***FOUND*** ... for a 1911 A1 "Colt" Barrel
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    ***FOUND*** ... for a 1911 A1 "Colt" Barrel

    *** Thanks People***

    Trying to match up a barrel for a 1943 Colt 1911 A1...condition is excellent, so looking for a similar condition-

    I AM NOT AN EXPERT ON THIS AT ALL...JUST TAKING THE ADVISE AND GUIDANCE OF OTHERS WHO ARE

    I think what I am hearing it that the barrel should have a;
    1. "COLT 45 AUTO" stamp rolled on the left side of barrel (may/may not have"P" Proof Stamped on left lug)
    2. Stamp on underside of barrel of either and "F" or a "7"

    Looking for non pitted bore in a non-refinished barrel


    Please PM me with what you have.

    Thanks,

    Ldogmiller
    Last edited by Ldogmiller; 05-30-2019 at 11:59 PM. Reason: new information

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    You know what you want, but that barrel is not correct for a 1943 Colt. The C in square Colt barrel did not show up until the 1945 time period.

    (Poster deleted part of post requesting C in square barrel.)
    Last edited by JohnnyP; 05-27-2019 at 07:31 AM.
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    JohnnyP, You're one of the most knowledgeable guys on the Forum re these Colt Auto issues. How are we to interpret this page (p370) from Clauson Big Book? What would be the Correct barrel for a 1943 Colt?Clawson Colt Brls.pdf

    Thanks

    Sorry guys, I cant' get this pdf to show up. Clawson Colt Brls.pdf
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    Please help me understand what I should be looking for JohnnyP...
    My Colt serial number is;
    #1162599
    Last edited by Ldogmiller; 05-22-2019 at 02:59 PM.

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    also/and thanks for your help here 22Flattop
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    Your best reference for the correct barrel marking by serial number is Clawson's 3rd Edition of his Collector's Guide. In it he shows the various markings found on the bottom of the barrel ahead of the lug used along with the COLT .45 AUTO marking.

    On page 370 of his "big book" he simply shows the COLT .45 AUTO marking being used from 1937 until the end of production in 1945. He does show the C in square "intermixed in 1945 production."
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    A 1943 Colt will not have the C in square mark. Correct that it should probably have a F forward of the barrel lug. Most of the F markings were faint or a partial strike.

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    JohnnyP is a great help to all members!! He is a Colt Forum MVP!

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    One thing I forgot to add, even though Clawson indicates that the COLT .45 AUTO marking was used from 1937 to the end of production, I have never seen a C in square marked barrel with the marking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyP View Post
    One thing I forgot to add, even though Clawson indicates that the COLT .45 AUTO marking was used from 1937 to the end of production, I have never seen a C in square marked barrel with the marking.

    Thank you JohnnyP for all your help!


 
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