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Old 12-07-2019, 06:23 AM
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Great looking 1911A1. I'd love one of the RS guns. Even if redone it's gorgeous. Sometimes you have to sacrifice some standards for a rarer example.
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:42 AM
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An awesome story AND outcome. Gotta admit, I was skeptical at first. Congrats!!
Same here. This was starting to sound like a disaster and a total waste of bandwidth. Glad it ended well and happy for a fellow collector to score a nice 1911A1 like this.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:29 PM
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Honorable purchase. Kudos.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:55 PM
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All's well that ends well. Congrats to farrell for a nice purchase and to all here who helped him figure it out.
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:55 PM
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No details? No answers. High resolution pictures would also help. No way to prove any firearm has only been shot 6 times.

As Mislurp Collector said, "buy the gun, not the story."

Bill
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:09 PM
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No details? No answers. High resolution pictures would also help. No way to prove any firearm has only been shot 6 times.

As Mislurp Collector said, "buy the gun, not the story."

Bill
Have you read the entire thread..?
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:10 PM
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Have you read the entire thread..?
That's a negatory Ghost Rider. He did not.

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No details? No answers. High resolution pictures would also help. No way to prove any firearm has only been shot 6 times.

As Mislurp Collector said, "buy the gun, not the story."

Bill
You obviously missed the below linked posts and did not read the entire thread. All was explained and farrell did his friend a solid to say the least. Read the below linked posts.

http://forums.thecmp.org/showpost.ph...5&postcount=46

http://forums.thecmp.org/showpost.ph...6&postcount=47
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Old 12-12-2019, 12:15 PM
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Farrell,
As Steve (thebearpack) mentions, I also have an early 1941 Colt 1911A1, and here is what I see on initial blush...
- The serial number matches up with some of the very first parkerized Colt 1911A1s.
- Correct inspection stamp on the frame (by the trigger guard, and near the magazine cutout on top) for Col Robert Sears, along with the "G" for government seen at the magazine cutout. Other stamps at front of trigger guard are correct. Correct proof "P" and location on top of the slide.
- Correct barrel, with the corresponding "G" marked on the underside.
- Hammer, mainspring housing, sights, slide stop and trigger appear to be correct. Can't see enough to say anything about the safety.
- Magazine release button is NOT correct...that is a button from a post-war (50's) government/commercial model. Correct one would be checkered.
- As far as finish...just not sure. Profile pics make it look like other examples from this time-frame, but just seems too uniform, plus the trigger seems very light compared to the rest of the pistol, and I just haven't seen that on many other original 1941 pistols, particularly those on Scott Gahimer's site (M1911info.com). And the complete lack of an idiot mark on a pistol that has clearly been fired gives me pause. Not to say it's impossible to find one without one, but one this early and with no evidence of one at all is unlikely.
No rebuild marks obviously, but could've been refinished at some other point, origin unknown. If so, they did a great job.
I'll let others like Steve and Milsurp Collector chime in on the finish.

I sent you a follow up email to see if you have pictures of the box and any paperwork.
I think the estimates given by thebearpack are solid.

Regards,
Rob
After looking at the pictures, the pistol appears to be a relatively modern refinish...I think far too recent to be an arsenal job, as pistols were not being released since the 1960s, until just recently. Still, the pistol has a nice appearance, although not an accurate restoration. Best regards, Scott
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Old 12-18-2019, 03:27 PM
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Great deal Farrell and good to see there are still honest people out there.
My buddy sold me his 1972 Belgium made Browning Hi Power a few years ago and I paid him over his asking price as well. He had it for 40 years and I'm the current caretaker.
Enjoy!
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