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Thread: 1911A1 Data Sheet

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    1911A1 Data Sheet

    I have been looking for a 1911A1 Data Sheet that is similar to the data sheet available for the M1 Rifle. A data sheet is really useful in listing the parts (either correct on incorrect) for a specific firearm, a collectable 1911A1,this listing would be very helpful in identifying parts.

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    Are you looking for a genuine, U.S. military parts list? The schematic for a Colt Government Model from Brownells won't do the job?

    https://www.brownells.com/schematics...ls-sid141.aspx
    Hawkmoon
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    I think the idea is a list of parts by maker and period.
    The M1 guys are strong on "correct" and most of their parts are marked.
    1911 parts are not, you have to go by fine detail.
    Also, 1911 collectors want originality. A correct part with non-corresponding wear will not fly.

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    I'm certain somebody has created one but finding it would be a challenge. Perhaps you could create your own using the link Hawkmoon provided along with this:

    https://www.brownells.com/aspx/learn...aspx?lid=12537

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    That would be an impossible task.

    With the exception of the arched, knurled-pattern mainspring housing, every M1911/M1911A1 part you care to name has been manufactured/sold/reproduced by literally hundreds of people. You could try making a book to list them all by part (assuming you could differentiate/identify everything and with parts being unmarked, that's far from certain), but it would end up being sized like an encyclopedia tome. And it would probably be out of date by the time you're done.

    Also, as Jim Watson writes, having all the right parts with different wear patterns probably isn't better than a gun with rearsenal markings, the odd replacement part but wear matching all around.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    Thank you for responding to my question. As a M1 Garand collector I found the Data Sheet a useful tool in identifying parts, as many of you know there was during the War effort several manufactures of the M1. Over time the parts became mixed up during cleaning or rebuild because they all were interchangeable like the 1911 and 1911A1. I'm surprised a data sheet wasn't developed for the 1911. I found using several 1911 & 1911A1 books that their parts too can be identified by manufacture (Colt, Remington, Ithaca, etc.), just takes a little time to compare them.

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    Yes, the better reference books are all I know of to identify individual parts.

    Anecdote Alert:
    A gun show wheeler dealer here got into M1s. When there was a limit of 5 per customer, he signed up his entire family and bought 25 rifles. He bought parts, swapped parts, and came out with five or six "correct" rifles with all parts of the same make and period. He sold those for a large profit, sold most of the rest of still mixed parts guns for a small profit, and kept one for himself and one for his son at no net cost. (His wife and daughters didn't want examples.)

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