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Thread: Rebuilt 1911?

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    Rebuilt 1911?

    I inherited this from my stepfather with no history. A low serial number but is this a rebuild? Could it be a fake?
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    1913 serial number, later slide, A1 trigger, hammer, grip safety, mainspring housing, grips.
    Looks refinished.
    Probably a rework, nobody would fake a "mixmaster." Would they?

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    Thanks for the response. My assumption is that it is a rebuild.

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    Could you provide a clear close photo of the serial number area? OG indicates possible Odgen Arsenal rebuild.

    http://coolgunsite.com/pistols/arsenalrebuilds.htm

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    Just to the left of the serial number are two letters "O" over "G", so I think you are correct. Well, I guess that just lowered the value of the pistol.

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    No, if that is the proper place for an Ogden overhaul stamp, it increases the value. We already know it is not original, an arsenal stamp makes it a legitimate issue.

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    Thanks, Bob

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    Do a forum search for Ogden to see some example photos. Your marks a little higher than usual but font looks similar to the other photos.

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    Thanks for your response. Looks like an Ogden rebuild. I wish I knew the history of this firearm. I have a Trapdoor 45-70 that was carried into action in Cuba because the soldier who fired it was sent to the hospital 6 times and the weapon was inventoried each visit. The records were in the Natl Archives.

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