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    Quote Originally Posted by Hootch56 View Post
    Do the grips look original Stan?
    Hootch56,

    They look Correct,...sometimes it is difficult to tell if some of the Parts are "Original" (particularly the Magazines,...hope this reference to the mags is taken in jest). (i.e. If the Stocks were changed in Nov.-Dec, 1917,...it would be hard to tell now.) (BTW, the last M1911 shipped with a LL mag was No​ 125566.)

    Most likely, these stocks will have staining on the backs that will match staining on the receiver, ? (Be careful taking them off.) It looks like the damage (rub) on the lower right (front) on the right stock lines up with a rub on the receiver. ?

    Best Regards,

    P.S. On Those pesky grips,...an old post:

    It always seems like a irresistible challenge to get those pesky grips off. Please evaluate my method before you consider doing it on very rare or expensive grips (like the first 3000 pistols [with thin head screws] or a Singer). It might be better to not look under that grip than than to break a very hard to find one.
    After you do all the necessary soaking etc., make two panels that fit into the cutouts behind the grips in the receiver (it is best to make these panels using another receiver with the grips already off). I make them out of walnut, with enough side clearance so they move freely in and out of the cutout and with about 3/16" to 1/4" space between them when they are installed behind the grips that won't move. Then you can introduce shims from the mag well and the top of the receiver (slide off) at the same time. Introduce even (top to bottom, side to side) pressure very slowly listening for popping, cracking, etc. (if so, STOP). If no signs of impending damage, watch the grips for movement---adjust the shims/pressure to move the panel that 1st starts to move off, so it comes off evenly. Once one side is off, use another wood spacer that over laps the cutout (on the inside of the mag well) and repeat the process for the other grip. The idea is to apply even pressure over the greatest grip surface area, but not directly to the back of the grip.
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    On Stocks: There was/is a recent Thread (on another Forum) on Double Diamond Opinions. And, a member there posted "It would be interesting to see 10 sets of originals next to each other to see just how consistent they are."

    Here's some pictures,...a mix of some old used 13 and 15 row COLT stocks. The 2nd and 3rd pics has what is believed to be Remington UMC and Springfield stocks (and, most likely a repo set) in the center.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bowles View Post
    Hutch,
    Looks like a survivor. It looks like a rough, "black army" polish but I guess it's too early. This is just a wild guess but is it at Green Tops?
    Rick,

    Here's an early 1917 for comparing the final polish. (They look similar ?)

    (It is interesting what happens to the Bluing as it Oxidizes,...how it transitions.)

    Best Regards,
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    Thank you for that input Stan!
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    The lanyard magazine is technically too early for your 1917 gun, but may have been with it forever. If you wish to go with a proper magazine, (two tone with no loop), you could probably do a swap with someone and get $50 to boot. Nice gun with lots of finish. Congratulations.
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    Did my reply come through. It sat on the computer for a long time, and not sure if it sent or not.

    JP
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyP View Post
    Did my reply come through. It sat on the computer for a long time, and not sure if it sent or not.

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    Yes sir, I got your PM. Thank you.
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    I love it. I'd like to see how the barrel is marked.
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    You're no daisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy2Dogs View Post
    I love it. I'd like to see how the barrel is marked.
    Will get some pics soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stan3 View Post
    On Stocks: There was/is a recent Thread (on another Forum) on Double Diamond Opinions. And, a member there posted "It would be interesting to see 10 sets of originals next to each other to see just how consistent they are."

    Here's some pictures,...a mix of some old used 13 and 15 row COLT stocks. The 2nd and 3rd pics has what is believed to be Remington UMC and Springfield stocks (and, most likely a repo set) in the center.


    Darn nice collection.
    And I'm looking for one 13 row well worn rt side panel to match one of these.20200131_151146_1582654414603.jpg
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