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Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by fallenangelhim, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. fallenangelhim

    fallenangelhim chicken wings

    Jan 18, 2018
  2. livinthelife

    livinthelife Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Not without handling first. Thats kinda scary, you could end up with something that looks like a gun, but doesn't even fire. Or worse. But what do I know?
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  3. pscipio03

    pscipio03 Fun O' Meter on FULL

    Mar 11, 2013
    Nope, not a chance.
    Unless I can test fire it and break it down, I’m not forking out cash for something that could have been Bubba’d.
    I’m also suspect that they list it as a Commander then state the barrel length as 5”. Tells me something about their 1911 knowledge and I’m not going to trust their opinion on how well smithed the gun is.
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  4. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Depends on your risk tolerance and budget concerns. Don't bet what you can't afford to lose.

    I bought a 9mm Colt Gov't off GB that looked like it might be a sleeper. It had Millet sights, checkered front strap, serrated rear slide, and some other things done to it that made me think it might be a nice used gun. When I detail stripped it the inside was a disaster. Series 80 parts completely missing and no spacer. Group Gripper barrel link and guide rod with a loose bushing. With that said I like a project so I fit a Kart barrel and bushing, Esmerelda grips, Harrison ignition kit, slide stop, and thumb safety. It now shoots good and is a keeper.
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  5. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    No way in that one. Quick looks at first pic I see some pretty cheap parts. Looks like someone assembled this out of parts from there spare parts bin. IMO
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  6. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Nope. Looks like someone threw that together with odd parts, I suppose you can call that "custom" but I don't see any kind of quality there. Plus, the guy is selling a couple of other 1911s, a Brolin, a Springfield, and a Norinco, that look to have been "customized" in a similar fashion. I'd steer away from him.
  7. philk

    philk Active Member

    May 19, 2020
    C65EC688-2BAE-4456-89D9-FC18C465C994.jpeg Nope, lots of things that I don’t like about that one . But I’m not opposed to no name builds if they call to me like this one.
  8. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    Like others have said I’d run not walk away from that one.

    Personally I’ve seen too many supposed “well made / quality smithed” guns that won’t run to gamble on one anymore. Even if the gun has quality parts finding a good smith to undo someone else’s stupid is challenging and frustrating for all - prefer to just start with a blank canvas or a known quantity.

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  9. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    In this case, the fitting of the grip safety tells me everything I need to know.
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  10. Apollo99

    Apollo99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2017
    That's a gun you buy off a friend for $300 because he screwed everything up and you are looking for a project.
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  11. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    This one would be a No Go for me. Besides what is mentioned above, pic 2 shows that either the front strap has been screwed up or lower grip bushing is not positioned correctly. Assuming the grip itself is within spec.
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