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Or did they consider to do it and have any known prototypes?

It would have been interesting if the Government Model had been available with Black Hard Rubber Stocks, say, like the other Colt Autos of the day were.
 

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No, because the military had always specified walnut grips on military guns.
The checkered grips on the 1911 were a first, since revolvers were usually smooth walnut.

I'm not sure why the commercial models weren't fitted with hard rubber like the earlier Colt autos were.
 

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I'm not sure why the commercial models weren't fitted with hard rubber like the earlier Colt autos were.
You mean like the Model 1905? :D

Of course, the Model 1905 had walnut stocks, as did all of the .45ACP prototypes (M1907 and M1910) leading up to the Model of 1911. I think Colt put walnut stocks on the M1905, which is officially named the "Military Model," to make it more "military-like" in hopes of obtaining a military contract. That set the pattern for walnut stocks on the Model O until World War II and Post-War commercial production with "Coltwood" stocks.
 
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