Originally Posted by iloveguns
Now that you have seen it can you tell me anything about it? I tried to look it up last night in my gun book and couldn't find anything about it.
As far as what? History? What I
would do to the gun? Or what?
I know a lot about the early history of the 1911, and I know a lot about today's 1911 platforms, but the stuff in the middle is a complete void in my area, it's just not anything that I have studied.
You already have the Commander style hammer, I was expecting the more common spur style, but I don't know when manufacturers switched as a common practice. I know we did a spur to Commander upgrade on a '67 or '68 Colt for a guy, but that is about it for middle of the era guns that I have worked on.
It would appear you don't have a full length guide rod, which will make for much easier field break down.
You don't have the extended mag release, or the extended slide release, so it looks like the gun hasn't been modified too much, so it's probably pretty stock.
You do have the crescent shaped slide release maring that is common on first owned 1911's. I did the same damn thing to mine when I first got it...
Looks like you have a good, positive grip safety already on there, and the trigger looks like it might aluminum, not steel, so it might have been changed out, or maybe it's just the photo.
I think with a little investment in some upkeep on what you have, you will have a fine collection/shooting piece that will serve you right for a few decades, easy....