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Old 08-06-2019, 03:55 PM
selworks selworks is offline
 
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Default Field Grade arrived RGN 8064

I was amazed to get the call with my number - thought I'd have to wait until the next release. I asked for a field grade partly in hopes that also asking for a 1911 rather than a A1 might give me a lucky pull.

What came has the characteristics of an A!, as far as I understand them - I'm a total newly with these - but the slide is Colt, and the frame has no markings other than the serial # 368014. I looked on the Colt serial number web site and of the search results, only one is a 1911 Military, and it says manufactured in 1918.

Can anyone more knowledgable give me some clarity on this? I'm thrilled with the pistol, it's honest wear to the parkerization - couldn't be happier. Thank you, CMP!

Keith Peterson

https://s1219.photobucket.com/user/s...tml?sort=3&o=2

https://s1219.photobucket.com/user/s...tml?sort=3&o=1
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:11 PM
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That is nice. Wanna trade?
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:37 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong...

BUT...

I'm thinkin' the slide is an OCTOBER '44 variant!!! (CLAWSON (3rd Edition) Page 98)

AND...

COLT receiver # 368014 was produced in 1918.

SEE: http://www.coolgunsite.com/pistols/c...production.htm

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Old 08-06-2019, 05:17 PM
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Thanks, DDRode -

The link you posted does confirm the Colt web site info - wow - the frame was made in 1918. I was a little surprised there were no rebuild markings on the gun anywhere. You can only wonder about the history of the piece and think if only it could talk. I don't have the Clawson volume, but I will do what I can to learn more.

If anyone else can provide more info, I'd love to get it. For example, I thought the 1911s had the longer trigger and a straight mainspring housing - is this one perhaps transitional, or were upgrades made sometime but with no rebuild stampings for some reason?

Keith
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:38 PM
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Thanks, DDRode -

The link you posted does confirm the Colt web site info - wow - the frame was made in 1918. I was a little surprised there were no rebuild markings on the gun anywhere. You can only wonder about the history of the piece and think if only it could talk. I don't have the Clawson volume, but I will do what I can to learn more.

If anyone else can provide more info, I'd love to get it. For example, I thought the 1911s had the longer trigger and a straight mainspring housing - is this one perhaps transitional, or were upgrades made sometime but with no rebuild stampings for some reason?

Keith
Yer pics don't tell much of anything about the weapon!!!

Yer gonna have to provide more pics if you want a detailed analysis!!!

AND...beaucoup weapons were repaired, assembled or rebuilt at any one of the four maintenance levels (unit/direct support/general support or depot level maintenance facilities) that didn't stamp or engrave 'em with their JOHN HANCOCK!!!

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Old 08-06-2019, 06:11 PM
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OK - here's some more photos. The only other marking I could find was next to the barrel link - HS - if I should take close-ups of various parts, please tell me.

https://s1219.photobucket.com/user/s...tml?sort=3&o=3

https://s1219.photobucket.com/user/s...ray&sort=1&o=0

https://s1219.photobucket.com/user/s...ray&sort=1&o=3

https://s1219.photobucket.com/user/s...ray&sort=1&o=1
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:18 PM
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OK - here's some more photos. The only other marking I could find was next to the barrel link - HS - if I should take close-ups of various parts, please tell me.

https://s1219.photobucket.com/user/s...tml?sort=3&o=3

https://s1219.photobucket.com/user/s...ray&sort=1&o=0

https://s1219.photobucket.com/user/s...ray&sort=1&o=3

https://s1219.photobucket.com/user/s...ray&sort=1&o=1
OKAY...ya got a HIGH STANDARD barrel!!!

Tell ya what...

Dig thru COOLGUNSITE and see how many questions you can answer for yerself...

SEE: http://www.coolgunsite.com/pistols/1911infopage.htm

Then come back and ask any unanswered questions!!!

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Old 08-06-2019, 08:44 PM
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From what I can tell, I have a mixture of parts from various periods, from the stamped trigger to the A1 slide stop to the 1922-44 Colt slide stop to the type 3 1911 hammer. Is it usual to have this mix of parts without any arsenal rebuild markings?

Thanks very much, btw, for the coolgunsite link!
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:40 PM
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It is very possible to have no rebuild marks - but over 100 years, I'd expect some.

No offense, but your pictures don't get larger, so it is pretty hard to tell if there are small / rebuild markings on it. There should be a setting when you upload to have them full size, that way you don't have to struggle with trying to get close ups. I can see the colt slide nice and close up, but the rest is small.

Ed

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Old 08-06-2019, 11:20 PM
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Mine's been rearsenaled but has no markings either, and it's a 1918. Retains most of the original stuff, but the wear items are WW2.
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