Here's the real thing and a foreign made clone, in this case from Chile. The clone seems to be well made, but I've no way to test materials. Fit and finish seem ok. Magazines will interchange and the Chilean magazine will function in the Colt. Barrels will interchange, but I've not fired it that way, and won't. Haven't tried to swap slides around either.
I don't know if this is a licensed version or a knockoff.
I have rudimentary knowledge of the Norwegian and Argentine versions of the 1911's and have examples, but don't know if there were other licensing agreements or not. Any specialized references? I've seen a little bit of general information about the 1911 versions, but not sure where to go to research other models, if there were any. Thank you for any comments or guidance.
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