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Old 06-02-2019, 02:32 PM
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Been looking at a lot of Keyes grips and have not found one like the grip that came on my 1911 from CMP . The # and Keyes logo are on a raised portion. It looks very good quality . Has anybody else received one like this ?

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Old 06-05-2019, 03:25 PM
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Have the star with k inside #21 not raised as you pic shows 1944 late colt RNG # 1120.
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:26 PM
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Been looking at a lot of Keyes grips and have not found one like the grip that came on my 1911 from CMP . The # and Keyes logo are on a raised portion. It looks very good quality . Has anybody else received one like this ?

There's a few variances between early (no reinforcement ring), late (reinforcement ring) & Korean War replacement (NIIN 5564062) KEYES FIBRE GRIPS...

They were injection molded (plastic injection molding techniques were continuously being refined during WWII...had to give the industrial & process engineers something to do to keep 'em out of mischief), so they burned thru one helluva lot of molds (steel or aluminum...they all wear out) during production!!!















http://vintage1911s.com/vintage-1911...ml#prettyPhoto

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Old 06-05-2019, 08:18 PM
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Thanks for the replies especially the photo of the #23 which is like all the rest I have seen without the raised section ,# 25 is the same. So either #24 lot was all with the raised section or the mold developed a flaw and they recut the # and the logo which would cause the raised section . Clawson's book only goes into different types, is there a more detailed reference like years that mold # came out. I have seen some with lot # in the teens and with the 7 digit stock number then a higher lot # and no 7 digit stock number then later 7 digit stock number and no logo or lot #. I would like to learn more on the different lot numbers if somebody has better info. Thanks

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Old 06-06-2019, 07:44 AM
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Thanks for the replies especially the photo of the #23 which is like all the rest I have seen without the raised section ,# 25 is the same. So either #24 lot was all with the raised section or the mold developed a flaw and they recut the # and the logo which would cause the raised section . Clawson's book only goes into different types, is there a more detailed reference like years that mold # came out. I have seen some with lot # in the teens and with the 7 digit stock number then a higher lot # and no 7 digit stock number then later 7 digit stock number and no logo or lot #. I would like to learn more on the different lot numbers if somebody has better info. Thanks
Good luck with your quest!!!

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Old 02-28-2021, 02:14 PM
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I know this was probably discussed before but how can you identify the markings on underside of grips that they are keyes?
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Old 02-28-2021, 03:08 PM
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They have a K inside a star. Also mold numbers ranging from 9-10-11-12-21-22-27-28 beside the star.
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:58 AM
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Been looking at a lot of Keyes grips and have not found one like the grip that came on my 1911 from CMP . The # and Keyes logo are on a raised portion. It looks very good quality . Has anybody else received one like this ?

My 1943 Remington Rand has the same grips as shown in you picture. #26
Star with K in the middle.
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Old 03-01-2021, 01:02 PM
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Left or right grip ?
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Old 03-01-2021, 02:10 PM
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Left or right grip ?
Right
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