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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:08 pm 
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I have a 1911 Springfield Armory .45ACP. 1915 production S/N 107XXX. WWI era Colt slide. WWI Remington UMC barrel circa 1918. US Property marked. Parkerized finish. WWII reissue. Several WWII magazines.

I was researching this gun today and found an identical one on a gun auction site, except it had a 1914 receiver and WWII barrel. The description stated that this combination was a proper mismatch per Clawson.

As I don't have access to Clawson's books, I was wondering if anyone can explain what a proper mismatch gun is?

Photos of mine can be seen at:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:00 pm 
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I've not read Clawson, either, but a semi-educated guess would be the guns are "correct" collector-wise to the extent that they were assembled from more or less original parts by what you might call "government-approved" armorers.

Serial numbers and/or other markings and/or certain parts might not "match," but everything else does. (More or less...)

"Re-issue" was preceeded by such reworking, typically at government arsenals, many times throughout US military history, so there are other examples of such parts guns that pass muster in collector circles (e.g., arsenal re-worked "artillery" Colt SAAs).

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:49 pm 
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I appreciate the feedback. The gun was reworked at the Augusta Arsenal. So I guess its more or less a parts gun. :(

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:39 am 
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Would anyone willing to venture a gun show retail price for this?

Would it be worth more sold separately as a receiver, barrel, and slide?

Thanx,

Don

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