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Old June 5, 2002, 06:14 PM   #1
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New 1911

I found a full size 1911 style pistol today. With an out the door price of $459 I had to jump on it.

Now, I need some , or any info on it. It is a Dan Wesson .45, has nice wooden grips, excellent fit and finish and calls itself the pointman. Any experiences good or bad with this gun? I am thinking of using this gun as a platform for a custom job. Any input is appreciated.
Will post pictures after I pick it up
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Old June 5, 2002, 06:23 PM   #2
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Pointman Major = excellent.

Pointman Minor = so-so.

But I'm sure it's fine for a custom job, as you'll likely replace all the guts eventually. Just have the smith you're using confirm that the frame and slide are worthy of the job.
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Old June 5, 2002, 06:24 PM   #3
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whats the difference in major and minor and how do you tell them apart?
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Old June 5, 2002, 06:29 PM   #4
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You need a wrench to remove the barrel bushing in the Major.
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Old June 5, 2002, 09:04 PM   #5
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ok mine is the minor I think, but as I said I plan to have it gutted and rebuilt/refinished anyway. I really like the feel of this gun. It has a fantastic balance, and just feels right in the hand.

I am eventually going to have a 1911 custom built from the ground up, fitted to me with only the features I want. Until the time comes that I can part with the cash, the wesson will make a great project gun I think.

thanks for the info guys
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