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08-11-2012, 11:00 PM
I have a Colt 1991A1 that I've had since new.

I would guess around 8,000 rounds have gone down range fro it. The rifling is wearing down on this pistol.

Should I spend $800-$1000 or sell it and buy a new pistol in the $1500 or less range?

I really want a Dan Wesson Valor...Stupid Government.

If I keep it what kinda work would I get for $1,000 and how long would I be with out my pistol?

skosh69
08-12-2012, 7:12 AM
Save the Colt in it's original state..maybe replace the barrel.

Buy the DW Valor!!!! Bringing it into the state via SSE won't cost you much, maybe a $100-150 depending where you are located and who you use.

JTROKS
08-12-2012, 8:09 AM
Depending which gunsmith you use to do the custom work it can be 1 month to more than one year. For $1k you should be able to get a new fitted barrel & bushing, trigger job, new combat night sights machined into slide, a beavertail and ambi safety installed. Not including refinishing and shipping.

8k rounds wearing the rifling down already? I told my wife the rifling wore down at 5k rounds!

t0kie
08-12-2012, 8:14 AM
Keep the Colt.

redcliff
08-12-2012, 8:15 AM
I'm surprised you're seeing that much barrel wear, is the pistol losing accuracy? It usually takes a lot more than 8k rounds of FMJ to cause any degradation in performance, although cleaning the barrel often causes more wear than firing.

Personally I'd SSE a DW Valor instead of sinking the money in your 1991a1. It will cost you more to duplicate all the features on the DW Valor on your 1991a than to buy the DW. (Sights including machining, trigger job, beavertail grip safety, ambidexterous safety, match barrel and bushing with install, tighten slide to frame fit, front strap checkerring, magazine well, possibly lowerring/flaring ejection port and refinishing.)

HighLander51
08-12-2012, 8:21 AM
I have a Colt 1991A1 that I've had since new.

I would guess around 8,000 rounds have gone down range fro it. The rifling is wearing down on this pistol.



You didn't wear out the rifling in 8,000 rounds, not even 80,000 rounds. 1911's beat the frames to death, they don't wear out the barrels.

The 1991A1 is a well built platform, and anyone talking a 1911 gun smithing class will want one of those.

Press Check
08-12-2012, 9:28 AM
http://www.10-8performance.com/pages/Reliability%2C-Round-Counts%2C-and-Longevity-in-1911s.html

StefanJanowski
08-12-2012, 11:52 AM
Sell the Colt to me and then fund the new project.

ZX-10R
08-12-2012, 3:04 PM
8k...That is not a lot at all. Keep the Colt. It will be a Colt while all else are just pretends.

Cypriss32
08-12-2012, 3:06 PM
Upgrade send it to a GOOD *** smith and build the **** outa it. 1500 doesnt get you a great gun. I wasn't happy with my springer........

hnoppenberger
08-13-2012, 12:53 PM
definitly keep the colt and / or upgrade it, but does it really need it? is your groups suffering? are you cleaning it wrong?

I feel a clone is a waste of money even if it does work.

DArBad
08-13-2012, 1:43 PM
Save the Colt in it's original state..maybe replace the barrel.

Buy the DW Valor!!!! Bringing it into the state via SSE won't cost you much, maybe a $100-150 depending where you are located and who you use.

+1.