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All,
New here. Hello.
I just bought what I thought was a 1911 Government 01070XSE Stainless
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Here is the Pistol.
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In looking at other Colt 1911 Government XSE's online, they look slightly different. The XSE's online have 3 holes in the trigger, and the rear sight looks different.
There are a handful of other differences that I've noticed.
Here is a photo of an XSE found online:
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So my question is this.
Do I have an XS model? or and XSE?
Clearly my box says XSE, but it does not look like other XSEs online.

Any help here on this?
-Wayne
 

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Aftermarket stocks...trigger looks to have swapped out. Depending on time of manufacture Colt used different design rear sights.
 
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The model number on the box label would end in XS, not XSE, if it was an XS. I have an XS Commander and an XS Government Model and both box labels read so.
 

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The beaver tale is the early style duck bill type which would be an early type used by colt enhanced model. Does it have a flat top on the slide?
 
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I have a Delta Elite with a flat top and duck bill safety and solid trigger. It is an enhanced model. No serrations on the slide.
 
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It's an early XSE. The only thing I can see that's not original are the grips. The trigger is original; Colt used these McCormick 2-hole triggers on XSs and early XSEs. The 3-dot sights and "duckbill" grip safety are other early XSE features.

I prefer the early style XSEs and bought one in blue and stainless (obviously my blue XSE is from a slightly later production as evidenced by the 3-hole trigger that Colt used for the rest of the XSE's production run). The third XSE is chambered in 9mm which Colt made toward the end of XSE's production run. XSEs came with rosewood double diamond grips but as you can see I prefer medallion grips so that's what I replaced them with. The Combat Elite ended up a derivative of the XSE and I included my early CE for completeness:

 

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Thank you all for your help.
Based on what I've read, it would appear that I have an early model XSE with custom grips.
I appreciate all the responses.
Thank you again.
-Wayne.
 

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Too bad the previous owner did not put the original stocks in the box. A lot of folk like those Pachmayr American Legend grips. If you don't like them you could probably sell them at your gun club or someplace like that.
 

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I had an early Xse officers acp lightweight model it had the to hole trigger and the dorky tall rear sight. I also think that gun you have is stock except for the grips.
 
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