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Old 03-18-2014, 12:49 AM   #11
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First---tell us what it is. Some old beater built on an Essex frame and a no-name slide? Have at it.

Your dads WWII gun that says "S mfg. co." on the side and you have a picture of George Patton
giving it to your dad? That one you want to insure for 6 figures.

Is it a 1911? 1911A1? Commercial? Military? Made by? When? All questions that should
be considered before you decide to "make it badass". BTW---those comps on 45 barrels don't
work.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:32 AM   #12
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If it is an old gun leave it alone is it a colt you could ruin the value of it


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Old 04-07-2014, 11:07 PM   #13
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So what do you think now?
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Now I am 100% that you leave it as is.

Yup.... best left just like it is. It's a beauty with character.

Chew up something else, like a Philippine gun. Maybe your gun made it to the Philippines and would like company.
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with M1911A1 US Army markings on it, i wouldn't mess with anything on it. messing with it destroys not only it's potential value, but it's heritage and history. some guns just deserve to be left in their original and unmolested state. that sir, is one of them.
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with M1911A1 US Army markings on it, i wouldn't mess with anything on it. messing with it destroys not only it's potential value, but it's heritage and history. some guns just deserve to be left in their original and unmolested state. that sir, is one of them.
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Given the condition and no other info, it does not appear to be 2k gun but the legacy alone is worth preserving.

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Someone did mess with it and modified the grip safety and put a commander hammer on it. I'd put a military front sight back on it, and have a good 1911 smith put the right grip safety and hammer back on it. Then get it some period appropriate grips. If you don't like it and want a custom gun, you'd be able to find a 1911 collector who would pay appropriate prices for a properly restored military collectible. Then you'd have money for a project gun.
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It looks like a parts gun which is a shooter not a collector.

Enjoy it at the range.

Without the serial can't tell ya when the frame was made or by whom. But the frame is likely an ithaca since that's where fja stamped each ithaca as their initial qc was so bad every one had to be inspected. The stamp fja was different from ithaca to ithaca and fja only had time for remington and ithaca due to this.

It could be a remington but I'm not familiar with the rearsenal stamp on the trigger guard.
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Get a hold of Turnbull.
The hammer and grip safety are a "parts swap" and should not have altered the frame.

Turnbull can research and restore to original without losing value (maybe add some value). They have parts to restore it to "as factory new" (that is , before arsenal rebuild).
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Well then I guess I'll put this one back in the safe.
Maybe ceracoat the 870 first,

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