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  1. The Lounge
    So I took a person new to firearms out for the second time today. And after burning through the last of my 22lr and almost breaking in the new recoil spring. I got to looking at the overall wear pattern on the barrel. The gun seems to be breaking in nicely honestly. And it's the first semi auto...
  2. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    My lottery number came up a couple of weeks ago and I went ahead and purchased a Service Grade 1911A1 from the CMP. It would have been great to get both the frame and slide being made by Colt but with so many re-arsenals, I ended up with a Colt frame and Ithaca slide. The serial number and WB...
  3. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Does any have an opinion on this finish? Thank you for your input.
  4. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Mornin' All, a friend asked me to post up a request for a specific 1911A1 manufactured in 1941. The serial number is 743349. He recognizes that the pistol could have disappeared in any number of ways and said he had a better chance of winning the lottery twice in one week than having the pistol...
  5. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    On this nice Ithaca 1911A1 you will see the marking D 44. Has anyone seen something like this before? Any ideas? A French Collector has Ithaca No. 1215536 with D 44 too. And there was No. 1251335. with D 44 offered at an auction in Germany. Peter
  6. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Inherited a 1943 1911A1 Colt 45. I know it's difficult with just pictures but a ballpark figure would be helpful. Thanks
  7. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I tried to locate a whats it worth post with no luck. Apologies for starting another thread if I missed the right place. Messed up the year in the title... it's a '53 I verify from the SN (and the receipt). I'm buying my dad's 1953 1911A1 and want to give him a fair price. The pistol is in...
  8. Photos Area
    Here is a Mexican Navy 1911A1 that I acquired about 25 years ago. A reliable source said that it probably went to Mexico with one of the destroyers we provided to them. The destroyers were a "turn key" sale with accessories included (inclusive of small arms). Less authoritatively, a story goes...
  9. Colt-Smithing
    This is the Story, I'm currentlly working on a 1933 Colt 1911A1 restoration project and had to mill the slide due to holster ware, pitting and worn markings.
  10. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Hi Guys, For your review is my new (to me) Colt 1911a1. Picked it up last week from a private party in town, who also just picked it up himself so I don’t know much about this Colt and was hoping you good folks might fill in some blanks. Based on the Serial Number it’s a 1943, Slide is...
  11. Colt-Smithing
    I have a .38 Super that my father carried during the battle of Iwo Jima. To the best of my knowledge the gun was last shot in 1963, cleaned, oiled and packed away. I've had it checked out by 2 different sources –– a shop owner of 50 years and a dealer/trainer. The bore is bright and all...
  12. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I am being offered a transition model sn 7010xx. According to Clawson's book that number was in the 7 Feb 1924 shipment of 1000. Clawson also says that the 1911A1 designation was adopted in 1926. Am I correct to assume from those dates that sn 7010xx should be marked as a 1911, not a 1911A1? Or...
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