Sold For: $1,011.00
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: PLEASE SEE SEE THE COMMENTS BELOW THE PICTURES: 1911-A1, Customized by Richard Heinie?
Serial Number: NM123748
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol with Removable Magazine.
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Model 1911-A1 / CAL .45”. The right side is marked “Springfield Armory” and with the crossed canon logo. The right side of the frame is marked “SPRINGFIELD INC. / GENESEO IL USA / NM 123748”. The recoil spring plug has King’s logo “crown over K”.
Barrel Length: 5”, Briley match
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade, dovetailed to the slide. The rear sight is a Heinie marked, wide, square notched target base that is horizontally serrated at the rear for glare reduction, the base is dovetailed and screw set to the slide, the slide itself was beautifully milled to accommodate this sight, please see our pictures.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are ‘double diamond’ in pattern and appear to be rosewood panels. The checkers were hand cut, some are inconsistent and go into the larger diamond shapes, but overall have beautiful color and are free of major damages or notable marks. The grips rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Satin Hard Chrome
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is lightly worn, it is still highly formed. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is faint thinning on the edges of the slide, the flanks and top have only scuffs. The hard chrome finishes are extremely tough and do not show any notable marks outside of normal operational wear. The metal under the finish shows only a few minor polishing blemishes. The grip screws are sharp, the slide markings are shallow but legible the rest are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: As sourced from our consignor, the pistol was customized by Richard Heinie with his custom target sights, a Briley match barrel, spherical inserted barrel bushing, Ed Brown safety & beavertail grip safety, custom trigger, spherical bushing, a custom magazine release button, 20 LPI checkering on the grip strap and mainspring housing, with a rounded profile to the trigger guard, adding 30LPI up front. The safety is ambidextrous, the hammer is skeletonized and the trigger can be adjusted. The ejection port was lowered and flared. The trigger breaks around 4lb 10oz. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a total of three un-branded but high quality 8-round stainless magazines, with black base plates. The magazines have light wear, all in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: The 1911 and 1911-A1 pistols served the military of the United States from 1911 to 1985, through two World Wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars. They gained a reputation as a reliable handgun with plenty of stopping power, and are held in high regard by all of those who used them. This is a heavily customized Richard Heinie take on the design, with high end parts, target sighted slide and hard chrome frame. Hard chrome is one of the toughest finishes you could ever apply to a pistol, this satin finished HC will reduce glare while protecting the frame. The slide to barrel fit is very tight, the trigger is crisp and the mechanics are fluid. The slide is assisted with its spherical brass inserted barrel bushing. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and the grips are hand cut double diamond rosewood. This is a very nice looking pistol (Please see the pictures) that is perfect for home protection and duty carry, though it can also be used for combat matches out at the range and for SASS Wild Bunch side matches. These scare pistols don’t come through from Heinie too often, here is your chance to get in on a BEAUTIFUL 1911A1 that would be hard to reproduce; it is also good for a California PPT.