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Recently I purchased a Pre-War Colt NM at an estate auction. It appears to be in original configuration and the individual had owned it since the late 40's. However, this NM has a flat checkered mainspring housing with a lanyard loop instead of a curved one. The serial# of C1999XX would indicate that it is a 1911A1 and should have the curved housing. Could this be a factory configuration or has the housing been changed? Any help from someone more knowledgeable than I would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Your pistol was made in 1941. My guess is that someone probably liked the flat mainspring housing and changed it out. Just curious if your pistol has any military markings on it? Around C208000 (starting in 1941) most of the commercial Colts were used to fill military contracts.

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Sam
 
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