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#1 Clayton

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:51 PM

Hello Gents:

Could anyone tell me, is this is a .45 automatic pistol clip? I don't know very much about firearms and I had a .45 automatic with an extra clip that went missing years ago. I think I found the extra clip in a box in my garage. But I'm not sure.

Could anyone verify this is a .45 automatic pistol clip?

Many thanks,

Clay

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Edited by Charlie Flick, 15 April 2011 - 11:27 AM.


#2 doyler

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:00 PM

Looks like the 45 auto clip to me,Any markings on the base extension??(R,G,S etc)

#3 OLDNAVYNUKESPOOK

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:02 PM

Clay-
Yes, it's a magazine for a 1911A1 .45ACP. Is there any nomenclature stamped into the bottom of the base or a letter stamped on the top portion of the base?

#4 Clayton

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:04 PM

There are no marking whatsoever. Is that unusual on a clip like this?

Best regards,

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Clay-
Yes, it's a magazine for a 1911A1 .45ACP. Is there any nomenclature stamped into the bottom of the base or a letter stamped on the top portion of the base?



#5 OLDNAVYNUKESPOOK

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 04:27 AM

No markings on the upper side of the baseplate indicate that this was not made by any of the WWII contractors. IMHO, your mag is probably only worth about $10.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:37 AM

[quote name='Clayton' date='Apr 13 2011, 10:04 PM' post='795206']
There are no marking whatsoever. Is that unusual on a clip like this?

WW2 contractors marked their mags with a letter stamped (some times very lightly) on the upperside of the baseplate protrustion (toe). Check carefully as the letter may be difficult to spot. The letters used were: G, L, R, and S.

#7 kriegsmodell

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:30 AM

WW2 contractors marked their mags with a letter stamped (some times very lightly) on the upperside of the baseplate protrustion (toe). Check carefully as the letter may be difficult to spot. The letters used were: G, L, R, and S.
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Can someone here advise the maker's for the G, L, R, & S letters? Also, are there similar "letter codes" on the earlier vintage magazines?

#8 hawkdriver

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:10 AM

It appears from your picture that the magazine is parkerized, if so, that definitely makes it a late model magazine.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:55 AM

That's right, it is a magazine, not a clip. There is too big of a difference to let that go by.

#10 Fly USMC

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:56 AM

That's right, it is a magazine, not a clip. There is too big of a difference to let that go by.



Thank You, I was wondering how long it would take some one to not only use, but identify the correct term.

#11 Misanthropic_Gods

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:26 AM

Thank You, I was wondering how long it would take some one to not only use, but identify the correct term.


Ha ha, I noticed it right away, actually..thats what made me click on the thread :P

As others have stated, its a 1911 magazine. Wish I could help more with the identification...but hey..maybe I will learn something from this thread , ill keep an eye on it

#12 Clayton

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:33 PM

Hello Again Gents:

Now I see the "R" stamp. I was looking on the bottom of the plate but it was on the upper side. This magazine is blued for sure, my photo might be a little off color.

I never collected firearms and its obvious I don't know anything about them. But I am learning a lot from this thread and I appreciate all of the answers I have received.

Many thanks,
Clay

Ha ha, I noticed it right away, actually..thats what made me click on the thread :P

As others have stated, its a 1911 magazine. Wish I could help more with the identification...but hey..maybe I will learn something from this thread , ill keep an eye on it



#13 Clayton

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:41 PM

By the way, what WWII maker does the "R" indicate?

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:39 AM

By the way, what WWII maker does the "R" indicate?


"R" stands for Risdon Mfg. Co. Naugatuck, Conn. Your magazine was made during WW2 for Ithaca, Remington Rand, or Union Switch and Signal M1911A1's. It is a collectable and probably worth around $40-$50 bucks in my neck of the woods.

Edited by hink441, 15 April 2011 - 05:41 AM.


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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:35 PM

Hello Again Gents:

Many thanks for this information.


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