I was trying, tactfully, to say that trying to pass off a refurbished gun as original condition is fraud. Ready to join countless others in supporting the cause we have here on 1911Addicts? Also, the format of the serial number indicates the frame may not be Colt manufacture. I agree that you should keep looking. People have been trying to make a better 1911 Colt for years and with all of the modifications they've come up with, I think the old original holds its own very well indeed. Special Versions: 1 Springfield Armory: U. Neither will a re-polishing job or re-cut lettering and logo.Next
Markings that are applied after finish are Arsenal Inspectors marks, sometimes firing proofs, and the Ordinance Escutcheon Cross Cannons. It was made by Milo Components is all I can figure out. Sponsors Panel If you intend to buy something from Brownells, Cabela's, TandemKros or Tekmat, please use their banners in our sites. In short, if the gun runs fine, you are set to go. For some reason, this subject kept me awake for a couple of hours last night, thinking about the possibilities. You can see in the list of serial numbers shipped in Ithaca shipment 113 the last one that the highest number is 2660318.Next
There are a number of them on Caspian and Essex frames around here, some on Colts and Systemas whose owners wanted compensators or adjustable sights without altering their originals. Of course, that also depends on the fed version of things. My friend of a friend of an uncle's brothers daughters cats sisters mother would greatly appreciate it. I did not know about Essex frames at the time, likely he found one eventually. You'll probably have to take it a gunsmith to have it done. It is well known that Springfield Armory Inc.
Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! Looking at the pistol's frame, here are some rules to help you identify its maker: 1. So, a good buy if you want get into into the 1911 world to see if you like it. With the data above the pistol is most probably a re-built 1944 Remington-Rand. Any information that could be provided by knowledgeable M1911 collectors would be sincerely appreciated. Join us to discuss firearms of all kinds, gun accessories, legal issues and more.Next
In 1917, Norway obtained licence to manufacture it's M1911 pistols. These weapons fulfilled government contracts to the military. Probably brought off the line in a lunchbox. For almost 75 years, the Colt Model 1911A1 was the workhorse of the American military. I found the Essex website and e-mailed them. Rear of slide under firing pin stop. Come for the info, stay and make some friends.
Also remember that when metal is stamped it is pushed a side and will create a ridge. They are a great investment at least that's how I sell it to the wife. So, why waste your money in the first place, those numbers won't show up in any collector book and they certainly won't fool anyone with a modicum of knowledge about them. The pic you posted is actually pretty funny! The frame has 205181 which makes it 1917 I believe. Originally Posted By ian187: Originally Posted By vengarr: Firearms made I think prior to 1966 do not have to have serial numbers.Next
In this age where truth is fleeting and mass manipulation is common, the ability to detect when something doesn't make sense is a valuable one. Not by much but still noticable. Here in Michigan the State Police would take it and pound in their own serial numbers, return it, and you'd be good to go. You are correct in the thrust of your post, but I have a few minor points to add. Since the slide is the only part actually marked with the manufacturer's name, you can see the problem that arises. Has the firearm been seen previously? As they learned what improved accuracy and what the shooters preferred, changes were made.Next
As a result, the records from the end of the war are relatively easy to double check. Just seems really unusual for a gun that is less than three months old to have the frame replace. If the slide and bushing were fitted properly, and decent internal parts used, you might have a good shooter there, but it is certainly not a collectible. The latter triggers were made of aluminum. Thanks again, I looked under the stop plate and can see no numbers.Next
The serial number 2660318 is the highest number shown in the shipment records. About the Author Angel Lancaster has been writing for publications since 2008. These will be indicated in the descriptions below. The serial number you hear of would be found on the back of the slide, hidden underneath the firing pin stop plate. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro. Also, modern electronic micrometers and calipers that read into the hundred thousandths will quickly detect a re-polished surface.Next