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    Question for 1911 aficionados

    It's time to start Christmas shopping. With four grown children, the price of the toys have gone up some, but I'm looking to spend about $500 each.

    One of my sons is a big 1911 fan and a WWII buff. He is just starting shooting a few months ago and took to it right away. I bought him a 1911-22 that he loves. He's been talking about getting a real one so I thought about getting him a war era 1911 but those are over my budget by a ways. (I'm seeing those on gunbroker.com for around $1700.00).

    Auto-Ordnance has a 1911 that they call "1911PKZSEW -- Auto-Ordnance "WWII Parkerized" with U.S. Logo Wood Grips"

    It is pretty cool and has "US ARMY" stamped in the slide. (I tried to attach a picture but it didn't work.) Aesthetically, I think he'd love it. I've seen them go from $450-$700 so I'm thinking that I should be able to find one in my budget. I'm wondering what you think of this gun, or if you have any other suggestions for a 1911 / WWII fan?

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    bnr-1911pkzsew.jpg

    Here is the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob2.0 View Post
    It's time to start Christmas shopping. With four grown children, the price of the toys have gone up some, but I'm looking to spend about $500 each.

    One of my sons is a big 1911 fan and a WWII buff. He is just starting shooting a few months ago and took to it right away. I bought him a 1911-22 that he loves. He's been talking about getting a real one so I thought about getting him a war era 1911 but those are over my budget by a ways. (I'm seeing those on gunbroker.com for around $1700.00).

    Auto-Ordnance has a 1911 that they call "1911PKZSEW -- Auto-Ordnance "WWII Parkerized" with U.S. Logo Wood Grips"

    It is pretty cool and has "US ARMY" stamped in the slide. (I tried to attach a picture but it didn't work.) Aesthetically, I think he'd love it. I've seen them go from $450-$700 so I'm thinking that I should be able to find one in my budget. I'm wondering what you think of this gun, or if you have any other suggestions for a 1911 / WWII fan?
    The 1911PKZMA is a better rendition of a WWII M1911A1 with it's plastic stocks.


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    I agree, I have that one and it is a great gun for the price. The sights aren't great but they are original. Never had any kind of problem with it.

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    Springfield armory also makes a "GI" model .
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    Is used vs new an issue? My best and favorite is an old Colt Mark IV Series 70 Gov. Still going strong. I managed to snag it in a pawn shop probably going on 12 years ago on the cheap. Only needed basic mtce(springs etc...)
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    I'd prefer used--going back to WWII if possible! Even one that needed repair would be fine. Just to give him something from that era that he could take to a gunsmith and get fixed would be awesome. If I can't have that, then something newer with that military link to it. This one has US Army stamped in the side so I know my son would dig it.

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    You need to find one mm made by Singer, now that would be a nice present.
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    Love my Umarex Commander 1911 525.00 Lifetime warranty.
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    ARMSLIST - For Sale: Umarex USA|Regent

    This is the exact one I have. Jim
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    The Rock Island Armory 1911s are tight, reliable, and accurate for around $500.00. The come with a lifetime warranty.
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    Recently, some vendors were selling WWII era 1911's for a very low price. They weren't US issue War guns...they were some kind of overseas police guns if I remember right...but they were the same thing. I'm sure they won't be pretty and honestly they've probably all been bought cause I think they were around $500. Next you might just look at GI models from Springfield Armory but I imagine any 1911 will be loved and cherished by your son, for a lifetime. If you cannot find a good used GI model (not a WWII model) then he might be really happy with a $500 layaway deposit on a new Colt. When he's an old man he'll have both his first real gun that Dad gave him and a gun that will be very valuable.
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