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 Post subject: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:05 pm 
Bearcat

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Came across a whole pile of one of a kind ruger 1911's today stright out of the factroy. Some may go into production some may not. Any rate they sure cool and I wished I had a pocket full of cash to buy them.
I'd post some pics of them but can't. Maybe Terry can.


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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:38 am 
Bearcat

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These have been a hot seller for my LGS. I can't believe Terry is the only one here to get in on them. As of today he has a few left.


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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:44 pm 
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Where can I find pics of these guns so I can post them?

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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:49 pm 
Bearcat

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Cholo wrote:
Where can I find pics of these guns so I can post them?

Terry has a bunch he can send you


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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:35 pm 
Hawkeye

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Where is the op located? (Forum rules and all...)

Prescott normally won't release any prototype models, not even to site execs. Certainly nothing that hasn't been proofed and test fired. They could be employee group special runs, like the green anodized tiger striped sets of 1911 and SR22 pistols. But...

"...a whole pile..."? :? Without pics and some detail... It is a DoD facility after all, very secure so there are no frames unaccounted for.
But with some details we can make a couple calls...

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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:12 pm 
Bearcat

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I didn't know Prescott did sales. Thought they where just manufacturing.


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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:13 pm 
Hunter

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Mohavesam,

Couple of questions:

The new Model 6773 in Robin's Egg Blue has some tasteful engraving.

https://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/Def ... code=28712

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/794659617

I assume this is some sort of factory machine engraving?

The reason I ask is that I've acquired an 'Officer size' .45 with similar engraving and am wondering if it's a "prototype" or some sort of Dealer Sample? Box has a red stamped "DM". Any 'gossep' in town about this engraving?

I too am having trouble posting photos but...the stash that is being reffered to included some before unkown (to me) model 6723 that appear to be a factory "prototype" light tan finish "commander" size .45acp - one is all tan with black controls and grips and one has a tan slide with a black frame. No picture of the 3rd gun.
There is also a full size .45 with a black slide and a tan frame (bit darker that the model 6723).

These are some odd guns, for sure, and the shop says they came from the factory this way. :shock:
I'll need to get some letters off to Ruger to see what I've actually got. (If their records actually show any special work).

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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:53 pm 
Bearcat

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That pile is all but gone now.


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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:00 pm 
Hawkeye

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Flatbolt3006 wrote:
I didn't know Prescott did sales. Thought they where just manufacturing.

All Ruger guns go through distributors. Employee guns still go distributors, then to local transfer FFL sellers.

From what I've seen, this post is about production (albeit small runs) guns with supply chain features. The engraving is laser cut, then chased by hand. Known coating and engraving suppliers. Can I say pimp guns?

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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:47 pm 
Hunter

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Mohavesam,

Would you say this is "factory engraved"?
I'm guessing it was done by one of the "known engraving suppliers".

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/788187413

Thanks, I'll get a letter off to Ruger in a couple of weeks. Hopefully, Ruger kept records of such things.
Terry T


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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:53 pm 
Hunter

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Yes, In my humble opinion, the Robin's Egg Blue, engraved, pearl griped gun fits the description of "Pimp gun". :shock:
Not that I know any pimps personally. Just say'n.
Terry T


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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:28 pm 
Bearcat

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Mohavesam,
I'm not so sure that the Newport NH plant plays by the same rules the Arizona plant does. Most of the Rugers that show up at our two local shops come right stright from the plant.


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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:09 pm 
Hunter

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Flatbolt3006,
It has to do with the Federal Firearms laws - manufacturers can not sell directly to retail outlets, only to distributors. There is a 'distributor name' between the factory (across the street) and the retail store. There is a legal chain of ownership through a distributor, even if it appears as if the shop walked across the street to the factory and picked up the guns.
The SR1911s are made in AZ, not NH.

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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:10 pm 
Bearcat

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mohavesam wrote:
All Ruger guns go through distributors. Employee guns still go distributors, then to local transfer FFL sellers.

Except the ones they just do dealer transfers for. All the Newport employee guns and any list guns and even new guns. That the two shops across the street get are just dealer transfers.


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 Post subject: Re: One of a kind 1911's
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:11 am 
Hawkeye

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Flatbolt3006 wrote:
mohavesam wrote:
All Ruger guns go through distributors. Employee guns still go distributors, then to local transfer FFL sellers.

Except the ones they just do dealer transfers for. All the Newport employee guns and any list guns and even new guns. That the two shops across the street get are just dealer transfers.


This is true but most employee purchases leave the factories as purchased property. Some still come through Davidson's here. Not much relevance to the conversation, but points to you for the technicality. For a non-employee, reality of federal law kicks in.

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