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Colt 100th Anniversary 1911 - the 01911ANVIII

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by FAL, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. FAL

    FAL Salem Active Member

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    Well I went and ordered one this past weekend. There is also the ANVII but its for looking at whereas one might dare to fire an ANVIII. :thumbup:

    It's patterned after the 1918 variant and is quite plain to look at. And as a matter of fact, it may be coming off the same line as the 1918 replicas did and just has more lettering on the slide.

    It may not be overly fancy or thrilling but as far as commemorative 1911s go, I appreciate the availability of a somewhat affordable Centennial 1911.

    Who else has one on order or has some comments?
     
  2. olyshoots

    olyshoots Vancouver USA Member

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    Is it limited production? Without that I probably wouldn't be interested.
     
  3. FAL

    FAL Salem Active Member

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    The ANVII is limited to 750 units
    The ANVIII is limited to the amount of orders received by 30-Nov-2011
     
  4. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Do you have any links? I must see it!!!!! Is it on Colt's website?
     
  5. FAL

    FAL Salem Active Member

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    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Nice! Thanks for the link.
     
  7. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Well BARF. I don't like :argue: I like.
    Gold on a Colt is just tacky as far as I'm concerned.
    This is just MHO.
    Dave
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    +1 I'm not too much into gold on most firearms.

    Sure like the plain one, though.
     
  9. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  11. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    $70K+!!!! Are you mad!?
    You know the arsenal you can buy for that?!

    Personally I wouldn't pay any amount for a gun I would be afraid to shoot.
    I would rather spend that money on a nice 1911 and a bunch of ammo.
     
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  12. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    My $0.02 on it- charity= tax write off, a truly truly factory one of a kind colt. Add to that the tour etc. Obviously if someone has the $$ to spend $100K (I think it just may, maybe, possibly), has a reason to want a large write off, and hey a gun to boot and more.
     
  13. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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    I wonder how true to the original it really is, no MIM, magazines 2/3 blued 1/3 white? all forged small parts except pins. I think there is a limit to how close they could get it and still make money. Just following original drawings would cost a fortune, no one makes them that way anymore.
     
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    BSG 75 Oregon Well-Known Member

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  15. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    BSG 75, I really hope that Colt get used. It is a beauty, but I sure would shoot it!
     
  16. beezer66

    beezer66 Salem, OR Active Member

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    Where did you order you Colt?
     
  17. Herbie

    Herbie Seattle New Member

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    Nice. This past Wednesday I was able to get 2 Anniversary IIIs with consecutive serial numbers! Should be available to me (shipping, state paper work) right after Christmas.
     
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    Herbie Seattle New Member

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    I got mine from Cherry's Fine Guns in Greensboro, NC, The guy I talked to said he had a few but expected to sell them all by Christmas. Did I mention I got two with consecutive serial numbers?!
     
  19. FAL

    FAL Salem Active Member

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    I canceled my order with TGSCOM after waiting almost 12 months, They must be on the bottom of the allocation pile....
     
  20. beezer66

    beezer66 Salem, OR Active Member

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    Just got mine from Cabelas. I ordered it last month and picked it up today. I thought that I might have to wait a few months, but Merry Christmas to me.

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