Which is a true and faithful replica of the WWI colt 1911...01911 or the 01918?

Which is a true and faithful replica of the WWI colt 1911...01911 or the 01918?

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    Which is a true and faithful replica of the WWI colt 1911...01911 or the 01918?

    Hello everyone,
    This may come off as a dumb question to some but the reason i am asking it is because im getting into collecting certain types of war relics and related firearms. I want to to know which 1911 replica is a completely faithful reproduction of the WWI 1911. I have heard that the 01918 colt is the true replica of the original WWI 1911...is this true? If so, what is the difference between the colt 01918 replica and the colt 01911 replica. I hope this thread gets lots of feedback from everyone in generally but more so the 1911 enthusiasts out there. Any feedback from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyrh9 View Post
    ...what is the difference between the colt 01918 replica and the colt 01911 replica.
    Their finish is the only difference. Both are decent replicas representing different "time frames" in the same year of production Colt chose to replicate (1918), neither are exact reproductions or true clones.

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    Ahhhhh...!!! Those look an awful like 1911s to me.
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    Great addition OD. Love those PICS.

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    I think Colt did an excellent job, considering they had to take a big step backwards in time to recreate the looks of these pistols, seeing as how the original guns have not been made since 1924.

    You're very welcome QK, and thank you, Sir.
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    There are only 2 commercial replicas on the market that are even close to the originals. The Colt 1918 version of the 1911 and the USFA version of the 1911A1. The colt is closest to a black army. The USFA can be had with Army or Navy markings and it has old style nitre blueing on the slide stop, trigger, safety.
    The Colt is about $1000.
    The USFA is about $2000.

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    If you know what you are looking at, the USFA version isn't a copy of any M1911 or M1911A1 that was made, they are great looking pistols to be sure, but they aren't replicas. The pistol is a cross between a 1910, a 1911 and a 1911A1.

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    that why i said "that are even close to the originals". Everything else made is not even close.

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    Yep, only the Colt's are anywhere near close to originals.
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