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    New 1911 Black Army?

    Just got on Colt's website and saw this, hadn't seen it before.

    https://www.colt.com/detail-page/1911-black-army
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    "In order to increase production for the US Military needs during WWI, the standard Carbonia Blue finish was changed to a finish that was almost black, hence the “Black Army”."

    The standard "Carbonia Blue" finish was not changed. The pistols were left in the rough polished stage, which resulted in the black appearance when blued. Clawson used the term "black finish" and this morphed into "Black Army".

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    Here’s my “black army “ along side the AnvIII model, which have the same finish .. same gun .. Except for some differences in rollmarks. Seems from the website that Colt is going to resurrect the “black finish ‘ 1911M



    I picked up the “Carbonia finish” 1911M from a fellow forum member just last month to round off my WWI repro collection.


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    Nice. I may go on the hunt for one locally.


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    Yep looks like I need one of these.
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    I wish Colt would polish the slides AFTER the rollmark's. They would look much better and more original without the raised halos around the lettering.
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    E-mailed my LGS today and their distributor does not have one. They are allocated.

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    These were done by RGS, and they offered to buff the slides and markings properly prior to carbonia finishing, for @ $5 per, but Colt demurred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogface6 View Post
    These were done by RGS, and they offered to buff the slides and markings properly prior to carbonia finishing, for @ $5 per, but Colt demurred.
    That is amazingly cheap. The sad part is, I'm not at all surprised. Have you seen the new markings on the SAA?

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    Yup...

    Sure glad I bought all of mine a long time ago - new production guns leave me cold.


 
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