CMP 1911

by Jeff Taylor @, Tampa FL, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 05:22 (130 days ago)

The CMP is developing their sales policies, requirements, and procedures for the much anticipated release of Army surplus 1911s. They have created a 1911 Sales Page on the CMP web site at https://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/1911-information/ . There is a lot of opinion on their sales policies but I won’t engage in that. Pricing is still to be determined during a 150 day inspection period after the pistols are actually turned over to CMP. It is interesting as I love the history and proud tradition represented in this but I’m afraid the frenzy for the first year’s allocation of 10,000 pistols will make this a very short window to respond. We’ll see how this all pans out over time.

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CMP 1911

by Ray L., Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 16:03 (129 days ago) @ Jeff Taylor

Folks retired from the army ordnance depot where these are stored tell me that there are hundreds if not thousands of much coveted 1912 to 1920 years production squirreled away for posterity….they risked their careers to carefully schedule junkers and later production guns destined for the infamous "captain crunch" shear….

In the '60s and '70s black market "lunchbox" frankenstein 1911s from this depot were common on the market in my neck of the woods…..I gave $275 for one with a 1916 frame in 1989….I sold it to collector for $900 in the early nineties….the premium price just by virtue of the frame alone being from the WW 1 era…..I cannot imagine what they would fetch today.

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