The good news and the good news on the CMP 1911s
So American Rifleman recently got a chance to take a look behind the curtain at the milsurp windfall now secured in “largest bank vault in Calhoun County, Alabama” to see just what the military passed down. The cache amounted to some 96 crates of guns from two different sources from within the Army, some 8,000 pistols all told.
Like I suspected, some 1,500 seem to have come from “The Army’s Attic” at the U.S. Army’s Museum Support Center at Anniston Army Depot where I saw them crated up and ready to transfer last year and include a lot of sweet vintage M1911s.
Others were arsenal reworked in the 1970s/80s and carry a heavy gray park, but are sure to be sweet shooters.
More in my column at Guns.com.