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Front strap serrations.......

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by faawrenchbndr, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Anyone know the first year Colt put front strap serrations on a pistol?
    The first model was the National Match, correct?
     

  2. I've no idea, but now I'm curious.
     
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  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I'm guessing early to mid sixties. Tried searching on the web, google, could not find it.
     
  4. bac1023

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    Its whenever the first Gold Cup style NM became available.

    Wasn't it late 50's? :dunno:
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Thanks Brian,.......Colt GCNM introduced in 1957. :supergrin:
     
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  6. bac1023

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    Cool - thought '57 or '58. :cool:

    Mine was 10 years later. ;)

    Strangly, only the box was labeled "Gold Cup" on these pre series 70 guns. It doesn't state it anywhere on the pistol itself.


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  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Thanks Brian,.......nice lookin Colt, classic lines, shine in all the right places, just like a 57 Nomad!
     
  8. bac1023

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    Thanks Greg.

    I appreciate the kind words.
     
  9. For production on a "normal gun" around Sept. of 1957 I think with Gold Cup serial number 26-NM. Find that at an estate sale for $1K in decent shape, then go buy a lotto ticket and see if you can win again. And yes, "Gold Cup" was not roll marked on the slide of the gun till 1970
     
  10. Hokie1911

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    What's the MSH on your Miller? Is it serrated like the front?
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    No,.......I was a but odf a DA when I had Bob build it.
    I asked for a 20 LPI Smith & Alexander MSH. Did not even think of ordering a blank and have it serrated to match the front strap.

    The heel was also slightly beveled/blended so a stock one would stick out like
    a sore thumb.
    The 20 LPI does ensure a good grip though,.....so it's all good! :supergrin:

    I do believe my EMP will get serrations & other tweaks by Bob. I Just need to get it on his schedule.
     
  12. Hokie1911

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    I just ask because I handled a S&W E-Series bobtail a while back and didn't like the serrated MSH at all. Grip in my palm was non-existent.
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Makes sense,.....overall the 20 LPI works very well on the msh
     
  14. bac1023

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    No doubt :)