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I just picked up a 1954 Colt Government Model and have a question about the hammer. I'm used to the wide spur hammers of 1911A1s and grooved hammer spurs on later Government Models. This 1954 appears all original and is in 98%+ condition but has a checkered hammer spur. Is this the correct hammer for this period gun?
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I have a 1950 vintage Government that has a serrated hammer and also a 1947 Government that has a checkered hammer. Both are the flatsided hammers. The '47 is identical to the hammer on my 1945 M1911A1, except it is blued.
 

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I have a Colt 1955 Government Model with original parts.

The hammer is flat sided. The top of it where you put your thumb to cock it is checkered.

By the way, these pre-70 Government models in original and excellent condition sell for $1,200 to $1,500 at Collectors Firearms in Houston, Texas.

Don't modify yours or you will destroy much of this value.
 

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Thanks for the assistance gentlemen. I will shoot this beauty a bit but I'll drop in a few new parts first (nothing that will permanently alter the pistol).
Thanks again for your help.
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I have a 1951 Government model that has a flat sided hammer with checkered top and nickeled (I guess) sides.
 
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