. I am sure there are alot of 1911 experts at this site and can help guide me along. But I would like to feel confident looking at Gun Shows, Gun Stores or online sales. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks ...Russ

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Jim Watson
September 17, 2010, 10:29 AM
The best website I know of is
http://www.coolgunsite.com/
The latest Clawson book and accompanying Karash collection CD are available there at the best prices.
Unfortunately the big Clawson book is out of print and seems to sell for about the price of a pretty good gun.

While you can get good information here, the 1911 collectors seem to congregate at
http://forums.1911forum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=30
and
http://forum.m1911.org/forumdisplay.php?f=81

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