Gun show success - used Colt 1991A1


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joegerardi
August 14, 2004, 05:00 PM
I went to the Eastman's Gunshow here in Savannah today with the express purpose of picking up another 1911-pattern pistol. I was considering a Norinco, a NRM, or a Springer GI to use as a base pistol for customization: I was even thinking of sending it to Dave Berryhill for his MEU(SOC) Replica treatment. I ending up striking gold.

I found a used 1991A1 in very good shape, but more than that, it had already been customized with several of the enhancements I was considering. IT had a King's beavertail, an ambi safety, a trigger job bringing it to an exceptionally crisp 4.5 Lbs., new sights, lowered ejection port, and a skeletonized hammer. With the exception of the hammer (I wanted a Commander hammer on mine) these were exactly what I wanted.

There's some scratches in the parkerizing, but they don't go through to the metal, and there's a little finish wear on it. That doesn't bother me- I think it gives the pistol character.

Best of all was the price. I was able to get it OTD for $500.00, and considering what I would have had to pay for all the add-on goodies, I'm extremely pleased. My first-ever Colt!

I won't be able to get to the range to shoot it until next weekend. It's going to be a long week!

..Joe

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Bill Z
August 14, 2004, 07:41 PM
Great find, let us know how it shoots!

WhoKnowsWho
August 14, 2004, 07:57 PM
Not too bad at all, hope I am as lucky next month.

joegerardi
August 15, 2004, 08:34 PM
Through a series of bad things happening, I lucked out and got to shoot it today. It was fantastic! To see the whole story, look for the "An Anti Converted" thread in General Gun Discussions.

..Joe

tc300mag1
August 16, 2004, 12:07 AM
Wheres the pics?

joegerardi
August 16, 2004, 06:32 AM
No pics until a borrow a digital camera...

..Joe

Browns Fan
August 16, 2004, 07:54 AM
How much was the Norinco? I saw one at the Raleigh Gun Show for $350. I woulda bought it if I had the $$.

joegerardi
August 16, 2004, 08:38 AM
Browns fan:
I couldn't find one. That's my bad, I was trying to infer what I was looking for, not what was there. As a side note, there were no new NRMs either...

..Joe

Browns Fan
August 16, 2004, 12:23 PM
What's an NRM? :confused:

joegerardi
August 16, 2004, 01:26 PM
NRM=New Roll Mark. The current production where Colt have made the formerly huge lettering considerably smaller.

..Joe

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