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    Does that have a mainspring housing or is it just 1 piece on the rear?

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    Not for sure, but I think it's a one piece grip.

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    Flat

    Old school ...... ..... flat

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    You're a World War I veteran?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Wright
    You're a World War I veteran?

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    Mr. Wright, To whom are you asking sir...? not sure if you were askin' me or someone else..?

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    rustycompas,
    I was alluding to your remark that you were of "the old school" as the World War I vintage 1911 had the flat mainspring housing. The 1911A1 has had the arched mainspring housing since about 1921 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Wright
    rustycompas,
    I was alluding to your remark that you were of "the old school" as the World War I vintage 1911 had the flat mainspring housing. The 1911A1 has had the arched mainspring housing since about 1921 or so.

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    No Sir,
    I didn't intend to mislead... But, I'm afraid I can't claim to be a member of the "the Greatest Generation" / Brave men of W.W. I. That was a little before my time, I didn't get here the 1960's. I jus' used that phase because I really appreciate the older 1911's ... beautiful weapons.
    thankyou.........................
    I can't image what that must have been like.... WW I
    .. ALL VETS

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    flat/arched

    I own several examples of both, and it makes absolutely no difference to me. I couldn't tell you which is on which gun. Get an electronic timer, a bunch of targets, and a pile of ammunition, and see if you can detect any difference in speed or accuracy. I couldn't.

    One thing I don't like is sharp checkering on mainspring housings. They abrade my skin. I like the Pachmayr rubber housings, but I don't care if they are flat or arched.

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