Discussion in 'On Topic' started by PC Principle, Oct 5, 2009.
I mean they must have made tons of them during the wars. Where did they all go?
Why do garands cost so much?
Historical value and it's a "real" 1911.
Modern Colts don't seem to cost that much more than other 1911s. Gun store I saw had modern production Colts at $800.
I'm assuming all the "real" cost will go into having the gunsmith rice out the pistol
There's a shit ton in the atlantic ocean.
I have always heard this.
Is there an actual story to this, or is it just something alluded to by older gun guys?
Nah, they're out there. There's video or pics. I talked to a guy who use to work at Anniston and he use to just index and box 1911s and M14s to be later dumped in the ocean.
We should go snag up a helicopter too.
why would they do that?
Because they're the govt and at the time they weren't big on recycling metal.
The govt hardly cares about preserving it's tools.
1911s were designed 100 yrs ago when there wasn't a huge amount of assembly lines or thought given to mass productions
1911s require a lot of machining compared to new pistols let alone polymers