Originally Posted by LTCSZ
Nothing at all stamped on the frame...Guess I'm out of luck...It's a real early model, Serial Number 480XXX, so maybe it is just too old...Thanks for the help!
The serial has no prefix? Mine is a 15- and its a relaively early model mk 1.
If you have a no prefix serial you indeed have a very early model. If you want aftermarket grips for it start your search now.
We have a resident grip maker here. Woodnut. His name is Carl Wallace and he owns/operates CW Grips out of Diamondhead Missouri. He specializes in 1911 grip panels but can copy any flat backed grip out fo ANY kind of wood you can dream of.
Heres a link to his gallery
You might shoot him a PM and see what he can do for you. All youd need to do is send him your current grips and select a type of wood and inform him of any changes you might want dimensionally that are feasable. Carl is good folk, he will take care of you.