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Old 10-08-2018, 09:54 PM
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Since today is a federal holiday, and the deadline fell on the weekend, and I would guess that they will wait at least a week, we still have some time to go. I'm surprised that only 17,000 applications were received!!

I sure don t know what is going to happen, but I've got a little "mad" money tucked away just in case.

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I didn't apply either because I felt it would be kind of unfair. I bought two birth year 1942 Colt 1911A1s many years ago. One was all original parts; the other had some change-outs. They're in very good condition so I figure some desk soldiers had them. I and a number of good friends served 1964-1968. Those who had 1911s issued to them all agreed they were rattle-traps they couldn't hit a barn with. While the guns certainly did rattle the real problem was the Army never really trained people with them. Once a year and a few rounds was about it.

Good luck to everyone who really wants one. Those who are profiteers might get a rude surprise when they sell. Then again, if the next President isn't NRA approved the DCM will be ordered to destroy the inventory.
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I just checked and they are saying they have received over 17000 packets, and are waiting for any that may still be enroute and postmarked on or before 10/4. If that number holds it is good news - probably 2000 will get tossed, so the odds for a good package should be about 50/50.
Well that's encouraging. I would have figured the number would have been north of 50,000.
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Most of the CMP 1911s are trash guns...
You've personally seen them, all 8,000 of them, and inspected them? How did you reach this conclusion?

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I think it's outrageous to charge $850 for an non firing Frankengun just because it has US Military stamped on it.
Not sure where you get the idea they're "non-firing". These pistols aren't replicas or toy guns. The barrels aren't plugged. They're in working condition. The CMP isn't going to sell a gun that doesn't work.

I don't believe all of them will be Frankenguns, either. I'm sure some will have been rearsenaled/reworked. Maybe the majority of them. But others will be original, I think. "Frankengun", by the way, is sort of a nebulous term. What about a vintage 27-2 that's had the rear sight blade replaced? Or a 29-2 that's had the front sight insert replaced? Are those Frankenguns?

If you think $850 is an "outrageous" price for a fully functional 1911A1 of WWII vintage, then you're completely out of the loop when it comes to the current market for these guns.
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Since today is a federal holiday, and the deadline fell on the weekend, and I would guess that they will wait at least a week, we still have some time to go. I'm surprised that only 17,000 applications were received!!

I sure don t know what is going to happen, but I've got a little "mad" money tucked away just in case.

Best Regards, Les
Only 17,000? No surprise with all the negative posts here and around the net.
ďItís overpriced, they got them cheap and trying to make a killing, give them to GIís only, they abandoned their mission, I can get a Garand for fill in the blankĒ(not sure how anyone compares a Garand to a WW2 1911 ), etc.
I have a 50/50 chance this round, thatís as good as can be expected.

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