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As I told you guys in another post, my son found an old COLT 1911 at his girl friends house(which she gave him).
I am a bit perplexed by some of the markings on this gun and you guys are the best I know.
I'll list some of the info and hopefully you boys can tell me the meaning.:flag:

I looked up the serial no. on the PROOFHOUSE website.
According to them, 7486 serial no. was built in 1912, however;
1.) the last patent date on the slide reads 1913,
2.) E.E.C. on the frame is code for inspector who worked for Remington 1917-18;

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That is so cool and I am so jealous.

AD
 

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That's what I thought at first, Grinder. And it may well be as I haven't the chance to tear it down yet.
Aren't the old military Colts supposed to have all parts marked with a serial number?
I must say this, on inspection of the gun proper, the patina is exact. If it was rebuilt, it was done a long time ago.
Hopefully I can tear it down this Sunday as I've nothing serious going on. I'll let you guys know what I find.:flag:
 

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Me too!!! AD.
I just gifted that boy a Ruger flat top .44 Mag for his b/day in April. It cost me $100 just for the period correct grips.
You'd think that young fella would have it in his heart to gift the .45 to me. Hahahahaha:rofl::flag:
 

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Remember with kids it always flows their way. Its kind of like a one way street.:arrow:
 

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Slide may not be original to frame . Its not unsual to see early 1911's with mixed, slides/frames
 

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That's what i'm think'n, Orlando. I'm yet to take it down as i'm very busy.
With the last patent date of 1913, and a believed production date of 1912, something doesn't jibe.:flag:
 

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If you send me some close up pics to my e-mail I can help you with what you have. PM sent
 

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What you have is a Remington UMC 1911 with a Colt slide. The letters "EEC" is a Remington inspector.
Please look closer and post and other stampings letters.
 

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Ok, Orlando, makes sense. I'll take pics of any other letters I can find as soon as I get a chance.
I'm spending a lot of time getting my little shop up and running(not to mention a lot of money) and trying to do this knife.
I'm tied up today, and going to Cleveland to pick up a belt sander Friday.:cry::flag:
 

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what area/part of Cleveland are you going to,I have a bunch of old files you're welcome to. I used to pick up large used files at Canfield swap meet and used them to break the edge of brake rotors when doing brakes. Now I use a conventional belt sander for one side and a small handheld belt sander for the other side.
 

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Not sure 10. I'll have to look at that Craigslist post again to get the town name.
I'll get back to you.:flag:


Fenn Rd. just NNE of Medina

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I'd love to get those old files from you. Do you have an old farriers rasp?
 

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I google image 'farriers rasp',no I don't have.

going to Cleveland is totally different than Medina,they're an hour apart on interstate 71.
 
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I didn't realize that, I thought they were very close.....sorry.:confused: :flag:
 

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In 3 weeks,26th or 27th,I'm planning(weather and all else permitting) on the Canfield automotive swap meet which is 6 miles from Lowellville,maybe then.
 

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Sounds good my friend. It's really like 16 miles but just say'n.
Let me know, brother, i'll meet you out there.:) :flag: