1924 transitional 1911 barrel

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by 1644, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. 1644

    1644 Member

    Oct 27, 2018
    when the first 10,000 pieces of the transitional 1924 changes to the 1911 were made,
    the barrels were coded with a 'k' on the bottom in front of the leg.
    A few years ago I bought several 1911 barrels from a deceased gunsmith's estate.
    a short while ago I sold the barrels for about $50 each. But the last one nobody
    wanted because the bore was not shinny enough. Recently I noted the 'k' under the barrel
    and searched for it's meaning. Which I found in 'coolgunsite.com' It was a barrel, I think ,
    installed in the first 10,000 1924 transitional 1911s with serial number beginning at
    7000000. That's when the 1911A1 started.
    My point is, I sold it last week for $325. So, don't knock it because it don't shine...…..

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