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Old 04-29-2012, 07:56 PM
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Real Colt 1911??




I just picked up a Colt 1911 and Im trying to do some research on the serial number cause it has a blank slide. Its stamped with colt on the barrel and frame. Its a .45 single stack. Serial number FR#####E. I cant seem to find any records of any serial number starting with FR. Is this really a colt 1911 or did I buy some sort of frankinstien?
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:12 PM
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How about some pictures of the whole gun; including the slide?

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:25 PM
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Here are some more pics, any info is much appriciated. This is my first 1911
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:27 PM
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Just curious cause the shop dropped 100 bucks off the price right off the bat
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:30 PM
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I believe you have a Frankengun.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:41 PM
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good thing I got a good deal on it. Its accurate and shoots great, I guess thats what matters.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:01 PM
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Looks like someone removed the rollmarks or swapped slides on an enhanced model to me
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:03 PM
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I have seen FR prefix guns listed as 9x23 Win.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:05 PM
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I don't think that is a Colt slide.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:07 PM
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So it would make sense that this was a 9mm converted to .45. I think I'm going to call Colt to see if the could tell my model, cal. by the serial #
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:14 PM
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It also looks like somebody installed the hammer and sear pins from the wrong side of the frame. You'll need to get the pistol taken apart and correct that.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:37 PM
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The FR is for the xse government models
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:58 PM
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Thanks everybody for the info. Hopefully Colt will tell me what I have with out chargeing me for there backround sheet. Im going to have some trigger work done to lighten the trigger pull, I'll have them look it over to make sure if any work was done, was done right.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:42 PM
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I don't think that is a Colt slide.
What makes you think it's not a Colt slide?
the serrations look like xse serrations (same number, size and location).
the takedown notch looks like a series 80 (much further back than a series 70 and most other makers)

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:48 PM
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The slide most likely had the markings shaved off. Colt's rollmarks are usually so light it's not hard to do.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:30 AM
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Ok, just got off the phone with colt, (great cust service) they told me it was a 2007 xse gov. model 80 in a .45. So either it was special ordered with no markings or was removed. But its not a frankingun so im happy about that. Thank you everyone for the help.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:42 AM
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Oh, they also said it was blued. Seem like alot of trouble to have it refinished when you could just buy it that way.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:33 PM
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Ummm, somebody at Colt's got their records screwed up. Your pistol is stainless steel, which is a material, not a finish. You can't blue stainless steel in the ordinary sense.
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