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    Markings

    I have a question about my 1911.
    This pistol was my fathers from WWll. It does not have a magazine. I want to get an original mag. I noticed there are many, with different markings. Can someone help me find the correct mag. that goes with this Colt. Please look at the following info. about the gun.
    On the Right side of the frame is:
    the s/n has capitol N with a small o underlined, 1147201
    above s/n is UNITED STATES PROPERTY
    to the right of that is M1911 U.S. ARMY

    On the left side of the slide is:
    Patented numbers starting with APR.20.1897 and ending with AUG.19.1913
    then the Colt insignia, then COLT'SPT.F.A. MFG CO. Hartford CT
    also on the slide is the letter P on top and in the center just forward of the rear site
    just below slide release, stamped after coated the letters G H D
    just below the magazine release is another letter P
    and lastly, the front of the slide about 2.5 inches looking closely seems a different color tone.
    one more thing, the grips are plastic with diamond pattern.
    Last edited by bobnappe; 17th November 2015 at 21:41. Reason: forgot s/n


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    Your pistol shipped late Nov to mid Dec, 1943 with one of these style magazines and a corresponding R, S, L on top of the toe.

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    So C-L C-S or C-R would have been issued with that pistol?

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    So what part of Doran's post did you not understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobnappe View Post
    So C-L C-S or C-R would have been issued with that pistol?
    Yes. Don't spend extra money for a magazine in higher condition than your pistol if you want it to look "matching". Don't purchase a parkerized, usually grey/green, refinished magazine for the same reason as original magazine finish was blue.

    Please post some photos of your pistol, we like to see them.
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    Thank you for your help. Doran I will try a photo.

    Duane, why talk to me that way. No reason for that.

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    bobnappe....I'm truly sorry, what I said was not very nice and could have been worded quite differently and way more helpful..Again, Sorry .

    Duane Hansen

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    Doran, would the same three magazines be "correct" for a very early Colt 1943? (Serial number 9071xx)

    Sorry for the slight thread detour and thanks in advance for your reply.

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    The consortium began supplying Colt in the fall of 1942. Your pistol shipped Apr, May 1943.

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