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Old 12-15-2018, 07:21 PM
Oldbullshooter Oldbullshooter is offline
 
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Default 1911 Smith and Wesson Barrel

Received my 1911 yesterday - very nice
Ithica frame and Ithica slide all like new - wow
Question on the barrel - there is a SW on the right lug and M P on the left. It looks like its a Smith and Wesson barrel. Does anyone have any info on what time frame S & W supplied these barrels? Was it during Viet Nam era? Thanks for any info. BTW working on pics
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:51 PM
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S&W made replacement barrels in the post-Vietnam era. Pretty commonly encountered as spares. It should be chrome lined with a contract number on the top of the chamber.
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:55 PM
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S&W made replacement barrels in the post-Vietnam era. Pretty commonly encountered as spares. It should be chrome lined with a contract number on the top of the chamber.
My book doesn't say anything about S&W barrels - just says replacement barrels were chrome lined and unmarked.

I am using Poyer -
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:46 PM
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I'm not sure what to say about your book, but S&W did make replacement barrels. I have seen many and have one in my parts box.

The interesting thing abut all the 1911 collector books is that they focus almost exclusively on the period of original manufacture from ~1911-1945, which is understandable because most collectors are primarily concerned about originality, but the actual service life of the 1911 was a lot longer than the years they were built. A lot happened in the 40+ years after the last new 1911 was manufactured and when they were removed from service. All sorts of contractors made parts to keep them up and running.

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Old 12-15-2018, 09:01 PM
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okee dokee - I haven't seen any - but wasn't looking for barrel markings when I was an MP and carried a 45 from 81-93...
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:09 PM
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Since you were a cop, here's the photographic evidence:

https://imgur.com/a/agXn7gi
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:02 PM
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Bigwagon. It's like you took pics of my barrel part # and all. Any idea of what years they were used?
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:41 PM
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Default Barrel markings

On the right side barrel lug, under magnification, there appears to be the symbols S&W, The left side lug has the P.
The barrel is a contract 7791193 barrel on a '43 frame, Type 3 slide.
Can't find Smith and Wesson made barrels for Remington Rand rebuilds or am I really missing the mark, so to speak.
haven't figured out pics yet...
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:14 AM
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https://forum.m1911.org/showthread.p...olt-1911-45ACP

https://forum.m1911.org/showthread.p...cement-barrels
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:53 PM
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My ‘43 RR has the exact same barrel with same vendor markings but mine was refurbed at Letterkenny Arsenal. No other arsenal markings which leads me to believe its original except barrel, bushing and mag release and refurbed only once. Not going to take on down unless necessary at some point.
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