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Old 02-11-2007, 10:30 PM
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Here 1918 Colt "Black Army" after 430000 serial number I like that used look


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Old 02-15-2007, 02:34 PM
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They are plastic grips. They are original to these which were produced in 1950. The grips were introduced in the 40s shortly after post war production began again on commercials. I think the first ones were used in 1947 (someone correct me on this if necessary). Surplus military grips were used initially (starting in 1946), which I've also seen on 1911A1 commercials as late as early 1948. These new logo grips were used until 1970.

The grips did have their problems, though. They would shrink and warp. Grips left off a gun for a period of time might be difficult to re-fit. I've also had people tell they have seen them mysteriously disintegrate when in storage for some time. All the examples of these problems I've encountered were with early sets of grips. I don't know if these charactaristics carried through up until 1970.

For anyone who is interested, there's a pic of another one of these NY pistols (same grips) on page 86 of Clawson's "Colt .45 Government Models (Commercial Series)

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Old 02-23-2007, 02:59 PM
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My 1918 1911, I'm told it has a fairly rare commercial to military slide, whatever that means. All I know is that it still is a great shooter and priceless to me. 8~)



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Old 02-27-2007, 01:44 AM
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Heres Colt made in 1945 arsenaled by Anniston Army Depot 2/1976 only thing not correct is mainspring housing which had 8 ribs instead of 7 ribs and slide stop. I am not sure of the hammer it could be made by Remington Rand?? Arsenal finish looks to be thinned out to original finish? Just got this pistol a few days ago


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Old 02-27-2007, 02:01 AM
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hope this fits better
Fixed by me just testing see if it works usgi1911
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:31 AM
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Hello everyone
First post here. Lot's of great looking 1911's here.

This was my Dad's service pistol from WWII. Hey wait, I thought they were supposed to turn these things in? I guess he forgot. The other trinkets came back with him also. He had a whole bunch of that steel case ammo, in the boxes; along with some more of the .50cal and some 30'06. Who would'a thought it would be worth anything now. I grew up shooting this pistol. Much later I as I saw them climbing in value I put it away and bought a commercial SA 1911A1.

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Old 05-02-2007, 11:32 PM
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:23 PM
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Here are a few from my collection.





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Old 07-02-2007, 09:29 PM
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Here is mine!!! I just picked it up today. It belonged to a friend's great uncle and is all original as far as I can tell. Not very pretty but all mine!!! I do not think it was a bad investment for $500.00!!





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Old 07-02-2007, 10:50 PM
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Lend-Lease

The Lend-Lease weapons were not sent home. They were released for sale by the British government, and sold to anyone eligible to buy them. Some were bought by U.S. dealers, and those are the ones we see over here.
The Lend-Lease pistols sent to Canada were sold to a British arms merchant following WWII, sent to England, and again a few were bought by U.S. dealers.
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:56 PM
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Ithaca

I have Ithaca 1258946 and it too has the large FJA. I thought I had it in my notes as being the small FJA, but was mistaken.
The Colt grips only have a mold number on the backside, but the Keyes have a mold number in addition to a star with a K inside the star.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:07 PM
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u r rite, they are Colt by the markings inside. How did you tell from the outside? Can you show me the outside differences?
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:58 PM
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Colt Grips

The early Colt plastic grips had small rings, but can be identified as Colt by the hollow backs where the Keyes had reinforcing ribs in the back. Starting in the 795/800 thousand range Colt changed to large rings around the screw holes, and this continued until the end of production. The rings on the later Colt grips are readily idenified from the Keyes grips with the smaller rings.
In the picture the grip on the left is Colt, Keyes on the right.
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Old 07-14-2007, 04:25 PM
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thank you !
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Old 07-14-2007, 04:49 PM
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:14 PM
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Do we get to see the other side?
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:27 PM
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Type I Remington Rand

While just a common Remington Rand, most collectors will tell you that the Type I is a hard variation to find. This one, the 983rd Remington Rand made, has the COLT .45 AUTO barrel and the 1911 slide stop which were transferred to Remington Rand to get production started. It also has the stubby hammer variation found on some of the early Remington Rands.

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Old 07-14-2007, 09:51 PM
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Remington Rand Type I

Here is another Type I Remington Rand some 180 pistols later than the first Type I shown. This one still has the COLT .45 AUTO barrel, but the standard Remington Rand hammer.

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Old 07-14-2007, 09:56 PM
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Remington Rand Type I

A later Remington Rand Type I with a High Standard barrel, but the stubby hammer variation. This one has two perfectly and evenly stamped acceptance marks. The marks were evenly spaced so that both would fit in the space. Someone was just playing that day.

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Old 07-15-2007, 02:56 PM
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Do we get to see the other side?

Sure.... since it was you who asked.


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Old 07-15-2007, 02:59 PM
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Johnny.... it seems you have way too many type I RRands in your collection......and since I am have trouble finding my first, for mine.....well you know..... can we get together .....?????
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Old 07-15-2007, 04:44 PM
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RR Type I

I very seldom sell anything as I normally only buy what I like, and I like all of the Type I's.
Thanks for posting the other side of your Singer. It looks like the one I saw in Tulsa last April.

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Old 07-18-2007, 07:15 AM
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1945 Ithaca





1918 Colt. Has quite a bit of surface pitting, but she's my first and only 1911.




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Old 07-26-2007, 10:15 PM
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2 of my fav-O-rites...both also ex-Navy


Ithaca M1911-A1


S&W Navy Model 1899
This rare revolver was in the military's first purchase of S&W swing-out .38 caliber hand ejector revolvers. The military markings on the butt include USN and anchor, Navy serial #311 and inspectors' initials CAB, denoting inspection by Lt. Charles A. Brand.



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Old 08-19-2007, 11:45 PM
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Hi I'm new here. And this is my first post.

I recently aquired several handguns from my father-in-law, Col. Richard Boland US Army (ret).

Here are pictures of three of them.

The Ithaca has me a little stumped. The s/n is for a Remington Rand. But it also has the G.H.D. stamp, which I thought only Colt's had. It's a pity it was plated too, as I understand that the parkerized versions are more desireable. But it has a match barrel and an interesting history.

The gun was given to my father-in-law by another officer, during the Vietnam War. At the time, Col. Boland was a war plans officer and worked for General Westmoreland. "A backup man", he called himself. He's a rather confrontive sort, and can be very violent if pushed to far. And at one point the one doing the pusing was none other than (then) Col. Nguyen Cao Ky.

Col. Boland setup a gauntlet (the same kind used today at military installations, and promoted heavily by recently deceased Gen. Wayne Downing, who served under and received his first real combat training as a leiutenant, under my father-in-law) at MACV headquarters in Saigon. Col. Ky apparently took objection to the maneuver and as punishment ordered my father-in-law to use a rear gate that was inconvenient, out of the way, and unnecessary.

When my father-in-law refused, he was met at gun-point by the Viet sentry's and attending colonel at the front gate. He returned with mounted machine gun on his jeep and several Nung bodyguards. He threatened to cut the guardshack and anyone inside in half, if they didn't let him though.

Col. Ky was outraged and challenged Colonel Boland to a duel. Colonel Boland accepted. The US Army did not. They instead organized a target match betweent the two, and ordered Col. Boland to lose.

Colonel Boland brought the match Ithaca pictured below just to be sure he wouldn't.
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