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A Colt ".45" Twin

Article about: Hi, Two Colts ".45" from my collection: The first (left on the photo) is a 1911 A1 colt. The second is also a 1911 A1 colt, but the markings on the slide are not common (see photos

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    Default A Colt ".45" Twin

    Hi,

    Two Colts ".45" from my collection:

    The first (left on the photo) is a 1911 A1 colt.
    The second is also a 1911 A1 colt, but the markings on the slide are not common (see photos).
    Who know's this special markings ?
    A little help ? 194- ?.
    Best regards
    Carfin.

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    Default Re: A Colt ".45" Twin

    Great pistols and a nicely composed photograph.

    I cannot help you with the odd slide numbering. An arsenal rework maybe ?
    Do the slide markings match the frame.................?

    The 'A1' series was standardised in 1927 and used until the early 1980's.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: A Colt ".45" Twin

    Hi Steve,

    Thank's for reply, according to books about "45", it could be that this marking corespond to an extremely rare 1945 production, but I have no more informations, I hope that US "45" collectors gives me this informations.
    Best regards.
    Carfin.

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    Default Re: A Colt ".45" Twin

    Hi there,
    i just saw the thread (a little late i guess) and from what i've read, the slide numbered on the left side and the trademark : COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. .......
    on the right side, is a replacement slide, manufactured by COLT.
    It seems that your "prancing pony", got a slide replacement, possibly by an Army armorer, sometime in it's life, before it ended up in your lucky hands .
    This reduces the collectors value of your M1911A1, as a gun surviving with all genuine parts (as it left the factory), has a greater value (from a collector's point of view. Anyway great duo , with lots of history. Are they dewats ?
    Regards, Thanos.

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    Default Re: A Colt ".45" Twin

    The number on the slide is a vendor number code... it is a replacement post WW2 slide made for the US Government.


    USGI - 1911Forum


    Take a peek at this website.

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    Default Re: A Colt ".45" Twin

    Hi All,

    Thanks for reply and informations.

    Regards.
    Carfin.

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