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Someone showed me their 1911a1. They have owned it at least 20 years. It is a Colt. Someone, many years ago had it nickle plated. The serial number and U.S. property marks have been removed. This individual didn't know that on the older Colts the Serial # could be found under the firing pin stop.(made in 1942 by the way) Does anyone have any comments on this since the gun does have a serial # just not in the "normal" place?
Aside from the travesty of plating a G.I. model it is a well executed job.
 

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By law the S/N must be on the receiver. To be legit you'd have to do the ATF paperwork and get the number re-stamped on the frame. At least you know what the number is supposed to be.

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