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Frame is a 1911. Whether or not everything else matches would take someone more expert than I. Looks like a nice solid piece anyway. Colts are pretty easy to date from the S/N.

There have been reproduction 1911 frames made in recent years.
 

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Ok thats Better...wow...You have a 1918 colt 1911, and by the finish on it , it appears to be an Arsenal rework.(Parkerized) still a great find today...
Rich

Oh, and some of the parts have been changed from Original and the Grips are replacement grips...
Can I ask How much you paid ???
 

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well...Book Value is around 550.00 for a re-work, but in todays Market depending on region 700.00 would be max I would pay for one.
IF that gun was not re-done, it would be worth 4-5 times that...
I hope it is a Good shooter for you !!!
Rich
 

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It has some mixed parts,short trigger, long grip safety, long hammer spur, plastic grips are of the A1 type. The flat mainspring housing is 1911.The rear sight looks like a late replacement, but the front sight looks original.The parkerized finish indicates a rebuild, but it is a 1911 frame. $700 is still a very good deal. A Colt rebuild around me would be close to $1000.I believe the slide is early also, but I am not sure of that.
 

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Can someone tell if I should put these parts on this Colt or leave it alone it my shooter and If I put them on will I screw It up. It would bring it back a little more to original .
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If you are keeping it to shoot, keep the parts put away, and leave it like it is...It wont hurt a thing.
If you are Re-selling it, it will bring a Higher price with the original parts back in it.
Rich
 
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