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  1. Other 1911's
    Hello I’m looking for an engraver around San Antonio area to do something like this.
  2. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Been wanting a 1911 since I was a young boy, finally saved up the funds and was able to get into round 2 of the CMP 1911 draw. I am actively trying to research and educate myself from all over the internet but would love some help deciphering the markings and if things match etc. Any additional...
  3. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    HI everyone! I'm writing you from Mexico, looking for your help, Last year I got this colt from my grandfather who passed away because covid, so I was looking for information on internet and I found really interesting things, the gun is marked with 8684 serial number so, first, how do i know If...
  4. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    I have recently acquired a 1911 made in 1917. some blue, some white metal. seems to be a good "honest" gun. I plan to conserve it by breaking it down completely and carding it with a 6" Grobert 4 row carding wheel from Borwnells. Question is should or should I not rust blue it? I plan on using...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I just received my M1911 Field Grade. Colt slide and barrel, Remington Rand Frame. My limited research leads me to believe the gun was manufactured in early 1944. I'm interested to know your opinion is of this gun as well as any additional info you can provide. I've seen a ton a YouTube videos...
  6. Parts and Accessories Bin
    Hi Everyone, I got some old gun parts from my uncle years ago. I finally reopened them and found some pistol grips, mostly colt. I was wondering if someone could confirm the grips age with the pictures shown. Also, should I clean them or leave them untouched. Thanks
  7. Colt
    I have always wanted a Colt but resisted newer models because of what I heard about quality control. Well patience is a virtue and I found this beautiful slightly used Mark IV. What had me baffled right off at the start was the barrel bushing could not be turned and I wanted to inspect it and...
  8. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    I recently purchased this 1911 and have researched what I could online to determine the year of this gun. I keep getting different answers so I am opening it up to the 1911 pros. The serial reads A 80564 with matching numbers besides the barrel reads 45 acp. On the right side, is stamped C.F.S...
  9. Other 1911's
    I was able to get this from a fellow collector that had sourced the base gun, did the research and selected the brain-trust at EA to do the work, I really like this after 150 rounds, tight and accurate.
  10. Colt
    First time posting here after browsing this site for a few years and never contributing anything. I recently purchased a Colt Series 80 MK IV in .38 Super that was made in '98, same year I was born. I really want to keep and take care of her for decades to come. After doing a bit of reading, I...
  11. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Hey guys thanks for accepting me to the forum not a crazy gun guy but know love and dabble with 1911’s just expanded my inventory by quite a bit from my Para Ordinance Black Ops Double Stack and Kimber Ultra Carry II, to go along with my duty Springfield XD, all in .45s (like there’s any other...
  12. 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...
  13. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Hello looking for help on soon to be my colt 1911 u.s army i put it in lay away at a local gun shop i noticed the grips wer after Market no big deal easy replacement. So i took some pictures of what i could everything seems/ looks legit and normal now Except for the frame.. The more i look at...
  14. Colt
    So I just bought a Colt 1911 marine from a local gun store. I don’t really know anything about 1911’s but I knew that I wanted to get into them so I found one I liked. After I got it home, I took a look at the box it came in and I searched the model number, which is O1070M45. I kept finding the...
  15. Colt
    I have inherited my grandpas colt gold cup national match. I have done a little research on it and from what I can find it was manufactured between 1957-1970. I took it apart and it has the slide that is lightened or “milled” down to be lighter. My questions are can I shoot regular “full power”...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Just got back to my favorite firearms the 1911. I was having a lot of trouble with my hands and for many years had to find firearms that I could pull the slide back. Mostly shooting revolver’s. Hands somewhat better and was able to purchase my Colt Commander and a Dan Wesson Valor commander that...
  17. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    I know this question is probably asked alot but I'm new to the 1911 world. Any one know when this was manufactured and the appropriate value? Serial No 265338. I tried to look it up on Colts website but the result is 1918 and it doesn't make sense to me. Was it restored some time after that and...
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