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Colt M1991A1 1911 45
« on: April 30, 2013, 09:34:30 PM »
Friends, today I acquired one of the subject ponies.  Having only owned 10 or so 1911's in my life, I know little about them.  An attorney friend of mine had a client who needed money today.  Story is that a gunsmith worked it over, and it wasn't fired after that.  Appearance seems to match the story.  It came with an Ed Brown "Hardcore Extractor" bag with the original extractor in it.  A small diameter long spring, one each Colt, Chip McCormack, and Kimber mags, wood grips (installed) and the originals, the original back strap (metal one installed), a metal lock box as well as the original Colt blue plastic box, and a new box of Winchester Black Talon 230gr STX.  I believe the trigger is lightened, and there appears to have been at least some smoothing of the action (slide, etc) and feed ramp.  That's all I know, would like some thoughts, or what to think/look for.  I feel I got a great buy on it, but really haven't kept up with the 1911 world.  Serial number is CU175XX.....  Thoughts please, and thanks!  Also, on the back of the slide, there is a steel shroud around the firing pin with a "1" stamped into it....anyone know what that means?  Thanks again....
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Re: Colt M1991A1 1911 45
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 09:41:56 PM »

That looks good at the right price and the parts replacement seem to be first rate; however, I would take it to a reputable gunsmith to check it out--welcome back again.

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Re: Colt M1991A1 1911 45
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 09:46:24 PM »
Thanks Brother Tracker...I'm hoping $400 range is the right price.... ;)
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Re: Colt M1991A1 1911 45
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 09:52:37 PM »
F-4 thrown in for scale, specially for my Veteran Brothers & Sisters..
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Re: Colt M1991A1 1911 45
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 09:53:15 PM »
That sounds like a deal to me; just check the internals if able. Love those Phantoms!
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Re: Colt M1991A1 1911 45
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 04:41:10 AM »
Howdy AT, anytime you can get your hands on a real Colt for that kind of $ that is not fubar'd and needs no further gunsmithing to make it run, you got yourself a deal there pard!  Especially with those extras thrown in.

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Re: Colt M1991A1 1911 45
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 10:15:06 AM »
Toad:

Finest kind! A Clark customized Colt 1991A1 is the "lead dog in my pack," outranking even the DE-50.
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