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    Colt 22 Conversion Unit vintage?

    I've had this a while, I don't know if it's complete or not but it works great on my old GI 1911 using it's barrel bushing, spring guide and plug. I don't see any numbers on it but was wondering if any of you could give me an idea of its vintage?









    I'm impressed on how well it shoots - better than my Kimber unit that works on my more modern 1911s. With a better trigger on the GI I bet it would improve even more.
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    Early post WWII. 1949-early 1950's.
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    A correct slide stop will have the numeral '2' on it.
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    I didn't think that Colt ever made one in Nickel in that time period....????
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    The lower photos would indicate that it's blue...
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    Quote Originally Posted by justsaymo View Post
    I've had this a while, I don't know if it's complete or not but it works great on my old GI 1911 using it's barrel bushing, spring guide and plug. I don't see any numbers on it but was wondering if any of you could give me an idea of its vintage?

    I'm impressed on how well it shoots - better than my Kimber unit that works on my more modern 1911s. With a better trigger on the GI I bet it would improve even more.
    justsaymo,

    With those Roll Stamps (that BOOK in-the-works), most likely, would list your unit as 1950 TO 1954.

    Here's some examples of #2 marked Slide Stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenhwind View Post
    Early post WWII. 1949-early 1950's.
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    The magazine pictured at the bottom with the removable base plate is from the late 70's-early 80's.
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    THANK YOU for the excellent replies.

    I'll check the slide stop for a number.

    I was glad to get two magazines. Been on the lookout for another but man those things are spendy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan3 View Post
    justsaymo,

    With those Roll Stamps (that BOOK in-the-works), most likely, would list your unit as 1950 TO 1954.

    Here's some examples of #2 marked Slide Stops.

    Best Regards,


    Now we know where all the #2 slide stops are!!. Just kidding but they're scarce.

    I knew the first reintroduction of the Conversion Unit the rollmarks were reversed and I wasn't sure when Colt introduced the Accro Sight. This Unit is the same as the one I have. I fit mine on to a Caspian frame and have a SM Clone.

    I've found the late production magazines to be out of spec. I'd stay away from ones with a hollow base plate stud.
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