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Might be your browser. They worked for me. I love looking at 1911's.
 

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The real one will though(work for you). When inspected side by side with the new M1911A1 repro, there almost identical. Except the price tags and internal workings. This one is all 80 with M1911A1 looks. And the M1911A1 is M1911A1 with a $850 price tag vs. $500. I guess the question is what you got to spend? Either one is a great investment or shooter value. There no S70 but hey maybe Colt will make this baby again. And i'll empty my account to buy one if they do. As it is a new marked 1991 is on the top shelf. And in January I will have one.
 

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Thanks for the pics. After the new year, I will be picking one up, too.


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Originally posted by Richie:
inspected side by side with the new M1911A1 repro, there almost identical. Except the price tags and internal workings. This one is all 80 with M1911A1 looks. And the M1911A1 is M1911A1 with a $850 price tag vs. $500.
It's sad the 1911A1 Repro has a higher price but I would still choose it over the Series 80 1991. I have never liked the series 80 modifications…also the Repro comes with a steel trigger and mainspring.

That said I'm not buying either right now.
 

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Now the pictures are working...hmmm...
Nice looking pistol for sure. I almost bought one just like that at the last gun show, but the guy wanted to charge me 3% more to use a credit card. That bugged me since the price wasn't that great to start with. I ended up buying a BHP from someone else instead. I'll still get one of these soon though.
 

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We got a new commander in, and the newer ones seem to have a metal (not sure alum or steel) trigger. Still a plastic MSH, but most people never notice that anyway :)
They are also polishing the sides of the frame as well as the slide now. These were standard guns in custom shop bardboard boxes.
 

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Those are the best photos I've seen of the new rollmarks. Thanks.
 

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I own one with the new rollmarks, and I am NOT fond of the polished sides opf the slide, the bother the hell out of me to the point where I am gonna drop it off this week to get the whole thing parkerized.
 

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So you need to spend 350 more to get the series 70 style stuff inside without the drop firing pin lock??? sounds expensive to me. Of course a real nice series 70 is as much as the new colt 1911 a1 if not more. Which option is the best one for building a reliable shooter , not really custom, just a better trigger and a lowered ejection port.
 

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Originally posted by Ugly-Jeep-Truck:
I own one with the new rollmarks, and I am NOT fond of the polished sides opf the slide, the bother the hell out of me to the point where I am gonna drop it off this week to get the whole thing parkerized.
I second that. The guns look half-finished, as if somebody gave up trying to polish it and simply went and threw it in the bluing tank. Either they should be left all matte, or polished well on BOTH the slide and frame flats. The new rollmarks are a definite improvement, but the poor finishing ruins it for me.

I don't mind the STS guns being this way, as I can complete the polishing myself. However, with the shallow CNC-etched serial number on the frame it's really not easy to polish the frame flats either.

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Originally posted by dsk:
I second that. The guns look half-finished, as if somebody gave up trying to polish it and simply went and threw it in the bluing tank. Either they should be left all matte, or polished well on BOTH the slide and frame flats.

As I'd posted on another thread, the new 1991's have flats of slide and frame polished, as well as a metal trigger.
(They're in custom shop boxes, so I'm not positive that it's a permenant change, but there ya go :)
 

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I hate you, Noah. Just kidding.

Those definitely are the best pics of the new rollmarks I've seen yet. I'm also bugged by the polished flats. I wish I could combine the even finish of my pistol with your rollmarks! One dealer actually had an O model with the old 1991 marks and more recent polished slide flats. I turned it down for a matte finished version.

Damn, aren't these pistols sexy? I might buy another one in a few months!
 

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Ed Brown is charging $3000 for his half-finished pistols. I like it, and am having my M1991A1 refinished in a similar manner.
 

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Ugly-Jeep-Truck said:
I own one with the new rollmarks, and I am NOT fond of the polished sides opf the slide, the bother the hell out of me to the point where I am gonna drop it off this week to get the whole thing parkerized.
UJT, I just got mine, 12/05. And the frame is also polished unlike the pistol in these pictures. Also while not polished like pre-enhanced Colts it has a bit more polish than this one as well.:p
 
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