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#26 Bob Hudson

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:54 PM

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#27 Bob Hudson

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:55 PM

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:00 AM

Those .22 conversion units aren't. The conversion units had the floating chamber, Stevens rear sights and are marked "Conversion Unit." The wartime and pre-war CU's also have a serial number on the top of the slide in front of the rear sight. What you have are the top ends of two Colt Ace pistols which is a different animal. The USMC did buy a few CU's but no Ace pistols, as far as I know. There were a few shipped to the Navy and the USCG but they were never adopted as a standard.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:13 AM

Thanks - here's some closeups:







Chromed notched tools with the offset punch is for staking front sights on 1911s and maybe used for the plunger tube IIRC.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:06 AM

Those .22 conversion units aren't. The conversion units had the floating chamber, Stevens rear sights and are marked "Conversion Unit." The wartime and pre-war CU's also have a serial number on the top of the slide in front of the rear sight. What you have are the top ends of two Colt Ace pistols which is a different animal. The USMC did buy a few CU's but no Ace pistols, as far as I know. There were a few shipped to the Navy and the USCG but they were never adopted as a standard.

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Thanks - the conversion unit paperwork included tripped me up.

But I did find an account of Marine Corps use from Shooting Illustrated:

"Colt Ace

Quite unexpectedly, I ran into an old friend one day in the summer of 1957, on a training range at the Basic School in Quantico, VA.

I was about to start my formal military education on the pistol. In those long-ago times, the pistol was THE pistol—that’s U.S. Pistol, caliber .45, Model of 1911A1. This was the armament of every Marine officer and the Corps was insistent we all learn to manage the gun with some measure of skill. “We” means Basic School class 3-57, some 600 shiny new Second Lieutenants. On that first afternoon, we were marched onto the firing line and were ceremoniously assigned a firing point. Range staff had already placed a pistol on the bench at each point. I was surprised to see a small box of ammunition—50 .22 LR cartridges next to each handgun.

We were going to begin pistol training with .22s. Actually, this was smart, because it was much cheaper to do the great amount of shooting necessary to produce a decent marksman. For new shooters, the reduced noise and almost non-existent recoil also helped. So it was to be rimfires for our first few days, but what handgun? As I recall, the right side of that 50-point firing line had Colt Woodsman Target Models, a nice little pistol I never liked. The other half of the line had Colt Aces, a handgun with which I was well acquainted.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:54 AM

Those .22 conversion units aren't. The conversion units had the floating chamber, Stevens rear sights and are marked "Conversion Unit." The wartime and pre-war CU's also have a serial number on the top of the slide in front of the rear sight. What you have are the top ends of two Colt Ace pistols which is a different animal. The USMC did buy a few CU's but no Ace pistols, as far as I know. There were a few shipped to the Navy and the USCG but they were never adopted as a standard.

Regards,
Kevin Williams

Thanks for the info...I learned something today! :D

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:04 AM

WOW, FS
Business is good! :lol:

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:11 AM

WOW, FS
Business is good! :lol:


Well the spending part of is anyway....

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:38 AM

What you have are the top ends of two Colt Ace pistols which is a different animal. The USMC did buy a few CU's but no Ace pistols, as far as I know. There were a few shipped to the Navy and the USCG but they were never adopted as a standard. Regards, Kevin Williams


Kevin:

You are distinguishing the pre-war Colt .22 Ace pistols from the Colt .22 Service Model Ace pistols, right?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:49 AM

Here's some nice firearms accessories, all from Boyt:

1943 USMC Contract -

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:50 AM

1944 dyed black in the 1950's -

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:51 AM

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:00 PM

Kevin:

You are distinguishing the pre-war Colt .22 Ace pistols from the Colt .22 Service Model Ace pistols, right?

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Charlie



Yes, correct.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:28 AM

I love this piece: no idea what it's for:


That Plate was used on GMC small arms repair trucks. Seen on the shop bodied CCKW as well as the COE AFKWX 1 1/2 ton 4x4. Very nice find as these are seldom found and have even been reproduced in small numbers.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:40 AM

What a great find. Does the stock have any inspection stamps on it? It appears you have a box of M1 and 1903 parts.

You also have the inspection gages to include headspace gages which are worth some money, also is that a brass cleaning rod I see.

I recommend that you post these items on the CMP web site for sale.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:05 AM

I'm actually looking for a M1 rifle recoil spring and see you have several...
If you're selling, I would like to get one...

Thanks

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

I'm actually looking for a M1 rifle recoil spring and see you have several...
If you're selling, I would like to get one...

Thanks



Ah, it is in springtime, when a young man's fancy turns to .... springs.

Here's the springs I have - tell me what you want and what you want to pay and I'll try to find a cheap way to ship it.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:59 PM

Ah, it is in springtime, when a young man's fancy turns to .... springs.

Here's the springs I have - tell me what you want and what you want to pay and I'll try to find a cheap way to ship it.

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An M1 operating rod spring should measure aprox. 19 1/2 to 20 1/4 inches long.Those appear to be a little short looking at the measure.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:09 PM

An M1 operating rod spring should measure aprox. 19 1/2 to 20 1/4 inches long.Those appear to be a little short looking at the measure.


Thanks - those in that big bundle are 15 inches long.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:25 PM

I got around to sorting through those boxes and made nice neat photos of mystery metal.










Those are to guage the gas cylinder on an M1 Garand for wear.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:27 PM

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M1 Garand trigger and sears.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:36 AM

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the big long bar triggers for for an M1919 .30cal MG.


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