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Mr. Holbrook,

What makes these different than the others? The only things apparent to me are the flat mainspring housings (which I find appealing) and the Navy markings...

As an aside, from the original 1851 Navy, seems everything marked "Navy" has the stuff I like- the flat MS housing lets me shoot these (hand to grip safety issue) but is hard to come by in my neck of the woods.

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Josh <><
 

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Hello,

Beautiful Trio!

I've read about the Navy Mags haveing the Lanyard, but, whats the word on the Flat Mainspring Housings?

Take Care,
THE SOCKMAN
 

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Hello,


I've read about the Navy Mags haveing the Lanyard, but, whats the word on the Flat Mainspring Housings?
The entire production run of the Model Of 1911 U.S. Army/Navy had flat mainspring housings, about 600,000 units. The first 125,000 were shipped with lanyard loop magazines, and they were deleted after that.

The M1911A1, starting in 1924 had the arched MSH also the other A1 mods were the short trigger, long tang on the grip safety and the finger cutouts on the frame behind the trigger opening...

The photo indicates the difference between the two models. All the parts are still interchangeable for the two models.

 
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