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Old 09-01-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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Found it in garage can anybody give me some info

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Old 09-01-2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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Serial num 223573

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About the only thing I'm positive on is that it was not a WWI or WWII issued firearm. Canebrake should be along sometime today with more knowledge/information than me .

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I only have a rudimentary knowledge of Colt's, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and I'm sure I'll be corrected if I'm wrong.

It has a flat mainspring housing which makes it a 1911 rather than a 1911A1 which has an arched MSH. It's a civilian model. The serial number puts it at 1918 manufacture. I don't think the front sight is original.

More knowledgeable people will be along and will give you more information.

If you found that pistol in a garage, it is a fabulous find! (I also hope you found in legitimately) Do not shine it up or change anything or use a tool or anything else on it. Leave it alone unless you know what you are doing. Screwing around with it will destroy it and any collector value it has.

If you know how, just clean and lubricate it.

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I find this particular 1911 very interesting, because from just the pictures it appears to have the 1911a1 beaver tail and the short trigger, but has the flat mainspring housing. If I recall right I believe production of the 1911 stopped and the development/production of the 1911a1 began.

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So what do you think its worth it was my grandfathers he was military and chief of police

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Post some close up photos and it will help us.

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It fires great its 45 auto original mags and all

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That's as close as I can get without camera going out of focus

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Looks to have been reblued some time ago.

It's an heirloom and a shooter.

Good for you! Enjoy.

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