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Colt - Special Military Issue??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mossberg88, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Mossberg88

    Mossberg88 Well-Known Member

    First off, happy new year and I apologize if this has already been covered.

    I have heard of a military issued Colt 1911, that had a 'pitted' or studded grip, mainly on the trigger guard front side. Apparently there were only several of these made?

    I am new to the 1911 world, can anyone shed some light on this model/edition for me?
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Never heard of it, especially on a COlt military gun.

    But a squared & checkered trigger guard, and sometimes even with a finger hook welded on was a popular fashon statement on custom competation guns during the 1960's through the early 80's.

    Colt didn't make any GI 1911A1's like that for the military though that I ever heard of.

    You might be thinking of the failed Colt Double Eagle .45 with the trigger guard hook??

    But it was never a military gun either.

  3. KenW.

    KenW. Well-Known Member

    That "failed" Colt Double Eagle took me through the police academy and into my 5th year as a cop. It was never treated fairly.:cuss:
  4. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

  5. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    Many and wonderful changes were made to ex-GI pistols when they went on the surplus market after the war. So you might find about anything on a pistol marked U.S. Army Model 1911 or Model 1911A1. That does not mean those features were there to begin with or while the pistol was in service.

  6. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    There were also similar modifications like that done to M1911's that were used by the Army Marksmanship Unit for target competition.

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