Deactivated 1911-a1

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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
 
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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.:s0112:

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.
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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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.
 

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