My new CMP 1911 A1

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by Robert Masters, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Robert Masters

    Robert Masters New Member

    Jul 1, 2020
    New to the forum, but I've owned 1911's for a while. Got my CMP 1911 about two weeks ago, this was Service Grade. Remington slide over an Ithaca frame. I'm assuming this was a pistol assembled from GI parts. Is it possible this is how it left the factory a frame. Made in 1943 best I can tell. Any input appreciated. Thanks

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  2. robs9

    robs9 Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2015
    Nice looking!

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  3. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Nice looking!
    Welcome from Western Colorado! :D
  4. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Welcome aboard from east Missouri! If you push the full image button, everyone can enjoy your beauty!

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  5. Lakeman45

    Lakeman45 Active Member

    May 15, 2017
    When the pistols were rebuilt they were stripped down to the individual parts, with the parts not meeting spec being discarded and the other parts sent to rebuild. No attempt was made to keep the original parts together, with the rebuilds being made up from random refinished original parts or new replacement small parts.

    The receiver is from March/April, 1943.
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  6. LEO918

    LEO918 Death Valley, Arizona.

    Jun 7, 2020
    Welcome to the forum from Arizona. Colt 1911 1-12-18.jpg
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  7. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Yes, welcome to the forum from Montana. Congratulations on the CMP 1911-A1
  8. Robert Masters

    Robert Masters New Member

    Jul 1, 2020
  9. Jim w.

    Jim w. Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2016
    Yup. Just because it isn't factory original does not mean it is not real USGI. I have read of people jumping on the CMP bandwagon, getting a perfectly authentic refurbished "mixmaster" and searching for parts to make it "correct." Which is an expensive project that the established collectors will look down their noses at as they point out wear and finish discrepancies.
  10. Robert Masters

    Robert Masters New Member

    Jul 1, 2020
    This is my good 1911, made May, 1918, Colt letter says it shipped to Springfield Arsenal.

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