called today! I ask If this was a joke? She said no. My gun is on the way. Sorta like winning a door prize you have to pay for. I am not really hopeful it will be a jewel but I don’t care, I still get one.
Sorry, one of the 1911s, one of the first 8000 authorized for sale. It was a complex mail in application process with sequenced numbers issued. Then they started processing the paperwork. The window for applications was 30 days in late 2018. They cut off orders after that. They have not cleared the first 8000 guns yet! The original game plan as most understood it was to process 8000 per year. It obviously has taken longer to process the first batch. it is anyone’s guess about the next batch.
Thank you and yes to all. Have yet to shoot it. Would need to lube it and/or apply ballistol liberally first. Probably would fire fine....or shatter like a frozen Snickers bar...Colt Model 1911A1 serial number 1621657 was shipped between June 28 and July 14, 1944 to Springfield Armory.
That one has been through more than one rebuild. Looks like there is a SA rebuild mark, and even the ANAD looks sandblasted.
About the comment, "The 1911 pictured above is what an arsenal refinished pistol looks like and a decent deal at CMP prices."
That one is not what an arsenal refinished 1911 looks like. It was probably arsenal refinished (or maybe not arsenal) several times.