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Old January 4, 2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Source for 1911A1 WWII Parts

I have a SA "GI" and I would like to replace a few parts to help make it appear more "authentic".
I've already replaced the trigger and hammer from parts I've found on eBay, and now I'm looking for a checkered (or knurled) arched mainspring housing with lanyard loop, checkered mag release, short/checkered manual safety, and slide stop.

I understand there are several variations of these parts and was wondering if any of you may have a source other than eBay or GunBroker.

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Old January 4, 2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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Try Jim Shaffer 412 672 6830 (Pgh.)
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Old January 4, 2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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Old January 4, 2012, 03:21 PM   #4
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PM me if you can't find a USGI arched mainspring housing.
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Old January 4, 2012, 05:33 PM   #5
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Checkered MS housings might be a tough or costly one. I have a few Colt safetys with decent parkerizing.

Amhearst Depot has genuine surplus parts. Maybe not WWII , but late contract parts.

Bill Ricca ( is one of the foremost authorities and top dealers of genuine USGI parts.
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Old January 4, 2012, 08:23 PM   #6
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Smith & Alexander sell arched, checkered mainspring housings with the GI type lanyard loop.

Colt sells checkered magazine catches.

Midway sell a checkered Les Baer slide stop:
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