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Deactivated 1911-a1

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by telemakos, May 27, 2011.

  1. telemakos

    telemakos Portland Member

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    Hello all,

    I recently came across a deactivated 1911a1-67

    On the slide it says M-1911A1-67 Autoloading Pistol
    Then second line says caliber .45 US ARMY MODEL

    On the other side by the eject port it says Japan
    Is this a real military deactivated pistol or just a stage piece?

    It feels like the real thing

    Also do these have any value?

    Thanks in advance
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  2. telemakos

    telemakos Portland Member

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    I'm not sure if it's a faux pas to answer my own question here, but I was at an estate sale and found this "gun". Thought I could quickly ask the question on my phone, post to the forum here, and a subject matter expert - who was sitting around waiting for my question would "instantly" answer me.:bluelaugh:

    So, the device is made by the Model Gun Company of Japan, it is a 1:1 model of the 1911A1 and it field strips pretty much the same way too.

    A great buy for $30 I think.
     
  3. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Would love to see some photos.
     
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  4. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    Photo's would be good. You didn't mention the manufacturer, it's always on the firearm of this age. Why do you believe it is deactivated? I doubt it was ever active. The M-1911A1-67 Autoloading Pistol
    Then second line says caliber .45 US ARMY MODEL. Makes me believe this is a replica. The other side of the slide stamped Japan furthers that thought. I expect it's a man toy/paper weight, might have some value depending on when it was made and the quality. Again pictures would be a big help.
     
  5. telemakos

    telemakos Portland Member

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    Yep, it is a replica and not a deactivated. Still, despite the fact I put hundreds, if not thousands of rounds downrange in my early Army days, it fooled me at first.

    Here are some pics.

    1911_5.jpg
    1911_4.jpg
    1911_3.jpg
    1911_2.jpg
    1911_1.jpg

    1911_5.jpg

    1911_4.jpg

    1911_3.jpg

    1911_2.jpg

    1911_1.jpg
     
  6. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    That is freaking awesome
     
  7. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's what I think!
    Wanna sell it?
     
  8. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    that is really cool. I will give you $35 for it :)
     
  9. telemakos

    telemakos Portland Member

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    Yep, I'm going to sell it, I'll post it in the appropriate forum in the next day or so. My wife reminded me that I started this estate sale/ebay thing to earn money for our family vacation. Despite the coolness factor, I can't argue with her logic. Plus, there's some re-enactor or ??? who will want it more than me.
     
  10. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    Besides the markings that make it way off someone took some time to make it look old to fool some. The stocks/grips are in great condition that is another clue. The $35 offer is pretty fair for the papper weight. I'd give you $40 for it so I could use it to practice rebuling, I have an old pistol I would like to refinish personaly but not willing to learn on it.
     
  11. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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