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Post by lablover on 9/28/2018, 2:12 pm

saw this at a local gun shop.  Looks like a Wilson conversion?  STI lower and upper says Wilson custom.  Anyone know what this is?  AND, is it worth a hoot?  Trigger is pretty awesome.


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Post by weber1b on 9/28/2018, 2:31 pm

Heck, if you like the trigger, the lower could just about be worth that price.

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Post by Aprilian on 9/28/2018, 3:08 pm

a quick google search yielded this link
Marvel?
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Post by lablover on 9/28/2018, 3:14 pm

Yes, I did google it after I asked.  Seems like a marvel unit2?  Probably not bullseye quality.

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Post by apipeguy on 9/28/2018, 3:18 pm

A friend sold his Wilson Conversion not too long ago for 350, I’m guessing that really is a good price but most likely not precise enough for bullseye.
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Post by Al on 9/28/2018, 3:37 pm

Just looking at the slide stop, my first guess was an older Marvel, non lock-back version. But, then I looked at the full length guide rod. Seems to be full sized, not the 3/16" that Marvel uses on the Unit 1's, which are the only model I have any experience with. So, I have no idea, other than the lower is worth that in and of itself. I'd grab it.

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Post by lablover on 9/28/2018, 3:39 pm

It was non lock back. Drafts, I thought I found something special...lol

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Post by SmokinNJokin on 9/28/2018, 5:57 pm

The lower is totally worth that. STI good quality parts.

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Post by Tim:H11 on 9/28/2018, 6:19 pm

I’d buy it just for the lower and sell the upper for what ever came my way.
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Post by zanemoseley on 9/28/2018, 6:24 pm

For me it kind of depends on if the trigger parts are decent or junk. If they're decent you might be able to get $150-$200 for the upper conversion so you would have a good deal on the lower, now if you gotta gut the lower and put in all new parts it won't be as attractive.

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Post by lablover on 9/28/2018, 6:50 pm

I agree with all the above.  Not sure what quality STI is.  Not really in the market at the time but thought I had found some hidden gem.  Lol. I will say the place had a ton of les Baer 1911as well as other custom 1911’s

Walked out with a new scope base for my MKIV.

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Post by Allen Barnett on 9/28/2018, 8:09 pm

Quick search of Brownell's says the stripped frame in white is $300.  Like others have said not sure the quality of STI but if they are any good might be worth reconsidering it for a base to build from.

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Post by Jon Eulette on 9/28/2018, 9:08 pm

STI frames are pretty good. Rails are some times a bit small for a new slide.
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Post by bruce martindale on 9/29/2018, 6:26 am

What shop? Name , city etc  Thanks

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Post by lablover on 9/29/2018, 7:32 am

I guess I could put my AA conversion on the lower?  I’d love to tear it apart and see the guts.  Pretty sure they would not allow that

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Post by BJR on 9/29/2018, 1:21 pm

Post or PM name, location, phone number etc of gun shop and if it has not already sold I’ll buy it
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Post by lablover on 9/29/2018, 1:58 pm

Mich I gun. In Michigan.

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