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    Quote Originally Posted by mpd1978 View Post
    Any markings on the barrel?
    The only mark on the barrel is a P in front of the bottom lug.
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    The only mark on the barrel is a P in front of the bottom lug.
    It seems the barrel has been replaced as well. @ Scott, I have never seen a 2 Pony on a slide before. Why would a Colt repair add a rear pony for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by usgi1911A1 View Post
    It seems the barrel has been replaced as well. @ Scott, I have never seen a 2 Pony on a slide before. Why would a Colt repair add a rear pony for?
    I don't think they added the rampant colt at the rear. I suspect the slide on the pistol was from an earlier pistol with the rampant colt in the rear...and when colt reworked the pistol, during polishing the colt slide address was so weak they had to re-apply it. The roll dies they had were the later ones with the rampant colt in the middle.

    I could be wrong, but that seems the most plausible reason why there are two rampant colts on the slide. If the slide is original, and they did add the rampant colt at the rear...well, I have no idea why they would do that.

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    Here's some examples of other repair/refurbished Pistols.

    A GM (C 499X) that originally shipped to Major J. A. Shepton in February 1914, that has a numbered slide and barrel, without a repair mark. And, a "VP" marked 1918 (originally a M1911).

    In some cases the GM barrel (and other parts) helps date the re-work.

    Here's five pictures of the GM.

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    Continued (1918)

    Here's the modified M1911.

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    Last edited by stan3; 07-29-2019 at 02:28 PM.
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