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Old July 16, 1999, 09:04 AM   #9
fal308
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If I recall correctly, early military 1911s came from the factory blued. They were parkerized when they came in for rebuilds. Don't recall when the changeover to factory parkerizing took place but I believe it was near the end of WWI or just after.
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