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PSA. Mil Surplus M1911s to be sold by lottery

Postby greybeard » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:04 pm ... e-details/

Sounds like ya may not know exactly what you're going to be getting tho, on the low end of the pricing.
"“Even though they may be shot out or busted up,.."

Still, if I were younger, I might throw my name in the list.

In light of the extreme interest in the Army surplus .45 ACP M1911 pistols authorized for public sale as part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s board of directors has spent the last few weeks examining how to reconcile the organization’s existing rules for firearms sales with the “limited number and the exceedingly high demand” of handguns up for grabs.

While the CMP’s existing rules provide an essential guide to restrictions and requirements of every sale, details of sale pipeline for the M1911 pistols remained scarce — until now. On Dec. 4, the CMP sent an update on the board’s “preliminary decisions” regarding 1911 sales to its mailing list.

Pricing will vary

Those pricing and grade decisions “will not be made until [an] inspection has occurred of a substantial quantity” of M1911 pistols — a necessity given that most of the Army’s stockpile of M1911 pistols were manufactured before 1945.

It’s likely that a vintage CMP will end up running customers “between $800 and $1,000,” CMP North marketing manager Steve Cooper told The Gun Writer on Nov. 30. Why that range? Simple, Cooper said: “the 1911 is a very valuable pistol.”

M1911 sales will be random

In the update, the CMP announced that after it receives 10,000 mail orders for a surplus M1911, customer information will get loaded into, I be nice you not, “the Random Number Generator,” which will spit out names in a sequential list.

“Customers will be contacted in the sequence provided by the Random Number Generator,” the update states. “When the customer is contacted a list of 1911 grades and pricing options that are available will be offered for selection of one.”

The update also notes that each round of quality inspections will likely take about five months after the CMP receives each new batch from the Army, so you’ll be waiting for some time to get that sweet, sweet call from your CMP representative.

The CMP follows the law

The organization notes that all laws concerning the sale of the handguns will be “strictly obeyed.” And according to longtime CMP members, this will mean a rigorous background check process.

“[It] sounds like, in addition to the normal CMP requirements, you’re going to have to pass an NICS background check in advance and mail that off with all the other normal paperwork,” Gates told Task & Purpose. “They then ship the pistol to your dealer, and then you’ll have to do a second NICS background check and all the relevant state and federal paperwork.”
If you need a refresher on all that paperwork, we’ve got you covered.

One at a time, guys

“Qualified CMP customer will only be allowed to purchase one 1911 per calendar year,” according to the CMP. Better than nothin’ — especially if you’re a vet.

(more at the link)
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Re: PSA. Mil Surplus M1911s to be sold by lottery

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:08 pm

Cool thanks GB .
I need another 1911 like a hole in the head.
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Re: PSA. Mil Surplus M1911s to be sold by lottery

Postby pdfangus » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:09 am

I would not mind having a 1911.....


I recall when we were in training during 1970 and had to qualify with the 45....

the whole company shot all day....and before we left the range we had to clean all the weapons and turn them back in to the range.

they formed us up into a production line...some guys disassembling...some guys cleaning barrels, some guys cleaning actions. some guys cleaning slides, some guys inspecting, some guys the end there was a small pile of extra parts....

I can buy a decent new 1911 cheaper than I can buy one that has been god know where and handled who knows how...
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Re: PSA. Mil Surplus M1911s to be sold by lottery

Postby Ryder » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:16 am

pdfangus wrote:I can buy a decent new 1911 cheaper than I can buy one that has been god know where and handled who knows how...

That was my understanding. If you want a gun to shoot put your money toward a new one.
If you want a collector gun for historical reasons then that is something else.
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