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Post by festersam on Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:55 am

I just got this 1969 Colt Government and was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to who the smith may have been who built this. I'll attach pics. The only marking I found were the initials "F.G.M. 69" on the barrel
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Post by BE Mike on Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:27 am

The stippling looks like Clark "tiger tooth". If you take off the slide and look at the firing pin housing, it may have some markings on it.
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Post by spursnguns on Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:36 am

Hello,

They are not "tiger teeth" in their current state.  Someone has taken a file to the front strap.

Nonetheless, I believe Jim Clark marked the slides.  What is the stamp on the front of the bushing?

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Post by festersam on Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:00 pm

the stamp on the front of the bushing is cursive and I think it says "Micro"
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Post by Jon Eulette on Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:15 pm

Any stampings on disconnector rail inside the slide? All Clarks are marked there. Does top of barrel have barrel make; Colt?
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Post by festersam on Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:17 pm

Jon Eulette wrote:Any stampings on disconnector rail inside the slide? All Clarks are marked there. Does top of barrel have barrel make; Colt?
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I'll check, but yes the barrel is marked Colt

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Post by jglenn21 on Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:56 pm

micro is simply the brand of the bushing
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Post by festersam on Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:09 pm

jglenn21 wrote:micro is simply the brand of the bushing
yup

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Post by spursnguns on Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:58 pm

Yes;  the O.P. posted this query on another forum and I couldn't read the stamp in those photographs.

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Post by xringdave on Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:03 pm

Built by a gunsmith named Fred Miller from southern Calif. He built 1911's in the 60's and 70's.
 Have a NM Gold Cup he did some work on.

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Post by festersam on Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:17 pm

well I live in southern California, and this is a 1969 gun so that matches. Mine does not have these on the slide however

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Post by Wobbley on Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:24 pm

It might not have been a complete build by miller but perhaps a re-do of an early Clark?
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Post by Jon Eulette on Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:07 pm

Doubtful that it was touched by Clark. Stippling is too nicely aligned/spaced. Clark just free handed them. Disconnector rail would have Clark stampings as well. Barrel bottom lugs are not typical of Clark fit.
I've never heard of Miller. I started BE in 89 in So Cal and have never heard of him until now. Xringdave verified his existence lol.
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