Can you tell the difference

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by Silver72, May 1, 2004.

  1. Silver72

    Silver72 Member

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    Nov 5, 2005
    Central Texas
    Here is how you can tell the difference between the various manufactures of 1911A1 guns just by looking at the roll marks. Picture courtsey of another collector.


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  2. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    In addition, I believe both Ithaca and Remington Rand used two different rollmarks during their manufacture of the A1.

    I know that RR used three different name & address rollmarks on their slides.
     

  3. Silver72

    Silver72 Member

    565
    Nov 5, 2005
    Central Texas
    Yes, RR slides are referred to as type 1,2 and 3. The M 1911A1 marks, the style and spacing of the letter characters, can determine the maker.

    When I carried this one I didn't know doodle 'd squat about them. Often wondered what the make was.

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  4. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
  5. Silver72

    Silver72 Member

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    Nov 5, 2005
    Central Texas
    Those were years long ago, 50s in the winter wonder land of the far east.
     
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