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Author:  RedBall [ Tue Jan 09, 2007 16:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Colt 1911 Grips

What is the correct grip pattern for the Colt .45? Ive got chequered and diamonds on mine at the moment. Ive bought one from Ryan and they are smooth.

Should I get just chequered grips??

History lesson please!!

Author:  commando sniper [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:31 am ]
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far as i know up until 42-43 the diamond grips were used, but from 43 onwards plastic grips were used as pictured here:

http://www.deactivated-guns.co.uk/detai ... 1911A1.htm

hope it helps :D

Paul.

Author:  woodlander [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:49 am ]
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The Bruni blankfirers come with big chunky and IMO quite ugly smooth grips.

I've just changed over the grips on my bruni to plastic chequered versions - not quite finished, still a few tweaks required:

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I got the secondhand grips off Ebay, from Canada, less than £13. It was a real fiddle to change them over as the screw holes were out of alignment and the little overlap on the left-side grip wouldn't hold the safety catch spring arrangement in place. I got over this by cutting some backing plates from a 'tin' box to which I epoxied the grips. The retaining screws go through the grips and the tin, and on the left-side the tin curves up around the safety spring arrangement and holds it in place.

PS: Warning to those (like me) inclined to fiddle: removing the grips may result in small springs flying off into the land of never to be found......

PS2: Paul, that's a lovely example of the real thing in that link of yours....

Author:  Bodge-Deep [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:02 am ]
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Got your loop on then okay Steve?... looks good.

My colts gonna wind up in the bin shortly... bloody thing won't work properly!
fire a shot & the slide dosen't return fast enough allowing the following case to pop up & jam & in some cases fling the unfired case right out and jam on the 3rd! CRAAAAAAAAAP!

Author:  woodlander [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:15 am ]
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Bodge-Deep wrote:
Got your loop on then okay Steve?... looks good.

My colts gonna wind up in the bin shortly... bloody thing won't work properly!
fire a shot & the slide dosen't return fast enough allowing the following case to pop up & jam & in some cases fling the unfired case right out and jam on the 3rd! CRAAAAAAAAAP!


Yes, thanks BD. Here's a link to the Bodge-Deep tutorial on fitting a rather natty lanyard loop:

http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22228&highlight=

Sorry to hear yours is playing up. Is it a problem with the main spring or something more complicated?

Author:  Bodge-Deep [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:21 am ]
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Dunno, probably something to do with it being made of parkerised chewing gum!

Author:  RedBall [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 17:10 pm ]
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Lots of oil mate will do the trick...treat em like real guns and they shouldnt let you down!!!

Thanks for the info Sniper...now to try and make a lanyard fit..they look so cool.....

Author:  commando sniper [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 22:20 pm ]
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oddly enough ive never used the lanyard loop.

45 looks good steve, looks like a late or post 43 model like mine :D

Paul.

Author:  woodlander [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 22:33 pm ]
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commando sniper wrote:
45 looks good steve, looks like a late or post 43 model like mine :D


It's meant to! I was quite taken by your deact when I saw it.... (.... and where's the 'green with envy smiley' when you want it????)

Author:  poacher [ Thu Jan 11, 2007 0:03 am ]
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Is the Bruni a better replica of the 1911 rather than a 1911A1? It's missing the hump at the lower rear of the grip. Smooth wood grips? I dont know thats why I'm asking.

Author:  woodlander [ Fri Jan 12, 2007 16:39 pm ]
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poacher wrote:
Is the Bruni a better replica of the 1911 rather than a 1911A1? It's missing the hump at the lower rear of the grip. Smooth wood grips? I dont know thats why I'm asking.


Good questions. You obviously know you're guns to have spotted the missing hump! Mind you being a horrible glossy black with all the BRUNI wording along the slide IMO detracts from it being a replica of either.

BTW when I referred to wider grips I should really have written thicker, as in the wood having a greater depth than the plastic ones I swapped for.

Back to the questions. I can't profess to being a Colt 1911 expert - far from it, I've mostly used the following image to guide me though I can't remember where it came from.

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Going by the comparison picture the Bruni isn't a particularly good replica of either the M1911 or the M1911A1.

For example, the Bruni has the shallower trigger and recessed trigger pull (3 and 6) of the M1911A1 but lacks its, as you say, hump (4). The Bruni doesn't have the quite distinctive lanyard ring of either model.

My Brit impression calls for a M1911A1 so I've modded the handgrips to make it as close to that as possible, imperfect though it is. TBH my airsoft gas blow-back is a much, much better replica but it doesn't go bang (well, not quite as loudly!!!).

Author:  jeffex [ Mon Jun 06, 2011 13:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Colt 1911 Grips

Need a grip for my Colt 1911, anyone can help?

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