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Old 11-04-2019, 11:14 AM
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Default Help I.D. Thumb Safety

I recently picked up this first style undercut thumb safety with a box of 1911 parts. I first thought it was a WW1 era part, but it appears cast rather than milled to me. Nonetheless, the bluing and quality of work is exceptional. I also noticed that Turnbull Restoration makes a reproduction undercut thumb safety that looks identical. It can be found here:http://https://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/safety-parts/safeties/1911-reproduction-undercut-thumb-safety-prod58028.aspx

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Old 11-04-2019, 12:15 PM
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I'm not an expert, but doesn't look mim to me. I really don't see any parting lines or anything.
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:24 PM
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True, but I don't see any milling marks on the back as you would typically expect with a machined piece. Maybe because it's unused?
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Old 11-04-2019, 02:23 PM
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The safeties on my WWI production M1911s have a noticeable "grain" from finishing the metal, side to side under the thumb button and up and down on the rest of it.



Yours looks too smooth.
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Old 11-04-2019, 02:31 PM
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With cut checkering might be a US&S safety. Definitely not a Rem Rand or Ithaca. Might be Colt. Suggest you visit Coolgunsite.com and try for a match, presuming it's not a clone refurb part from whomever.

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Old 11-04-2019, 02:57 PM
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With cut checkering might be a US&S safety. Definitely not a Rem Rand or Ithaca. Might be Colt. Suggest you visit Coolgunsite.com and try for a match, presuming it's not a clone refurb part from whomever.
It's not us&s, it definitely has an undercut thumb self. If it's not a real 1911 part it's definitely trying to mimic that ww1 era.
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:05 PM
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The safeties on my WWI production M1911s have a noticeable "grain" from finishing the metal, side to side under the thumb button and up and down on the rest of it.



Yours looks too smooth.
Finish is smooth on my safety.
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