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Thread: CMP 1911A1 auction

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    CMP 1911A1 auction

    There is a current posting for a Colt 1911A1 that has a sentence saying that the slide doesn't match the frame. Since slides have no serial number does that mean the slide isn't a Colt since the frame is Colt? The bid on it is about as high as other Colts that don't have the non matching statement. Thanks for educating me.

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    Colt serialized military slides in the 710001~1140000 (approximate) range. The slide serial evidently does not match the frame serial number or the slide not serialized but should have one according to the frame serial.

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    It could also mean that the slide is a replacement slide, with the part number that indicates such. Or it could be that the finish on the slide doesn't match the finish on the frame.
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    Even in the 710001~1140000 approximate s/n range is not uncommon to find unmatching slides and frames, then all depends on where the pistol has been and who had it the last 70+ years.
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    I often tell collectors to put originality at the top of their priority list, originality isn't something that can be restored. I've never seen a 1911 I didn't like.

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