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  1. How to identify 1911 hammer type 2 vs type 3

    Colt Semiauto Pistols
    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...
  2. WW1 WW2 Pistol need your expertise

    Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I'm looking at buying this pistol but something seems fishy. It is listed as a ww2 colt the guy says the vet who braught it back wiped the markings on it. It is an A1 model and he says it's from 1944. The serial number comes up as colt 1914 on proof house. The frame does say united states...
  3. Ww2 grips

    Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I have an old 1918 colt with the incorrect grips what sites do you recommend for me to find the WW1 grips or where I can possibly do a trade? thanks
  4. New To Me 1ST Colt 1911

    Colt Semiauto Pistols
    After receiving sage advice from fellow members Johnny P. and ChaosRob (Thanks Guys) I have pulled the trigger so to speak on this WW1 1911- With a slide marked both "Model 1911 US Army" "Colt Automatic 45 calibre". After the seller found the correct grips and an original WW2 army holster, belt...