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Auto-Ordnance 1911PKZ WWII Parkerized 45ACP

$539.10

SKU:
602686253017
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BRAND:

Kahr Arms

Manufacturer Number:
1911PKZSEW
Caliber:
45 ACP
Model:
1911
Unit of Measure:
Each
Classification:
Firearm

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Description

Out of the box, the Auto-Ordnance 1911 looks to be a newly manufactured twin to a World War II 1911A1 with some exceptions. The finish is similar to that used by the 1911 manufacturers during WWII, which was either a Parco-Lubrite finish, a manganese-based phosphating process used by Colt, or Parkerizing, which uses a zinc base. The Parker Rustproof Company of Detroit, Michigan developed both processes. The more familiar green-and-gray-hued finish fond on many U.S.WWII military arms came later.The grip panels are checked brown plastic and the arched mainspring housing has the obligatory lanyard loop. The sights are identical to the WWII guns, with small ramped front and square notch rear. The Auto-Ordnance uses a seven-round Metalform magazine with the normal flat-shelf follower but with an easily removable metal base plate. (The Metal Form Corporation made magazines during WWII, but I”m not sure if the current company and the historical company share a lineage.)

The slide serrations are slanted as is found on Drake-manufactured National Match slides and also the Colt Gold Cup model, rather than running vertically, as on the original. The ejection port window is lower (that is, larger) than on the WWII guns. The Auto-Ordnance 1911 uses a long, grooved 1911 trigger rather than the short, stamped 1911A1 trigger, and the frame is scalloped behind the triggerguard as is normal for 1911A1 pistols.Category : PistolsType : PistolAction : SingleCaliber : 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)Barrel Length : 5.0″Capacity : 7+1Safety : Thumb/Grip/Firing PinGrips : WoodSights : Blade Front, Drift Adjustable RearWeight : 39 ozFrame Finish : Black