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Old 09-24-2018, 02:24 PM
rekkert rekkert is offline
 
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Default 1911 Colt NM find?

Picked this up at a local shop.
Don't know when or who made it into a "NM",
if its a 1918, a recent colt remake or a good fake.
Has a NM barrel and bushing, grips and sights, internal parts
are an early style.



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Old 09-24-2018, 02:38 PM
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Interesting pistol. Looks like an A1 hammer, too. Am I seeing things or is the front sight welded onto the slide?
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:40 PM
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I have one like yours except it was set up by the Army Marksmanship Unit for competition shooting. The frame forward of the grips is stippled and it has the A1 mainspring curved housing. It has a NM bbl and bushing and the slide had been fitted to the frame to minimize the slop. My slide was a later colt commercial slide and had a nicer front sight but the same micro adjustable sight. I put diamond wood grips on it. I actually dropped the pistol onto a tile floor and it landed on the rear sight which promptly broke it around the base screw. It is a real nice shooter. I actually have the parts to put it back in as issued configuration except for the stippled housing. I like the "old guys". Mine is a Colt made in 1918, same year my mom was born. Also, the pistol was owned by a retired Army Command Sgt Major who passed away about 35 years ago. My Dad knew him and his wife and when he passed she was going to turn it in to the Sheriff's so I bought it.
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:50 PM
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218bee, sight is welded, deeply, the pin hole is still intact!
jeeperbob, I didn't think they used 1911 models? there
is no stippling! good price!


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Old 09-24-2018, 02:55 PM
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218bee, sight is welded, deeply, the pin hole is still intact!
jeeperbob, I didn't think they used 1911 models? there
is no stippling!


Really nice, have you taken it to the range?


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Old 09-24-2018, 02:58 PM
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Going to the range in the morning!
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Old 09-24-2018, 03:05 PM
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Can you post a photo of the firing pin hole, in the slide?

My 1918 M1911 was set up as a target pistol in a similar fashion, but with a less...aggressively installed front sight. I doubt it was a target pistol in its military life, somebody just wanted to target shoot with the pistol I have so they did a little work.
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Old 09-24-2018, 03:17 PM
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Front or rear hole?
If I get a 1911 in the lottery with an early 1918 slide......
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Old 09-24-2018, 03:41 PM
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218bee, sight is welded, deeply, the pin hole is still intact!
jeeperbob, I didn't think they used 1911 models? there
is no stippling! good price!



wow,

seen them silver soldered, but not welded,,

.gov did not do that
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Old 09-24-2018, 04:56 PM
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Agree with lyman. Mine was silver soldered and the sight was shaped different. I haven't posted pix in a long time but will try to show mine. The AMU converted many 1911's & A1's from stock pistols for competitive shooting. Stippling because no skate board tape back then (LOL). The front edge of this slide behind the bbl bushing looks a little beat up. Not trying to put down your pistol, just trying to say whoever did the work may not have had a lot of experience with this work. It's still a great piece.
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