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Old 12-19-2017, 12:42 PM   #1
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For those who have Netflix, you may be interested in a two-part series titled "Underworld Inc.".

Season 1, Episode 1 is called "Ghost Guns", and it shows 1911 .45's being made in the Philippine jungle with crude hand tools, all the way to test firing, final finishing and illegal export to guess where? Here of course, and the show follows these non-serial numbered Colt 1911 clones all the way to street gangs here in the U.S. where they are sold numerous times for use in crime and are basically untraceable, save for ballistic evidence if/when found.

What amazed me was the final quality of workmanship on these guns. After roll-marking, it was had to tell them apart from an original Colt!

I'm told this was also on NatGeo, but can't verify that. Definitely worth a watch, and especially for lovers of our dear old 1911.
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I saw something on that. Not sure if it was the same program you are talking about, but it was about making 1911s for black market in the jungle. As you say, they looked pretty amazing considering the tools they had to work with.
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What Gun?

Wow Marshall, is there anything that is NOT on YouTube?

That's the one alrighty!
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Interesting. Going to watch the full show when I have some time. Got to give them credit, pistol looked pretty dang good and functioned 100%.

I didn't see any fake Solo's on his table. Oops did I say that out loud?

Thanks Marshall, we don't have Netflix.
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I will definitely give that a watch tomorrow
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Is this legit? How are these guys building fully functioning perfect copies of the 1911 (and other popular guns) out of scrap metal and rudimentary tools in some shack in the Philippine mountains? I'm a little skeptical. If it's true, why does a basic 1911 cost $800 at the gun shop. If guys are making them from tin cans, why does it cost so much in a factory?
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This is why you shouldn't fear the gov't banning weapons! If people truly need weapons, there will always be a way of obtaining them.

Let me say that I don't approve of this, just a dose of reality! Maybe the left should watch this..... No - they might shit their pants!
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Originally Posted by NewStainless View Post
Is this legit? How are these guys building fully functioning perfect copies of the 1911 (and other popular guns) out of scrap metal and rudimentary tools in some shack in the Philippine mountains? I'm a little skeptical. If it's true, why does a basic 1911 cost $800 at the gun shop. If guys are making them from tin cans, why does it cost so much in a factory?
Hey, if an ancient group of people can cut, shape, fit and move 10 ton blocks of granite ...2000 years before steel, making a gun from scrape metal seems like child's play.
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