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Identifying USGI 1911 individual parts.

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by ApacheCoTodd, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Member

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    I don't seem to be able to find ANY of my reference books like Harrison's Collector's Guide for the 1911. I just found a WWII refurbed 1911 and wanted to ID the individual parts. Figured I'd get something on the internet but so far, no joy.

    Can anyone lead me to a clear breakdown for identifying parts makers for the Government 1911?

    I've tried "COOLGUNSITE" but would appreciate other options.

    Thanks, Todd.
     
  2. entropy

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    Numrich has schematics, then there's the good ol' TM.
     
  3. mag1911

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    If you have some time to react this is a great deal:

    http://www.coolgunsite.com/ccorderform.htm

    Karl's CD has photos (I haven't counted them but there might be thousands) and Mr. Clawson's book is the best available if Karl has any left.
     
  4. Jim Watson

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    Mr Clawson's 'Collector's Guide', the "little book" mentions a few subcontractors. I trust the big book has more, but it now costs nearly as much as the gun itself because he would never approve another printing.
     
  5. mag1911

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    The Collector's Guide has many of the best "just parts" photos shown in the big book. The big book has larger photos and more of them.

    The Scott Meadows series of books also has good parts photos and much cheaper to purchase.

    Sam Lisker's coltautos.com has good photos.
    http://www.coltautos.com/1911ci.htm
    http://www.coltautos.com/1911a1ci.htm

    I wouldn't use the Harrison book alone to make a decision. It has errors and line drawings aren't as useful as actual photos of actual parts.

    Someone here might be able to help you if you post some clear photos of the parts you need identified.
     
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  6. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Member

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    Thanks fellas. Still looking for subcontractor parts info. I know I have at least three different books.... somewhere.


    Todd.
     

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