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Pic of WWII Springfield with their new grips

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rblack, Feb 6, 2004.

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  1. rblack

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    Picked up a milspec a couple of weeks ago and today I picked up the WWII model with Springfields new ( US grips ) . Cleaned it and shot it when I got home, and this gun is not only very handsome, it shoots very nicely also.
     
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  3. JeffC

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    That's a nice looking grip but it makes it look less like a WWII sidearm in my opinion. I have a set of rosewood double diamonds for my WWII but they just look wrong..... now, if they were fully checkered that would be different.

    Then again, mine has the blocky frame...... how much wronger could it get :D .

    rblack, Nice Blaster!!
     
  4. andrew17

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    Did you notice while you were shooting it if it dinged your brass?
    I'd like to have one but I'm wondering if this is an issue with the traditional ejection port.

    Nice gun by the way:)
     
  5. Andrew Wyatt

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    gah! they need to put on the pretty brown bakelite grips and not them ugly wood ones.
     
  6. The Real Hawkeye

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    Nice looking gun. I think it compares favorably to my Colt WWII Repro. I like the grips, but for more authenticity, get some WWII type synthetic grips.
     
  7. The Real Hawkeye

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    By the way, how much was it?
     
  8. rblack

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    I've put about 100 rnds thru it so far and no it hasn't dinged up any brass at all, which suprised me. I know the grips are not true to the period, but I still really like them. This gun ran me $ 400 even out the door.
     
  9. The Real Hawkeye

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    That sounds like a great deal.
     
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    I notice you are using a Wilson type mag. How does it feed with the origonal mag? The gun looks great, good shooting.:)
     
  11. rblack

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    Martini, The original mag works fine. I was alternating between it and the Wilson when I was shooting.
     
  12. Sean Smith

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    Those are some seriously ugly (and inauthentic, by the way) grips that Springfield has come up with. :barf:

    Of course, the SA WWII Milspec is a total joke as a reproduction anyway, though it is a good value for the dollar as a shooter.
     
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    I like them.
     
  14. busdriver72

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    I have one of those, except I haven't replaced the grips.
    I really like it. The only problem I have had is when I tried shooting HotShot ammo through it. Crappy ammo. I switched to American eagle ammo, shot perfectly. I was impressed with the nice trigger pull straight out of the box. How was yours?
     
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    [​IMG] (W/ George Hill) They may not be original spec grip panels, but I think they look cool.
     
  16. rblack

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    Hey busdriver, the trigger pull was actually pretty good straight from the box.
     
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    I don't get it. They went out of their way to put on more expensive grips that look less authentic?
     
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    I was just looking at that the other day as an option for my first 1911/buget model. Looks like a pretty neat piece.

    I checked Springfield's site and the MSRP is $482, which IMO is a good deal.
     
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    I asked some WWII vets if the 1911's they saw in the war had plastic grips, they said yes, many of them did. So THAT aspect of it is accurate to some degree.
    Also, if anyone is looking to buy one of these, they are not fancy, but a good buy...and having said that, I only paid $369 for mine (well, plus sales tax you know) at a gunshow, and it was new in the box. Look around some and you can snag one for under $400.
    It feeds good ammo very well, but I'm still thinking about getting the feed ramp smoothed up....but then again...maybe not.
     
  20. The Real Hawkeye

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    I've got a question for you. I notice the the steel near the front strap is rounded out all the way to the grip panel, which is like the originals, and like my Colt WWII Repro, but when you go to the Springfield site, the one they have illustrated has it more like their standard guns, i.e., there is a wide flat surface exposed between the forward part of the grip panel and the front strap. What gives? Have they recently improved the model, but haven't bothered to update their illustration on their web site? Anyway, I am real impressed with it, and I like the new grips that come with it. No need to change them.
     
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    I put some more rounds downrange today. Golden Sabre HP's, 200gr lead SWC, and 230gr FMJ. Not one malfunction so far. The lead has been the most accurate thus far, but then I'm having a little difficulty adjusting to the tiny sights. I still shoot my SA milspec much more accurately.
     
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    Damn Sean, be nice :D

    It's a G.I. style gun and a great buy!

    If Kimber would have made a "G.I." style 1911A1 I'd buy it, but I'd know that it could never pass as an accurate repro.

    I saw one like rblacks' today at the gunstore today, and if I could, I'da bought it.
     
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    Congrats on the new 1911! I really like the grips.






    nero45acp
     
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    I found a set of Walnut Double Diamonds for my Pre 70 Government Model at a recent gunshow. Full checkered would have been more correct, but since the original plastic grips are still on the pistol so why should I worry about correct...
     
  25. busdriver72

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    Re: Differnce in Springfield WWII pistols.
    I think that Springfield has two different models, the one that is pictured here, sold in the green box. There is another one that they call a 1911A1 Mil-Spec government model that is a different gun. I think it has different grips and sights.
     
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