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Old 06-09-2018, 05:45 PM
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1941 Robert Sears "RS" inspected Colt with a mismatched 1941 Colt slide

***** Not the original 1941 Colt brushed blue finish *****

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Old 06-09-2018, 06:02 PM
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Your experts didnít pick up on the fact itís been refinished and the grips donít even match?

Indeed we need to disagree. And you need to find new experts.
Is Rock Island Auction or noted 1911 expert Charles Clawson expert in your book ? According to those sources US&S 1911 pistol's were originally finished in both dulite and parkerized finish.
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:03 PM
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It may not be how it left the factory or military service, but I have a huge soft spot for this pistol. US&S slide on an Ithaca frame. Luckily, it only set me back $525 a few weeks ago.



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Old 06-09-2018, 10:45 PM
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Is Rock Island Auction or noted 1911 expert Charles Clawson expert in your book ? According to those sources US&S 1911 pistol's were originally finished in both dulite and parkerized finish.

USS pistols were dulite only. All 55,000 of them.
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Old 06-10-2018, 12:42 AM
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Old 06-10-2018, 04:05 PM
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USS pistols were dulite only. All 55,000 of them.

If it's been refinished doesn't that imply that it went through an arsenal rebuild? I know that my US&S is parkerized but it also has an "AA" stamp for the Augusta Arsenal. I don't see any such marks on this one. Just asking because I don't know.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:16 PM
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Default Finish appears is actually Dulite

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USS pistols were dulite only. All 55,000 of them.
Without trying to drag this out Tom (PH68) took the pistol to a professional photographer for pictures that better represent what the pistols appearance is. These photos have been reviewed by another 1911 collector (a fellow forum member) and he indicated that the finish IS actually Dulite which matches your information.
Maybe the following photos will help:









These pictures are way better quality than the first go-round and I hope they help.

Rob
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:55 PM
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:23 PM
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Without trying to drag this out Tom (PH68) took the pistol to a professional photographer for pictures that better represent what the pistols appearance is. These photos have been reviewed by another 1911 collector (a fellow forum member) and he indicated that the finish IS actually Dulite which matches your information.





These pictures are way better quality than the first go-round and I hope they help.

Rob
That seems to agree with info I have been reading. It seems dulite applied over a polished surface will be shinier and blue/black in color, while dulite applied over a blasted surface will give a finish that resembles parkerizing. US&S and other manufacturers did both. That is one beautiful pistol Tom has, thanks for posting up thee picís...


Red special: nice pistols... that 1911 Colt really represents a btdt looking piece of history.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:30 PM
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Early 1913 Colt, before the 1913 patent date was added to the slide.



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