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    Top Picks for 1911A1 Repro’s?

    So this may have been discussed before but what recommendations do y’all have for WWII era 1911A1 reproductions? Looking for the most historically accurate offerings in terms of action and aesthetics.

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    For a limited budget price the Auto Ordnance M1911A1 is a close reproduction of the WWII M1911A1. I had one of these and it was not too shabby at all.

    Other then the higher visibility sights the new Colt Classic is basically the same gun but with post war rollmarks.

    The Colt M1991A1 was billed as a continuation of the M1911A1.

    Colt offered an actual reproduction but the only one I'd ever seen I would not have bought.
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    I'm really happy with the RIA G.I. 1911.
    I've owned several, used the frames for other 1911A1 clone builds and retained one as a garage gun for years.
    I usually switch out the grips, lap in the slide if necessary and go shoot.
    Never paid more than $400 OTD.
    There is another brand made in Turkey that is a close clone but I've heard the finish is not durable. Plus I can't get past having the word "Turkey" on the pistol.
    Those are really cheap at around $300.20191130_121016_1581194014901.jpg
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    Springfield Armory Mil Spec is not totally GI but close to it. One of my favorite pistols shoot mine quite a bit.. They have a "defender" model they are selling right now- that you can get for about $500 its just the pistol and one mag in a cardboard box evidentally. That (S/A Mil Spec) would be my choice.

    https://www.springfield-armory.com/p...legacy-series/

    RIA are good 1911's and more true to original GI, that would be my 2nd choice.

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    There was a Springfield listed on GunBroker that looked like it had the GI sights probably an older model or one that was aimed at the repro market. Similar to the one posted above but with the original type sights.
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    Over the past week Ive been investigating this Turkish WWII Repro , imported by a company out of Knoxville, TN called SDS. Watched a few YouTube videos on it. So far, nothing but all good things. .. and the best thing is the price. Shopping around can find a low as $339 price tag. (The Turkish to US conversion is likely much in our favor).
    All steel gun except the stocks are plastic and very close to original so reviews have said. I think they’re saying it’s the most accurate reproduction.. finish looks correct. shoots great. Eats any ammo fed to it. 1911 parts totally swappable. Series 70 system. I’m seriously thinking about one of these. They’ve been around a while., I just wasn’t looking.
    The serial number are aligned with the Turkish companies scheme, but it has the army rollmarks I believe and it does have a small Knoxville TN rollmark near the serial.. which I though was kinda cool. I wish I it was made in America , I’d be buying it off of principle and several more to go with it. Or .. back to reality. It would be at least three times the price and have the Colt on it and I could just afford the one.. so that’s why I’m looking at it.

    Website link.

    https://www.sdsimports.com/category-s/430118614.htm
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    Love my Rock Island.... well made never a problem last year paid $320 all in .
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    Ken thats probly the Springfield "GI" model now defunct. It had GI sights and straight slide serration iirc.
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    I have not checked out RIA’s rendition of the WWII 1911. I will do that.
    Here’s SDS version with there rollmarks. Looks like they kept it to a minimum of the unwanted.
    They got a lot of stuff right that Colt did not on their last “retro”. I can criticize because I did buy one of those Colts. If Colt would make that gun right there, and you could just replace the “Turkey” origin rollmark with Hartford, CT .. add the patent dates, they’d mop it up,





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    Just got this yesterday from McBrides in Austin for $362.64 out the door.

    I had many of these Rock Island 1911's and very pleased with them.
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