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19 hours ago, suwanneetrader said:

Alum color it has some white paint on grip and brownish elsewhere but most probably not original.  Here some pics, also the trigger and hammer spur broken off.  The bbl is 4 1/2 inches.  The weight is about right for a real Peacemaker.  There are round recesses in grip put there for a design ?? original ???  Do not know.  Richard

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Nice example, even shows color.  Interesting that the narrow parts seem to be the ones that break off.

Thanks, Al


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On 5/13/2020 at 3:49 PM, hirsca said:

I picked up one of these 1950-60's Lytle Toy Co. cast aluminum 1911's a while back.  It was in a WW2 Enger-Kress M3 shoulder holster that I bought.  Weighing in at 1.5 pounds, it has enough heft to work for a reenactor or just to keep a holster in shape.  Hammer has been broken off unfortunately.  Not sure if painting it the approriate colors works on aluminum.  Anyone had an experience with painting aluminum?

Thanks, Al

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Here are the results of my first attempt at painting.  Not bad if I say so myself.  Used flat black on metal and satin dark brown on the grips.  The grips are a little too shiny for me, but I couldn't find flat dark brown.  If I can find it, I'll repaint.  CAUTION:  Do not tape over with the removeable painters' tape until the paint is way past the drying time shown on the can.  Even then , try to use the lightest pressure possible when applying the tape.  And paint the grips first.

 

Thanks, Al

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One last post.  looking for things to keep occupied during the stay at home orders, I decided to try to reconstruct the missing portion of the hammer.  I first drilled a hole into the stub of the hammer.  I then super glued a short potion of a small nail to add stability to the extension.  Using one of my favorite products--JB Weld--in two separate steps 24 hours apart, I built up enough JB Weld to allow me to trim excess with my Dremel Moto-Tool to form the hammer spur.  Not perfect by any means, but looks good enough when in the M3 holster.  Before and after.

 

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HI Al:

 

No reason why, with proper surface preparation, you could not paint an aluminum dummy gun.  Just about every airplane that has flown since 1941 was aluminum, and most of them were painted.  The bigger issue is the body work needed on the busted hammer.  You can build it up with Bondo and then sand it.

 

Regards,

Charlie


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1 hour ago, Charlie Flick said:

HI Al:

 

No reason why, with proper surface preparation, you could not paint an aluminum dummy gun.  Just about every airplane that has flown since 1941 was aluminum, and most of them were painted.  The bigger issue is the body work needed on the busted hammer.  You can build it up with Bondo and then sand it.

 

Regards,

Charlie

  Hi Charlie:

 

Yup--did just that on the hammer, only with JB Weld.  Good to hear from you.

 

Al


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Looks pretty good to me! Nice job. 


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8 hours ago, mikie said:

Looks pretty good to me! Nice job. 

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I have a similar m/1911 dummy aluminum gun that has RIA in very small letters on it.  Bought it in an antique shop in NW Ill.  The owner said it came from a local who had worked at Rock Island Arsenal and it was used in the leather shop as a holster gauge.  I never got around to questioning RIA Museum when I have visited there.  

illinigander

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1 hour ago, illinigander said:

I have a similar m/1911 dummy aluminum gun that has RIA in very small letters on it.  Bought it in an antique shop in NW Ill.  The owner said it came from a local who had worked at Rock Island Arsenal and it was used in the leather shop as a holster gauge.  I never got around to questioning RIA Museum when I have visited there.  

illinigander

Sounds very interesting.  Can you show us some pictures?

 

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When I was in ArmyJROTC in 1969-72  officers carried similar 1911s

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On 5/30/2020 at 9:58 AM, illinigander said:

Al- I will PM you.

illinigander

 

Here are the pictures of illinigander's 1911.

 

Al

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