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    Just purchased a new (to me) PT1911

    Got it off gunbroker. The seller had a "take a shot" option. I thought I lowballed him by offering $100 under his starting price. To my surprise, he accepted.
    The pics looked good, all three serial number locations matched. The feed ramp was highly polished. It only came with one mag and the cleaning brush was missing. It did have the original box with the lock for the hammer?
    I've read both good and bad about these guns and about the customer service or lack thereof.
    I guess I'm sounding like I have buyers remorse, but I'm really hoping it'll turn out to be a good gun.
    Here's a link to the auction listing if anyone cares. Linky.

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    Congrats on the new PT1911 ! I think your new gun should be pretty trouble free, it's a proven design and I don't hear a lot about problems with new ones like there used to be like 12 years ago. My PT1911 was purchased in 2008 and it's still going strong.

    Oh, and by the way.....

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    I don't know the age. I sent an email off to Taurus to see if I could get a MFG date.
    Here's a link to the auction listing with pictures.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/863107452

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManBryson View Post
    I don't know the age. I sent an email off to Taurus to see if I could get a MFG date.
    Here's a link to the auction listing with pictures.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/863107452
    Looks to be in pretty good shape.
    Are we there yet?
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    Well, mine's a 2015 build, has the same small rollmarks. It's been flawless since day one. Won a few matches with it, and it digests anything I put through it. I've been using generic GI mags with no problems, what so ever.
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    I have four of the Beast, varying in age, the oldest is a blue that goes all the way back to the Hienie Sights, the newest is a combo Blue/stainless .
    my experience with them is not like others I guess?
    I had to return 2 of the four for warranty repair, one went back twice actually and then I finally fixed it myself.
    but now after taurus and me they all four run well.
    the AL model and the Duo-tone have ran fine out of the box.
    the design is fine as far as I am concerned. I mean these 1911 have been in production now over a 100 years, so IF they haven't got it right by now its cause they don't want to or don't care.
    my Taurus customer service has been well below par.
    anyway that's my story and I am sticking to it, enjoy the weapon and hopefully its a good one for you.
    welcome to the forum as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManBryson View Post
    I don't know the age. I sent an email off to Taurus to see if I could get a MFG date.
    Here's a link to the auction listing with pictures.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/863107452
    You can go directly to this Taurus website, enter the serial number of your 1911, and it will tell you the date it was made.

    https://www.taurususa.com/support/serial-number-lookup/
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrucksNCoffee View Post
    You can go directly to this Taurus website, enter the serial number of your 1911, and it will tell you the date it was made.

    https://www.taurususa.com/support/serial-number-lookup/
    Nice link. Thank you.

    Do you know if they have all serial numbers or just those imported by Taurus USA?

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    You got a good deal; congratulations!
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    Congrats on your new PT1911.

    I have 2 and was just out shooting with one of them last weekend. They are a pleasant gun to use.

    As for the 1 magazine, Wilson Combat is your friend!
    https://www.wilsoncombat.com/

    No one cares about the brush!
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