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I am not a gunsmith, so I apologize if this sounds like a dumb question.

I am thinking of getting a Colt 1991A1. However, I can't stand those rollmarks on the slide. Is it possible to have them removed? And if so, could I have new ones inscribed, something like "Colt 1911A1 .45 ACP"? (I really would prefer if it said 1911 instead of 1991.)

Thanks.

[This message has been edited by GI-45 (edited 07-30-2001).]
 

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I'd be happy to surface grind your slide to remove all rollmarks. Usually the cocking serrations are below flush enough to not be touched. If necessary, I can grind it, avoiding the serrated area. Surface grinding produces a dead flat, good finish, approximately equal to a surface produced by 320 grit sandpaper.

Chuck
Thanks for the offer Chuck.
I'll definitely keep that in mind if I decide to go with the Colt (still considering a Springfield instead.)

Also, would replacing the 1991A1 slide with a Series 70 slide be worth doing? I found this for sale (info from a previous post by dsk, thanks.
) http://www.cdnninvestments.com/col70serblus.html

I guess it depends on which costs more: replacing the slide or grinding off the marks. Does anyone know what the rollmarks on a Series 70 slide look like?
 

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Why not get one of the new Colt reproductions of the M1911A1?
Can't. Trapped in "Kalifornia." It's not for sale here.


Ain't that the way it is? Here I am complaining cause those marks are gone on my Sistema, he wants his removed. Too bad they have serial #s on them.
Well, I don't want to remove all of the rollmarks, especially not the serial numbers. If it's possible, I'd only want to remove the "COLT 1991A1" logo on the left side, leaving the right side untouched.

Thanks to the guys who posted that link. But after removing a rollmark that way, can you have something new inscribed?
 
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