Mainspring Housing


Mainspring Housing: (Click on images for larger versions)
The first mainspring houses on Colts where smooth and flat. Here are the variations found by manufacturer:
Figure 1/2 - Colt Model 1911 has a Smooth and flat mainspring housing. Same for Springfield, UMC, and North American.
Figure 3/4 -Early Colt 1911A1s have checkering on the back of their arched mainspring housings, totaled 26 +/- 1 lines.
Figure 5 - Late Colt has a total of 7 ribs on the arched mainspring housing
Figure 6A & 6B - US&S has coarse checkered and is blued.
Figure 7 -1943
Ithaca has a coarse checkering like U.S.&S.
Figure 8 -1944/1945
Ithaca has grooved 7 ribs on a arched mainspring housing
Figure 9 -1942/1943
Remington Rand has a very fine checkering with over 36 lines on an arched mainspring housing. RR used the old Singer production equipment for their early production.
Figure 10 -
Late Remington Rand has 8 ribs on arched mainspring housing.
Figure 11 - Singer Production


M1911-Fig. 1

1911 to 1919


M1911-Fig. 2

1911 to 1919

Colt
1924 to 1944
Figure 3
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Colt
1924 to 1944
Figure 4
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Colt
1944/45
Figure 5
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US&S
1943
Figure 6A
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US&S
1943
Figure 6B
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Ithaca
1943
Figure 7
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Ithaca
1944 to 1945
Figure 8
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Remington Rand
1942 and 1943
Figure 9
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Remington Rand 1944/45
Figure 10
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Singer
1941
Figure 11
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