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1911 Front-strap marking

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by RS7, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. RS7

    RS7

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    1 CAV NYC 33(one of the three's might be an 8). This is on a very old (1915) 1911. The pony is over the safety. 10xxxx serial. Clean with significant finish wear but no pitting (no sign of any buffing). Thoughts?
     
  2. Jim S.

    Jim S.

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    Military markings.
    Probably a cavalry reserve unit from New York.
    Just guessing but that is usually how military markings go.
    keep her oiled and take good care of it. Do not think of refinishing it and if you have to shoot it do not use any "hot" rounds in her.
    They were made for fairly low powered FMJ ammunition back then compared to what you find today.
     

  3. Nickpisp

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    Try the USGI sub-forum at 1911forum.com, they'll know more about it.
     
  4. bac1023

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    :agree:

    I'm not overly familiar with USGI 1911A1s.
     
  5. RS7

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    Thanks for the replies. It's not a 1911A1. It's a 1911.
     
  6. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    As said, go to 1911forums and post pictures in there. Someone there will be able to help you.
     
  7. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    Check your serial number here: http://www.proofhouse.com/

    Go to Colt serial numbers and it will tell you specifically where they sent them.
     
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