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Old 12-19-2008, 03:23 PM
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Wilson serial numbers




I noticed newer wilsons are coded WCT and older ones WCO.

Someone told me older frames are cast and that WCT are in house forgings and WCO's are another vendors frames.....anybody know for sure?

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Old 12-19-2008, 03:59 PM
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Nick at Flower Mound,
Hi Nick. I have two Wilson 1911's with WCO prefix and two with WCT prefix. All were bought in Flower Mound. Don't know what the prefixes mean right now but I sent an e-mail to Nick at Wilson Combat to find out. Will post the answer when received.
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:58 PM
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Well, Nick at Wilson Combat didn't fully answer my question:

"The “WC0”, that is two letters and the number zero, those are our first frames we made. The “WCT” is our current production frame used on all our pistols today."

He did not explain what change was made in the frames to cause the change in prefix.
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:58 PM
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one change I notced was the checkering on the front grip strap. Compare the two, the frames are made different.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:14 PM
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Different subcontractors.

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Old 12-19-2008, 10:22 PM
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Yes the WCT are undercut under the trigger guard, the WC are not.
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:57 AM
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What's the story with WCPS numbered frames like this one:



Inquiring minds want to know

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Old 12-20-2008, 05:34 PM
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I really don't like that cut under the trigger guard. Major eye sore. Mine are both round and semi-high cut.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:34 AM
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That is a radical high cut, back into the grip frame. I like it, looks like one of my Caspians. High cuts work wonders for some hand sizes. Without that cut, some of us don't reliably deactivate the grip safety with a high thumb hold nor does the pistol sit lower in the hand for faster/smoother follow up shots.

I'll take function over aesthetics any day of the week. Not much motivation to shoot a pistol that doesn's shoot well not matter how nice it looks.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:59 PM
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Can we for once stay on topic please...............................
WCPS 1958 I believe I almost bought that pistol and guy replied it was a "personal serial" number ? Who Knows ! ?
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:35 PM
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I'll take function over aesthetics any day of the week. Not much motivation to shoot a pistol that doesn's shoot well not matter how nice it looks.

So do I but I'm running in to more shooters who don't like it. I think it is optional anyway, as it should be on a Custom 1911.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:58 PM
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Okay, back on topic. Did the appearance of the WCT serial numbers coincide with the separation of the smiths that formed Nighthawk?
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:07 AM
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A little more info from Nick at Wilson Combat regarding the change in serial number prefix on WC frames. No details were provided as to what shops were involved or specifics on changes to frame dimensions.

"The change was the shop and CNC machines that made the frames. There are also dimensional changes, the blueprints that were used to cut the frames are different."
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