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Old 09-11-2017, 07:16 PM
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Well gang I finally got my GI 1911 that I've always been wanting! Here it is!



This is a Springfield Armory GI model that I put some USGI brown plastic grips on. It is a great shooter so far and has been very reliable with the old trust 230 grain FMJ service load. It is a very faithful copy of the U.S. issued M1911A1 pistol, about as close as you can get without getting an original. Mine does have the civilian style "teardrop" shaped safety but I plan to soon change it to a small shelf USGI safety.

The accouterments are meant to represent a Gulf War era issued rig for the most part. Everything, including the web belt (dated 1978), M1916 holster (Nordac Mfg. 1980s), magazine pouch (Vietnam era), magazines (Check-Mate early 1990s contracts mags from the CMP), and lanyard (contract for M9/M1911A1 1990s) are 100% authentic USGI issued items, not reproductions. The ammo pictured is Winchester "Service Grade" .45 ACP and it is manufactured to Mil-Spec.

I need a few finishing touches such as a new safety to make it totally "correct" (minus the markings) but it sure scratches the itch for now! Long live the M1911A1!

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Old 09-11-2017, 07:47 PM
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Congrats on your new firearm!
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:49 PM
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Looks Real nice! I like the basic no frills GI 1911. That's like mine; mines a Colt 1991A1, basic blued.

Great pistols, these GI models
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:59 PM
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Also felt the 1911 itch.
Built mine to replicate an AA rebuilt 1911 that I shot in the Army.

It's a O1918 top end salvaged from a recovered gun the frame from which had been destroyed by the police.
Caspian 1911 frame was fitted, then I had it parkerized.
Wears WW2 GI grips.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:15 PM
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Definitely worth the wait.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:56 PM
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Sweet! Basic 1911's are some of the first handguns that I learned to shoot! I am enjoying the AA WWII rebuild that I recently picked up. A Remington Rand slide on a 1918 Colt 1911 frame.

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Looks fantastic, thank you! Your rig brings back many memories.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:21 PM
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I like it! My first pistol was the same model Springfield, still have it. I too changed grips and thumb safety for old surplus parts I had.
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