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There's been a good discussion (argument) on the 1911 forum about whether Colt really builds their own components or just buys parts from other suppliers and assembles them.

The final word was posted by Mark1648 who is Colt's director of production.

Here's his answer to the question:
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So it's the truth you want.......

All of our forgings for all products are done at a forging house about 30 min. from the plant.
All of the 1911 style forged parts are completely machined in-house.
We receive frame and backstrap forgings for the single action then send them out to be approx. 90% machined, parts are returned to Colt to be finished, polished, color-case / blued, built, test fired then shipped.
The cylinder, and barrel for the SAA have always been fully fabricated in the plant from bar stock. The outside machining was at one time done in Fla. but no more, now done a little closer to home.
 

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I'm tired of all these lies told about me, and trying to maintain my privacy.

I'm NOT Kuhnhausen.....I'm Elvis. (Where do you think I got all those nice TV shooting guns).
By the way, for sets over 25 inches, I recommend the .357 Python.
For 19 inch sets, the .22 Diamondback is good, and for the little 12 inch models, the Detective Special works well for the shorter ranges.
 
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