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|02-18-2020, 03:42 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2005
#2 son picked up a Heinz 1911. Colt slide, 1911A1 frame with a 1911 hammer & & grip safety, looks like an arsenal rebuild. Inspector stamps GHD on left of frame, P below magazine catch, very faint crossed cannons in a circle on right side opposite safety. US property stamps, long serial number, parkerized finish.
I was never a collector, anyone have a clue who might have made the frame? Springfield?
|02-18-2020, 10:39 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
You beat me to it. = Darn it.
(I actually knew that answer, though I know few such answers.)
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|02-19-2020, 06:46 AM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Guy H. Drewry Brig. General was Army Inspector of Ordnance from June, 1942 till July, 1945.
The serial number may be the easiest way to determine who made the frame. Following that line, here's a a site that may help. Also note, any serial number starting or ending with a C is a Colt commercial pistol, not military issue.
Info on Drewry:
Last edited by csmkersh; 02-19-2020 at 07:40 AM.
|02-20-2020, 04:09 PM||#7|
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: "Close, but no donut!"