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Old 05-21-2012, 04:10 PM
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I have a Colt 1911 made in 1919, the frame has HP overlapping which i no is correct but the slide has a single H above the fireing pin stop. Everyone says the stamping should be the same on the slide and the frame. Would that indicate they are not matching from the factory?

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Old 05-21-2012, 05:57 PM
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I believe that should be an H, not a P. The P on the slide and frame was on 1937 and later production.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:51 PM
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Your right dsk i meant to type an H. Now that i finally got it right would some one clarify my dilema?
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:31 PM
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I not clear on what you have typed. I would expect the barrel to have the intertwined HP marking and the rear of the slide to have the H.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:48 PM
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The H on the back of the slide and on top of the frame were both struck with the same die when each pistol was inspected. They should match as far as overall size and shape is concerned. Just remember that markings struck at an angle often appear as if they are different.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:37 AM
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The frame has the intertwined HP and the slide just the P. Is that how they were stamped in final inspection?
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:47 AM
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The OP was told (wrongly) the gun should have all intertwined HP's in all three places.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:12 AM
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Pictures. Explaining things in words alone is a rare talent. Apparently very rare.
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