And once the 1911 pattern started there was a multitude of little differences – different checkering on the mag release and hammer spur – differences in hammer shape – and these didn’t happen all at once – Colt didn’t just change something one day then everything from there on was a different “style” – they would use up spare parts until they were gone – for instance – different hammers started showing up in about 1917 /18 but the originals kept turning up on pistols through the 1920’s – and so on . . .
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!