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Found this locally. Seller is asking $650...claims its made in USA and is "rare" and collectible because of historical value. I've never heard of "Vega" before, but it looked to be in pretty good condition from the photos he sent. Said the frame rails were "peened down at some point in the pistols life to create a tighter slide to frame fit" (??)



I really like rare and unusual items...but I don't want to overpay for a cheap, Philippine-import 1911. Is it worth what he's asking...or is this just a $400 Norinco-like import pistol?
 

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I've never purchased a firearm for historic value...all my guns are shooters. I don't know what to look for, but just want to make sure I'm not buying something that could end up a paperweight after the first range visit because its made of junk.


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I have a shooty collection and shoot everything I have. If I got that I would lube it with a lube for SS. I think those did have a history of galling. In later years manufacturers found if one used different SS alloys for the frame and slide then one could avoid galling.

In the old days I used to use a lube called TRI-FLON on SS pistols. It had Teflon in it. I got an AMT Hardballer in 1984 (new for $199 1984 dollars). I used TRI-FLON on it in the old days and did not have any problems. These days when I do rarely shoot it I use a CLP for SS and still no problems.

 
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