prospective S&W bobtail incoming...1911 guys got a short notice question for you!

prospective S&W bobtail incoming...1911 guys got a short notice question for you!

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    prospective S&W bobtail incoming...1911 guys got a short notice question for you!

    OK I know this is short notice as I only have a couple hours but I have agreed to a trade that will make me the owner of a S&W 1911SC E-Series bobtail. Value wise I think I am doing ok on the trade but I wanted to ask the 1911ophiles around here about the inherent quality of the Scandium S&W 1911's. Are they a quality gun? I was hoping that I'm not getting into a pistol that has a bad track record like some mass produced 1911's.

    Here's the gun.
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    It is usually highly regarded. S&W lifetime warranty only applies to original purchaser. Fully check it out before purchasing (really only applies to any cracks in the frame or slide because if you have extraction problems, for example, then you simply replace the extractor.)

    Would I do the trade? Yes, I would.
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    Thanks!
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    PS, since it's an aluminum frame you'll want to check the feed ramp. It cannot be polished. Make sure the ramp isn't dinged or gouged. Read the sticky on how to check the 1911. Bring a fired .45ACP shell with you to test the extractor. Make sure you take it apart and check the slide for cracks - much more important on a Glock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glocknjeep View Post
    OK I know this is short notice as I only have a couple hours but I have agreed to a trade that will make me the owner of a S&W 1911SC E-Series bobtail. Value wise I think I am doing ok on the trade but I wanted to ask the 1911ophiles around here about the inherent quality of the Scandium S&W 1911's. Are they a quality gun? I was hoping that I'm not getting into a pistol that has a bad track record like some mass produced 1911's.

    Here's the gun.
    tgt_pics6392175.jpg
    Enjoy the gun,man

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    I wouldnt hesitate..... if you did have issues SW's CS will most likely take care of it... they fixed my shield knowing i bought it as a private party sale used.
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    You didn't say what you were giving in the trade.
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    Rem 700 aac sd with a redfield scope
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    Scandium is really kinda neat. It is actually an alloy consisting mostly of Aluminum with a very small % of added Scandium.
    That small addition really toughens up the Aluminum and adds much in the way of toughness, strength, and tenacity.

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    Very cool
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    I would say, without knowing the caliber of the rifle, that it would appear to me, to be a fair trade, with you perhaps coming out a couple dollars ahead,
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911er View Post
    It is usually highly regarded. S&W lifetime warranty only applies to original purchaser. Fully check it out before purchasing (really only applies to any cracks in the frame or slide because if you have extraction problems, for example, then you simply replace the extractor.)

    Would I do the trade? Yes, I would.
    When using S&W for warrantee work on a M&P,I've never been asked if I'm the original owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glocknjeep View Post
    OK I know this is short notice as I only have a couple hours but I have agreed to a trade that will make me the owner of a S&W 1911SC E-Series bobtail. Value wise I think I am doing ok on the trade but I wanted to ask the 1911ophiles around here about the inherent quality of the Scandium S&W 1911's. Are they a quality gun? I was hoping that I'm not getting into a pistol that has a bad track record like some mass produced 1911's.

    Here's the gun.
    tgt_pics6392175.jpg
    Not sure what yoru trading away but when it comes to 1911s most die hard collectors
    avoid these,I know I would .......
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    Why are they avoided?
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    I would also like to know why these 1911's are avoided among collectors. If I had the extra cash and could get one it would be in my safe NOW.
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