Here’s How You Can Finally Get a U.S. Military Surplus 1911

The wait is almost over to get your hands on an Army surplus M1911 .45 caliber pistol. It was officially announced last year that a limited number would be sold to the public.

Last year the Civilian Marksmanship Program announced that 10,000 M1911 service pistols would be sold to the public. The CMP has now dropped the number down to 8,000 pistols.

The service pistols which have been in Army storage for many decades will be sold for a set price depending on condition and some will be sold at auction.

Some of these pistols saw action in combat, some might have been duty or range pistols and some have never been used. You won’t know for sure, but the CMP has provided a price guide which can help give you a good idea of what exactly it is you will be purchasing.

Price Guide (includes shipping)

Service Grade $1,050


Field Grade $950


Rack Grade $850


Auction Grade

The condition of the auction pistol will be described when posted for auction.

Here’s how you get one

Side note about the auction grade pistols

You will not be allowed to purchase an auction pistol if you have already purchased one through the random drawing. Once the CMP has fulfilled all orders, you may purchase another if any are still available.

Good luck and hopefully you are successful in purchasing your very own M1911!



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