CMP to Hold Public Sale of U.S. Government’s Stock Of WWII M1911 Handguns

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Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- The upcoming National Defense Authorization Act that passed committee includes a plan to transfer the U.S. Army’s remaining stock of .45 ACP 1911A1 pistols to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), warhistoryonline reminded interested buyers on 31 October 2015.

The upcoming National Defense Authorization Act that passed committee includes a plan to transfer the U.S. Army’s remaining stock of .45 ACP 1911A1 pistols to the Civilian Marksmanship Program. That would include 100,000 highly collectable handguns that predate 1945.

“As a gun owner and strong believer in the Second Amendment, my proposal is a common-sense approach to eliminating an unnecessary cost to the Federal government while allowing the very capable CMP to handle the sale of these vintage firearms that otherwise would just sit in storage. This amendment is a win – win for the taxpayer. I was pleased the amendment passed the committee and appreciate the support my colleagues on this proposal,” Rogers said.

The amendment would authorize the CMP, currently just limited to selling .30-caliber and .22-caliber rifles, to receive and sell any surplus military firearm. It would not cover any surplus 1911s held by other branches such as the Navy and Air Force, or those that may linger in federal law enforcement service. The Army guns are stored at the Anniston Army Depot, in a district which Roger’s represents and is coincidentally co-located to the CMP’s regional warehouse and store, which would minimize the logistics of a transfer, warhistoryonline

Currently, the Army stores excess M1911A1 pistols, which used to be the standard U.S. Armed Forces sidearm, until it was replace by the Berretta 9mm pistol. Besides the 8,300 pistols that have been sold to law enforcement and transferred to foreign countries for a small price, the rest of the M1911A1 pistols are now being held in storage costing the taxpayer around $200,000 a year.

For the full scoop go to https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/dontforget-remaining-m1911s-handguns-to-be-sold.html/2

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    Russell. House
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    Russell. House

    If these do ever go on sale I want one was the first side arm I qualified expert with in the Air Force while stationed in Korea

    Grey Beard
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    Grey Beard

    My best information is that after the first NDAA was vetoed, it came back to Congress. We MUST fund our Military, no? So the new one eliminated something the little king couldn’t stand – expanded Military spending without expanded welfare spending – and was sent back up with a Large veto-proof vote in both House and Senate. The little king had his minions say he would sign it. To my knowledge it has NOT yet been signed so who knows what that Kenyan Arab will do next.

    Ralphwylie
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    Ralphwylie

    Baracko Boma* has such hate and disdain for the American public, the Second Amendment and anyone that disagrees with his liberal,socialist, Islamic views that the selling of ANY government weapons to anyone other than ISIS or Mexican Cartels will never happen under his presidency. Baracko* has a shown a proven history of trying to disarm law-abiding citizens and restrict sales, possession and use of ANY weapons. Fortunately, his lame duck presidency is fast coming to an end, but you can be assured he will do everything in his power to topple the USA and re-create it in the Islamic model… Read more »

    Vieteran
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    Vieteran

    These are definitely historic guns and should be preserved as is. If you manage to get one, don’t change anything, keep it in it’s current condition with all original parts. These will be collector’s items and will only increase in value. If you just want a 1911 to build or to customize, buy a new Rock Island or Auto Ordnance 1911 A1 and go to town. You will get a great pistol for match shooting, but these old war horses should be preserved, not tinkered with. Any modification or replacement of parts in a weapon such as this would be… Read more »

    Mike
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    Mike

    As long as Obama is in office this will never happen!

    Lawrence Kennedy
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    Lawrence Kennedy

    I would love to get one of those 1911s . That is the first hand gun I qualified with in the service. I love the grip and the beaver tail curves down actually fits over the hand vs the current styles that turn up.

    Bill
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    Bill

    I have an Army Remington from 1944 including
    A .22 conversion kit. All in pristine condition.
    It is a thing of beauty just seeing it sitting on
    The desk top! Just something about a
    .45 caliber!

    Travis
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    Travis

    This is the new one. It hasn’t been vetoed.

    Josh
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    Josh

    Ura dick

    K McGuyer
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    K McGuyer

    Right…Last I heard it got vetoed. Did some miracle happen?

    Tim Leutloff
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    Tim Leutloff

    Interested in a 45

    Ryan
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    Ryan

    Never mind that this got vetoed.

    Gotta clickbait for dat ad revenue…