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  1. FNG

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I am relatively new to 1911’s. I received a 1911A1 from the CMP program and was looking for some advice on slide lug wear. Mine appears to have some pretty significant peening and I’m concerned about firing it. I tried to PM mr Log man but my account is too new to PM. It’s a rack...
  2. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    I have a 1911A1 with a Remington Rand upper, Colt lower. Circa 1943. Very nice rack grade from the CMP. Would a complete restoration improve the value? Would it hurt the collectability? Your thoughts please.(i don’t need any trolls, thank you.) Jamo
  3. Parts and Accessories Bin
    Hello Everyone, I'm restoring an Ithaca 1911a1 slide. It had aftermarket sights on it that I'm working on replacing. I found USGI rear sights fairly easy, but I'm really struggling to find USGI ramped front sight. My 1911a1 is a '44 manufacture, so I'm looking for the ramped front sight that...
  4. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and recently inherited a few different 1911 slides (including 3 Colt NM slides) but the one that stood out to me is a well-used vintage WWI Springfield Armory slide that has been parkerized, I imagine for a WWII rebuild. I would like to use the slide as a...
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    Final step completed, Wilson Combat Beavertail, Colt 1911 lightweight Hammer. Finally “Made” the 1911 that I wanted, I’m a happy boy!
  6. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Can anyone help identify the slide marking on this 1911a1? Mainly the marks on slide in front of takedown lever and on top front of trigger guard on both sides. Thank you
  7. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Hello All, New member here and I was hoping for any info about the CMP gun I received. This is my first vintage 1911. I'm doing as much reading as possible but still not sure what some of the markings are, especially the stamp on the right side just behind the top of the grip. Going by the...
  8. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    I used colts website to look up the serial number, it came back to a 1944 colt 1911A1. I see on the Frame the inspector was F.J.A. Which was an inspector for Ithaca and Remington Rand 1911A1s. So I’m kind of confused about that, also the slide is Colt. I see no stamps to show it was reworked...
  9. General Gun Discussion
    Hi all! I'm looking for a more reasonably priced basic 1911 that looks like a WW II pistol. I'll have to bubba it a bit with an ambidextrous safety due to wrong handedness. Reliability with 230 grain FMJ is first priority. Which makes and models have worked out for you in the $300-800 range...
  10. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Good afternoon gentlemen, I just acquired an Ithaca 1911A1 from the son of a ww2 veteran. According to him, his dad, Lt JG Smith of the navy, carried this pistol through the pacific on board a cargo ship. The history is awesome, and I would love some more concrete evidence to support it. Can...
  11. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    I’ve posted photos above. I’ve picked up a RR for a fairly fine price, for Massachusetts, anyway. Serial no. Mid 2million dates it to 1945. All seems tight and right but I didn’t look at it as closely as I would have liked and may have missed some things and I’m fairly new to 1911s to begin...
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