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bodydenny 07-25-2019 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by AS11/BM3 (Post 1853246)
The serial # is good, but it looks like you a have a arched spring housing make it a 1911A1? How's this possible?

Thatís a great point. I always thought if it didnít have the finger cuts it was a modded 1911.

petro 07-25-2019 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AS11/BM3 (Post 1853246)
The serial # is good, but it looks like you a have a arched spring housing make it a 1911A1? How's this possible?

Itís possible that during the rebuilding process, the flat main spring housing was replaced with an arched one. It also appears to have an A1 hammer, but also has the original long trigger. I think any combination is possible when they went through a rebuild.

bodydenny 07-25-2019 03:04 PM

Wait until you see mine (hope to get pics this weekend). 600,000 serial, short trigger,arched MSH, RR slide. First time I saw it I was convinced I had a 1911A1 until I checked serial number.

AS11/BM3 07-25-2019 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by petro (Post 1853249)
Itís possible that during the rebuilding process, the flat main spring housing was replaced with an arched one. It also appears to have an A1 hammer, but also has the original long trigger. I think any combination is possible when they went through a rebuild.

Thanks

utex88 07-26-2019 09:42 AM

Agree with Petro; the Riesch manual I have makes reference to the same thing regarding a1 parts. Since this appears to be a once-rebuilt pistol from Augusta Arsenal which closed in 1955, the re-park looks quite old and it has a1 parts no more recent than 1942-43. My guess (beyond wishful thinking) is it was used in WW2, possibly Korea and then retired.

It appears that all the M1911 once-rebuilt AA refurbs have a WW2 High Standard barrel. That alone is an interesting piece of information...

Tango 1 07-29-2019 11:54 AM

Another beauty
 
Received Colt M1911 mfg. in 1918, S/N: 437984.
Has an Ithaca slide but both frame and slide are in what appears to be a matching black finish and wear marks match. Has "AA" for Augusta rebuild. My quick research shows it is possibly one of the WW1 Colt frames sent to Ithaca during the start-up phase of Ithaca's production.

AS11/BM3 07-29-2019 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Tango 1 (Post 1854435)
Received Colt M1911 mfg. in 1918, S/N: 437984.
Has an Ithaca slide but both frame and slide are in what appears to be a matching black finish and wear marks match. Has "AA" for Augusta rebuild. My quick research shows it is possibly one of the WW1 Colt frames sent to Ithaca during the start-up phase of Ithaca's production.

So noted.

hound46 07-29-2019 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by utex88 (Post 1853473)
Agree with Petro; the Riesch manual I have makes reference to the same thing regarding a1 parts. Since this appears to be a once-rebuilt pistol from Augusta Arsenal which closed in 1955, the re-park looks quite old and it has a1 parts no more recent than 1942-43. My guess (beyond wishful thinking) is it was used in WW2, possibly Korea and then retired.

It appears that all the M1911 once-rebuilt AA refurbs have a WW2 High Standard barrel. That alone is an interesting piece of information...

I dont think the AA rebuild I had come through has a high standard barrel. Can anyone confirm from the pics below?

https://i.postimg.cc/8jm6cJTq/20190721-142054.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/ZWfvPGBH/20190721-142120.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/KRC8ZmMd/20190721-142031.jpg

DDRode 07-29-2019 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by hound46 (Post 1854453)
I dont think the AA rebuild I had come through has a high standard barrel. Can anyone confirm?

If it was a High Standard barrel, the right leg would be marked HS!!!

SEE figure 4 at http://www.coolgunsite.com/pistols/barrels.htm

:D

hound46 07-30-2019 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by DDRode (Post 1854570)
If it was a High Standard barrel, the right leg would be marked HS!!!

SEE figure 4 at http://www.coolgunsite.com/pistols/barrels.htm

:D

Iíve been all over that sight. I believe itís a Colt.


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