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1911 (or similar) parts kits?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Nick1911, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Nick1911

    Nick1911 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know where I can get cheap 1911 or similar full-size handgun parts kits for not a lot of money? All I've seen are $275-350, which seems really high considering I can get an AK parts kit for $100.

    Is there any foreign countries importing 1911 parts or similar full size handgun parts kits?

  2. GunNut

    GunNut Well-Known Member

    Why do you want a parts kit?

    There are plenty of cheap handguns available that you can tinker with.

    I'm sure that you could by a slide, barrel, etc. cheap at a gun show and start accumulating the parts.

  3. yodar

    yodar Well-Known Member

    1911 FROM PARtS

    Naaah ! That's alousy attitude if your are wanting to get into 1911 as a serious project with a strict budget.

    I got an ARMSCOR slide and frame from SGN for less than $20. I picked up parts here and there from friends, and junk boxes, at shows from Amherst-Depot.com and sarco and assembled and nice 45 for cheap. I also picked up a doublestart frame at a show and I see Centerfire systems is selling them. They are excellent drop in frames.

    SARCO even has Rock islands ready to go in the box for $309.0

    All good ways to get a shooting 1911 and to learn all obout how to put one together in the experience.

  4. noresttill

    noresttill Well-Known Member

    SGN? How long ago was this?

  5. yodar

    yodar Well-Known Member

    sgn news

    several times a month. Regular offers from those vendors
  6. Nick1911

    Nick1911 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the information.

    I'm looking to put together a 1911 by completing an 80% receiver and basing the project on that. I wouldn't mind machining out the slide, however I haven't found any 1911 slide casting for sale.

    I figure a parts kit is the easy way to go, since it will include all the springs, hardened steel catches and whatnot.

    Do they classifieds online?

  7. yodar

    yodar Well-Known Member

    parts kit

    Sarco had kits for a while. Now I believe just slide kit. Just get the slides and frames ftrom either SARCO (They have an investment cast Colt slide needing finisihing machining for a good price)

    You dont need a kit, just a good book on the 1911 and how it is set up and assembled. Kuhnhausen is excellent but overkill. Even the Gummint FM-22-25 on the 1911 is excellent.

    I use a district depot support manual TM-9-1005-211-34

    After you get the slide and the frame you are talking about parts that you can scrounge from friends, listmemmbers, shows or (Gawd forbid! RETAIL:Sarco and the other sources I outlined)

    Getting a kit keeps you from LEARNING what the parts ARE, what they are FOR, and where they GO, and HOW they must be installed.

    Many of my parts I got from members of the curio & Relics collectors list with whom I have been a participant for almost a decade.

    THE FIRST STEP IS TO GET THAT ARMY TM-22-25 1911 pistol manual

    Dont make such a big deal of it, you doan need no steenking kit! Just start SCROUNGING ! It's fun!

    Get back to me I even have some stuff published on CD from surplusrifles.com


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