View Full Version : Thompson Auto Ord. 1911 Ques.

02-27-2012, 06:50 AM
Can someone tell me if this gun is pre or post Kahr. I am thinking about trading him my CW45 for it. Good Idea or not? http://www.armslist.com/posts/316515


02-27-2012, 07:03 AM
That looks like a pre-Kahr gun. My 1911 has different roll markings on the slide.

02-27-2012, 07:29 AM
Thats what I was thinking but I'm not sure

04-05-2012, 07:28 PM
Thats a early West Hurley AO gun. It has been built from some Mil surp parts on a Essex frame & slide. If it has "Colt 45ACP" stamped on top of the barrel, it was made in 81-83 (up to E04000 SN). If it has no stamp there, be prepared to get a better barrel. These early guns were very good but bad parts came in to play on the latter guns made after that SN range.