SA 1911 - more than 1 serial number???

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    SA 1911 - more than 1 serial number???

    On a SA 1911 from 1995 is the serial number stamped anywhere else other than the outside of the gun (inside the slide, mag well, etc.)

    A friend of mine got his stolen and the crooks attempted to scratch off the serial number on the outside - looks horrible. Can he get it restamped, reissued, fixed cosmetically, or is there a serial number somewhere else?

    I know it is a weird question but I thought some of you may know.

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    That's the only number, he should contact Springfield and see what they can do for him.

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    The frame CAN be re-serial numbered with the exact same serial number but it must meet the ATF location, depth, & height requirements.

    The guidelines should be on the ATF web site or call your local ATF office.

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    I'm sure the manufacturer would be able to grind it down (legally and professionally), and then restamp it to specs. I'm sure to get it looking top notch it will require a full refinish.
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    Contact springfield, They will fix everything for you the samething happened to a friend of mine.
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    Look at the inside of the slide behind the ejection port. Some higher end Springers have the serial number engraved in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    The frame CAN be re-serial numbered with the exact same serial number but it must meet the ATF location, depth, & height requirements.

    The guidelines should be on the ATF web site or call your local ATF office.
    They can also assign the pistol a *new* serial.

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    Thumbs up Thanks OD

    - As Always ~ your helpful addition much appreciated.

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    You're quite welcome, Sir.
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    thanks guys this was a big help! +1 to you all

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