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GREAT NEWS - Obama authorises CMP to sell Excess 1911's

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by MilitantBEEMER, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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  2. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    This IS cool. I wonder how long before we can see them being distributed. I have not used the program myself, can you do any research on the rifles/handguns and see their history at all?
     
  3. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    It says they "can" be distributed, wouldn't hold my breath until they "will" be distributed.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I think a lot more people have their fingers crossed about those piles of M1 carbines over is S Korea.
     
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  5. WasrNwarpaint

    WasrNwarpaint Portland Well-Known Member

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    MEH! dont hold your breath......nra is always posting moot issues

    remember their claim to fame a few months back regaining Californians hand gun laws....which were moot before they even began the lawsuit :rolleyes:
    because you couldnt get around the "may or shall" issues and no way calif was going along with SHALL ISSUE
     
  6. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    While I like the idea, I take issue with the title of the thread.
    There is nothing "excess" about the 1911 Colt.
    Essential yes, excess no! :D
     
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  7. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    If you read the bill, it gets even BETTER! I like this part a lot:
    Sec 142 reads:
    The enemy's "Nightmare of the First Order."

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    We're still gonna rock the HAWG!!!!!!!

    PS: Who says the midterm elections don't count?!?
     
  8. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    Hrs gonna make them shop with a GPS hidden so they can come pick you up next time your in the woods :)
     
  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'd still like to get a CMP Garand before a CMP 1911. But I'd be happy to have both ;)
     
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  10. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    For obammy to sign this bill what did he get to go all 2A for America? or more important what did we lose
     
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  11. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Did some pro gun senator slip that into the middle of the bill so he would just gloss over it, or did they use Pelosi language "you have to pass the bill to know whats in it" on him?
     
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  12. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I could always welcome more 1911's !:D

    Already have many CMP long guns. But had to scrounge the WWII 1911's from other sources.
     
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  13. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    My one question on these CMP guns - are they going to be safe queens or will these things handle a steady diet of modern 230 grain rounds without the slides or frames cracking? I vaguely remember reading that the heat treating on the old guns was spot treatment and not whole frame/whole slide.
     
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  14. nammac

    nammac I-5 Corridor - West of Portland Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Very nice collection WWII Arms... Kinda making me jealous.... Always wanted a WWII 1911, but prices on nice specimens is a tad prohibitive... Perhaps this will make serviceable units available at reasonable prices...
     
  15. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    The 1911's I shot in the 80's Army were clapped out and rebuilt[more than once] junk.
    Any nice guns will be sold at CMP's auction[ Like my M1A1] for top dollar!
     
  16. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    That's what my dad said too. He entered the army towards the end of WWII, and said for the most part, the 1911 he used in training would have been more lethal if he had thrown it at the target.
    When he got to Germany however, his CO (MPs) had the armorer set him up with one that wasn't worn so bad and would group pretty well.
     
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  17. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Lot of those guns used in WW2 were 30 years old and probably well shot out. Just like the ones in Vietnam were probably largely WW2 production - another batch of 30+ year old guns. By the time the Beretta replaced them its understandable they were "well worn"

    My step dad has a gun his grandpa brought home from his WW2 service. His granddad was a sailor. His gun is a Colt, marked govt property, and is entirely nickel finished. I did a complete strip down and cleaning/inspection of the gun for him a few years ago - his gramps had passed the gun to his dad, who left the gun loaded (with lead, non jacketed ammo no less) and stuffed in a leather holster. When he inherited the gun, the oil and grime in the gun had it gummed up pretty good, the lead was corroding away, and the recoil spring was weak.

    After a good long soak in some ATF, and a new Wolff recoil spring, we got that gun running again. Cool piece of history. Somewhere I have/had some pix of of the gun, I'll hafta hunt for them.
     
  18. David Bowman

    David Bowman Beaverton OR Archer Defense Concepts

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    The 1911 is a work of art, and a fun gun to shoot; and also from another time.

    I plan on picking up a couple of them at least. They will form the foundation of some truly fun to shoot guns.
     
  19. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Yes you can see the heat treated areas. Last 2-3'' of the slide. And the area around the slide stop.
    But they are heat treated and ''Good to go''.
    1911's 020.jpg
     
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  20. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Thats Such a sexy gun. Wonder what these will go for?