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  1. Is my 1918 Colt 1911 ruined if it was parkerized?

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    I recently inherited my grandfathers 1918 Colt 1911 - appears to have the 1913 slide with the Colt insignia on the slide back near the hammer (not inside circle). Serial number 23xxxx. Everything looks to be original based on the markings and my research besides maybe the barrel- unsure how to...
  2. Thoughts on my Government Model .38 Super?

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    This is my first handgun ever as I just turned 21 a month ago. I got this in a trade for my ar worth around 800$ + $150 cash, I think it was a great deal what do you guys think? It has some upgrades on it like the grips, it has a full rod and flat spring, trigger, all from wilson combat and...
  3. Colt 1911 Question

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    Recently bought this 1911. Can anyone tell me more about it? Year, value, anything. Thank you.
  4. 1941 national match colt 1911 45acp

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    1941 national match colt 1911 45acp i went to get a used 45 for service pistol.stock 1911,found one 1941 national match colt 1911 45 acp.great shape tight,got home took it apart and it has a grip fire pin clue ,started looking up info. it has a swartz fire pin safety.seems like...
  5. Colt 1911 MKIV S70 - 1973 Slide / Frame Configuration?

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    Any insights/observations regarding my most recent acquisition - 1973 Colt 1911 Government Model Series 70? The slide and frame appear to be two different materials. I was just curious to know what the experts thought about this particular firearm. Thank you in advance.
  6. No Colt Pony? - Colt Defense O1080RGCCU Govt 5" 8-SHOT Black w/PICATINNY Rail

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    Hello Everyone, Last year I purchased this pistol. I really love it, but have only had the chance to shoot a few times. The 1911 has no Colt Pony rolled into the slide. I had noticed this when I bought it, but thought I'd ask on the forums about why this gun has no pony. The SKU was...
  7. Building because of a barrel

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    I have always wanted a Super .38 1911 but never came across one I liked. Then a couple years ago I cam across a deal for a Sig made barrel for one CHEAP! I figured that I had a extra 1911 frame handy, plenty of spare parts and so my only other real expense would be a slide so I jumped on it but...
  8. Colt 1911 help identifying and more info

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    Hello I am looking for any help to identify when this gun was made and shipped the serial number seems to be a 1913 Navy issue but it doesn't have any marking stating NAVY or ARMY issue? Can anyone help? Its in perfect condition and the serial number on the barrel matches what is on the side...
  9. Escaped!

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    A few of the Colts escaped today a little cleaning and lube and back they go!
  10. 1911 lead RN jamming

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    Howdy, new owner of a lightweight Colt commander. Shooting steel and running reloads with factory specs and lead roundnosed. Last round in magazine hangs up and doesn't load. Take that round and put in a different position and it loads fine. Always last round never any other position. Ideas?
  11. Randall question ?

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    Looking for a little info from some of you sages of the 1911 persuasion. I've got a new/bare Randall small fame ( Curt Lemay version), an was wondering what the heck fits it ? Not wanting to do the T&E (trial and error) build, does it take a 6 rd mag ? will Commander grips fit ? What top...
  12. WTB Unissued Decommissioned Colt USMC 1911

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    Looking for an unissued decommissioned Colt USMC 1911. If you have one for sale please PM me here or email me at [email protected] Please email pictures and price as well. Thanks, Chris
  13. Semi Auto Collection

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    I'm new to the site and new (sort of) to the Model 1911. My father was a gun collector whose interests would shift every few years. Before he passed away 20 years ago, his focus was on commercial and military semi autos. I inherited his collection but not his passion, so everything went into a...
  14. 1991 commander night sights help

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    I own and carry a colt 1991 series commander and would like to put some night sights on it. I want the trijicon bright and tough night sights but I am not sure which ones I need. CA01: Colt 3 Dot Green Front & Green Rear Night Sights w/ .125 Tang or CA10: Colt 3 Dot Green Front & Green Rear...
  15. 1977 mark IV Value?

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    Can anyone possibly help me with an apx value of a 1977 Mark IV series 70, 5 inch, appears to be nickel. Good condition, has surface scratches. Wont upload pics.
  16. New 1911 questions

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    Hello all, I just purchased a used 1911 series 80 government mkiv in stainless steel SN SS042XX. It came with both wood and pachmayr rubber grips and also 2 mags no box. Can someone help me with manufacture date and tell me if I paid too much? I paid 450 OTD pictures added
  17. Magazine for Service Model ACE

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    Hi, have a Service Model ACE S/N SM14260 which I bought fairly cheap with one mag, no box, no paperwork. A gunsmith put in a longer trigger and a pair of stocks. Of course the original parts are still here. Also have spare firing pin, extractor and two extra #2 slide stops, just in case ...
  18. Colts For Sale - 1911 Gold Cup Trophy, WWI 1919 Colt 1911 Military

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    Up for saleare two very nice Colt's. Listed below are the photos anddescriptions of each. Methods of payment will be a 'Friend to Friend' PayPal transaction (w/no fees),Money Order or Certified Check. Thanks for looking! Colt 1911 Gold Cup Trophy - New In Box ($850.00 - shipped) This...
  19. How to identify 1911 hammer type 2 vs type 3

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    Hi Folks, I have a 1917 pistol in the 170K serial range. According to what I have read, it should have a type 3 hammer on it. Can you help me identify if this is a type 3 or type 2 hammer I have, and if not a type 3, what are the identification traits that I have to look for to find a type...
  20. Help Identifying Colt 1911 marked COLT AUTOMATIC CAL .SS LONG RIFLE on slide.

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    Help Identifying Colt 1911 marked COLT AUTOMATIC CAL .22 LONG RIFLE on slide. Seeking help determining what this pistol actually is. Frame is marked United States Property No. 7012** on right side of frame. Has a small "60" on the front top of the Y on the trigger guard right side. Has the...