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    Thoughts on 1943/44 Colt USGI 1911A1

    Hi everyone - I'm much more knowledgeable on Colt revolvers than I am military Colts and would appreciate some comments on my 1911A1. I traded a Python for it awhile back from a very reputable dealer as an all original parts and finish gun. I'm pretty confident it is but I'm going to list it for sale/trade and would like to double check.

    Finish is excellent and bore is like new. Its a very clean pistol and appears all matching and original to my novice eyes. Thanks for looking and thoughts.
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    More pics...
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    In the same condition, I would take the Python

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedm View Post
    In the same condition, I would take the Python
    Not me. I would choose a piece of WWII history. We all have our favorites, nothing wrong in wanting a Python. I think the gun looks good based on the pics you supplied. The experts will let you know. Prices are on the rise!

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    I like it, IMHO a decent example.
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    I would keep that one. I bet not too many found in that good a condition!
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    The pistol is a 1944. Based on the pictures, it appears to be correct. However, the pictures are pretty limited. Unless you had an extraordinarily rare Python, I'd say you did fine if you traded even.
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    Thanks everyone, just wanted to confirm before listing it in classifieds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Gahimer View Post
    The pistol is a 1944. Based on the pictures, it appears to be correct. However, the pictures are pretty limited. Unless you had an extraordinarily rare Python, I'd say you did fine if you traded even.
    Scott..not doubting it's originality but for educational purposes..could you comment on the lack of heat treatment discoloration on the front of the slide?
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    The front end is hardened. It just doesn't show real well in the photo. When you see one with a drastic color difference, that normally indicates a refinish.

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