It's been in the case for a few months. Started at 1850 and there was no way I was gonna pay that. Price started coming down and it was a stroke of luck that he was there today. I offered him a grand and after shooting it I was fine with 1200. I only ran 50 rounds through it but no issues. Seems to be in great shape. He said he's got less than 500 rounds in it though I'd guess most people lowball their round count a bit.Very, very nice.
I've seen them in worse shape, minus box for around $1k with one magazine, and P9S .45 mags run around $100 a pop, so...I think you did OK.
And if you decide to get rid of it...do keep me in mind.
That's the "combat" guard. Up to 1973 they had a rounded one. When they started building .45ACP all the serial numbers started at 400 000. Vintage 81'Ditto on the vintage?
What's with the weirdness of the trigger guard?
They were quite popular for suppression; the roller-locked barrel system didn't need a booster to cycle the action.View attachment 52079
That's the "combat" guard. Up to 1973 they had a rounded one. When they started building .45ACP all the serial numbers started at 400 000. Vintage 81'
You can swap out the guards on them
The .45's were adopted by SEALS and somewhere there's a bunch of Cans with sights on them because they were gigantic and nobody made a tall enough suppressor sight for the gun. Here's a pic