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    Newly Acquired 1911A1...Questions!

    Ok, so I picked up the 1911 A1 I posted about yesterday and wanted to start a new thread for y’all to weigh-in on what exactly I have here. From my limited knowledge and research my conclusions are as follows: refinished, mixmaster Colt slide with Rem. frame (Circa 1945) replacement barrel. I’ve yet to break this one down and dig deeper, but wanted to post a few pics for our resident experts to check out. Thanks.
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    Looks like a beauty...

    I'll let the experts weigh in on the finer details.

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    I like it, especially the grips.

    Frankengun or not...how does it shoot??
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    I often wonder if Colt ran out of frames or Remington ran out of slides at some point during wartime production and got frames/slides from either source???
    I have a friend who has 1960 DCM release with the original DCM paper work with the same configuration Colt slide/Rem frame.
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    Did not happen.

    Ithaca bought slides and receivers from Colt early in production, but they were not marked, and Ithaca finished them with their markings.

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    Range Report:
    Stripped it down, cleaned it up and ran a few magazines through it on the ‘ol steel. At some point the expert marksman who owned this gun decided they would file the front sight down a bit to correct the guns “low” poi. Read...they needed some proper training in how to squeeze a trigger. Compensating for the low front sight, the gun was an absolute tack driver @ 25yds and ran flawlessly. Definitely not a flawless specimen but it has won me over non-the less.

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    Nice find. Are the grips real stag or elk? The entire package looks great. Congratulations.

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    AZ, I’m thinking Elk on the grip slabs. But they definitely have some character. I also discovered that this one fits pretty snuggly in the holster I build for my 4 3/4” single actions. May tote it around the property on occasion.
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    I like it! You might consider some of the traditional styled fixed sights that are slightly bigger and easier to see. I’ve changed mine and they make a world of difference. By the way, that’s a right classy piece of leather work too.


 

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