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    1945 Colt 1911a1 barrel question

    I have a mint gun with a high standard barrel. Did Colt ever put HS barrels in very late 1911A1s? 2,330,000 serial range. I know the didn't in the earlier ones.

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    Some of the post WWII Colt Government Models made up from left over military parts did have High Standard barrels, but I never encountered a late Colt 1911A1 with a High Standard barrel that I thought was original. I have seen military barrels that were 99% original finish with horrible bores. Just one session of corrosive primed ammunition without cleaning will ruin a barrel, which may have been the case with your Colt. I have a 2.33 million Colt with the C in square, [C], barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapcrackle View Post
    I have a mint gun with a high standard barrel. Did Colt ever put HS barrels in very late 1911A1s? 2,330,000 serial range. I know the didn't in the earlier ones.
    snapcrackle,

    Page 133 of the Clawson (edition 3) Collector's Guide has a table/list of Pistol serial numbers with their corresponding Barrel Marks.

    He has 225254X, 228513X, and 234114X with a "7" in place of the "D" and "F" in the pictures below. He also has on page 132, "F or 7 -- Intermixed from about 933000 through the end of production," And, "D or B -- Intermixed in late 1945 production beginning at about 2340000;" So, a correct Barrel for 2330000 could have a F, 7, D, or B on the bottom of the chamber in front of the lugs (with the boxed "C" on the right lug and a "P" on the left lug). (Have pictures of the 7 and B but can't find them.)

    Here's a late COLT [C] marked Barrel. (1st 3 pictures are the same Barrel,---those are All of it's Marks.)

    Best Regards,

    P.S. You say you "have a mint gun"!! If you can,---Show Us Some Pictures !?


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    no HS barrels on a 1911a1 colt .
    its not correct if it has wrong barrel , when you have wrong parts then the word mint comes into question
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