Where to Get Beatup 1911 for Learning Tool ?


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chiltech500
February 21, 2014, 06:32 PM
Howdy,

I'm wondering if there's any such thing as a junkyard for 1911 LOL.

Seriously, I'm reading Kuhnhausens 1st Manual and would like to have a really cheap 1911 to disassemble to learn from - doesn't have to be fireable. Where might I look for something like that? Would it be feasible to buy a cheapo new 1911 for such?

I have to look at tool costs as well because I don't want to make any real investment in tools as my forays into my "good" 1911's will be quite limited. I'm near 60 and don't anticipate a lifetime of tool usage.

Thanks for all ideas and suggestions!

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model4006
February 21, 2014, 06:38 PM
Kimbers belong in a junk yard just get one of those LOL


Seriously if you find one post about it I'll buy one too

chiltech500
February 21, 2014, 07:29 PM
Kimbers belong in a junk yard just get one of those LOL

Funny that, are you a Colt man? I'm seeing a RIA for mid $300 used on GunBroker, lowest I've found so far.

I'm hoping someone says - oh hey there you can have my junked ___ what's your address? It would be nice if that happened.

rcmodel
February 21, 2014, 07:46 PM
Any junk-yard 1911 already has a cracked frame or slide, or both.

And has long ago been stripped of all the parts.

Better just buy a cheap new or used one.

rc

bluekouki86
February 22, 2014, 04:29 AM
I traded a flashlight for a norinco at a gun show a few years back. Been a great gun, and served as a learning tool for me as well.

chiltech500
February 22, 2014, 06:35 AM
Thanks gents, looking like a RIA is in my future :)

BBBBill
February 22, 2014, 10:20 AM
I would encourage yo to pick up a set of the 1911 blueprints, either paper or electronic. They will be invaluable when you start checking critical dimensions.

Bwana John
February 22, 2014, 11:03 AM
I found a used Chinese Norenco "Model of the 1911" ( :rolleyes:) for $250

Apparently the have very good steel in the frame and slide, but the rest of the parts are not so hot.

JRH6856
February 22, 2014, 11:17 AM
You can get fairly cheap parts and parts sets from e-sarco (http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/1911gi.aspx) No guarantees on the quality. You generally get the quality you pay for. But I did biy a complete slide kit which has served me pretty well on a range gun. If you can find a stripped frame, even a cracked one, you could put together something to learn from even if you can't shoot it.

model4006
February 24, 2014, 01:40 PM
Funny that, are you a Colt man? I'm seeing a RIA for mid $300 used on GunBroker, lowest I've found so far.



I'm hoping someone says - oh hey there you can have my junked ___ what's your address? It would be nice if that happened.


Not really I just picked the first high end 1911 manufacturer that popped into my head to make a joke lol. I own a Springfield RO.

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