Where to find period correct WW1 1911 mags?


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Peter M. Eick
February 17, 2012, 09:02 PM
Ok, I now have a 1918 1911 Colt. Beautify gun and exactly what I wanted to remember Gramps with. One problem. Only one mag with it.

Where would I chase up some additional period correct magazines? Any one have any suggestions?

I hot to put in an order from some modern mags just to shoot it.

Thanks

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rklessdriver
February 17, 2012, 09:15 PM
Just so you know orginals can be expensive. I know of 3 good options.

1) I'd first look on gunbroker... This one is nice but kinda pricey.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=273623843

2) Call Curt Ferrell. He will have whatever mfgr in whatever condition you want.

http://fflgundealers.net/indian-river-collectibles.html

3) 1911 forum ocasionally has some in the classifieds.

Will

bullturkey
February 17, 2012, 09:16 PM
correct me if I am wrong. The original mags for that gun were a 2 tone finish with a lanyard loop. I do not believe colt followed that little piece of originality in their repro gun to start with.

rklessdriver
February 17, 2012, 09:59 PM
Not all WW1 mags were 2 tone and not all had the lanyard loop.
Will

Peter M. Eick
February 18, 2012, 12:16 PM
$195 for a magazine? Wow!

Ok, maybe I will live with non period correct mags.

I will hit the next collector gun show and see what I find but for $195 a mag, I can deal with my PII mags that have the bumper on the bottom. Those are more expensive than SIG 210 mags.

Pilot
February 18, 2012, 01:08 PM
I'd get the new Colt mags that were made for the 01918 WWI Repro. They do NOT have a lanyard loop, but you can get some from another source that does. I forget where though.

rcmodel
February 18, 2012, 01:13 PM
If only we had known.

Back in the 60's we used to grind those lanyard loops off of the old 1911 surplus mags.
Cause they hurt when doing Jeff Cooper inspired slam-bang reloads!

I'd be rich now if I still had all of them in unmolested condition.

rc

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