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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

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"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Oh, the Humanity!!- M1911 Edition

Take a look at this auction item to see the horrors perpetrated on a GI Colt.

No wonder the shop auctioning it has prominently proclaimed that they had nothing to do with this desecration.

It's not like there aren't a ton of cheap-jack 1911 guns out there if someone wanted to do something like this: Rock Island (Armscor), Auto-Ordnance, Taurus, Tisas, Girsan, ATI, Citadel. More and more companies are offering them almost weekly. You can get an 80% frame and build your own, if you have the skills.

Hacking on a wartime Colt is, to my mind, blasphemy.


groovehaven said...

That is probably the worst looking pistol I have ever seen. Why even do that to a cheapo?

w3ski said...

Uglyed up an otherwise nice .45. Dipshits

LRod said...

I have to plead mea culpa because although all I did was add a micro sight in the rear and a higher blade in the front, the 1911 was a war version w/ Parkerized finish.

My mitigation is I was 22 years old and hadn't yet learned of "value to collectors". I'm not a collector, either, and I'm never going to sell it, so it's kind of a "no harm—no foul" thing.

But I still beg forgiveness on the altar of John Browning.

ZJX, ORD, ZAU retired

.45ACP+P said...

It looks like the internet agrees with your sentiments: 10 hours left and ZERO bids. Such blasphemy should be punished. JMB-PBUH

Comrade Misfit said...

The auction ended with no bids. The seller has relisted it at the same price.

(Good luck with that, Bucko)

Murphy's Law said...

Still for sale as of Dec 1...and I think I'm going to be ill from looking at it. Might as well have just surrendered it to some stupid "buy-back" or simply tossed it off a pier.