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    1911A1 frame question

    Over the years I've seen quite a few 1911 parts guns with this make of frame. Does anyone know who made the frames? There are no markings except the serial numbers.

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    Hard to say - maybe 'Essex' - maybe 'Crown City' - maybe 'Armscor'.

    There are 'lot' of frames.

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    I remember when the essex Frames first appeared on the market and they were marked ESSEX; ISLAN POND VT., Serial #
    There were some alloy frames available marked AR Sales under the grip panel, serial number in the usual place. I also had one marketed by Federal Ordnance.

    Federal Ordnance marketed surplus as well as military copies/clones and did make up some M1911A1 pistols.
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    Thanks, everyone. I'm familiar with the Essex, Crown City, and AR Sales frames. I've never encountered one without any markings. However, I run across the make of frame in the photo a few times a year. More often than the others actually.

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    That one has a pantagraphed WWII Colt serial number, and probably had it's original markings and serial number removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyP View Post
    That one has a pantagraphed WWII Colt serial number, and probably had it's original markings and serial number removed.
    My thoughts exactly.

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