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Can you tell the difference

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

  1. Silver72

    Silver72 New Member

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    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*

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    Minn-eeee-sota, ya, sure, you bet!
    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

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    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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    Cool pic, Silver!
  5. Silver72

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    Those were years long ago, 50s in the winter wonder land of the far east.
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