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I believe that both Sarco and Numrich have back plates, grip panels, top covers and latches. You should order them soon with the new watercooled front ends they might soon be gone.
 

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Is it the one with a safety?

ive got one and its either a 1917 or a 28 colt pistol back plate..seems the ones with a safety are hard to come buy..gregg
 

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For this particular part, Sarco is the best deal.
 

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Backplate Assy.

Thanks for posting that SARCO and GPC have the 1917A1 Backplate Assy. in stock! I ordered one from GPC as I usually get better service from them too. I do get their discount so the price should not be much higher than SARCO.

This will look good on my 1919 Water Cooled gun with "Ohioblacksheeps" Water Jacket.
 

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I got one a month or two ago from Sarco, it was new with the red plastic grips and marked Buffalo Arms. Nice, Very Nice. Hey, is there any top 1917 latches out there for less than $65 ? I am blueing and want a 17 because I believe it is steal and will not give the off color-help please. Hotch
 

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I believe Numrich has the top cover latch for around $18.00. I ordered some 1917 parts from them, I will post pictures when they arrive.
 

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The one's with safetys are '28 Colt/Browning...hard to come by.
 

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DRH said:
I believe Numrich has the top cover latch for around $18.00. I ordered some 1917 parts from them, I will post pictures when they arrive.
Thanks, I am heading for thier website right now. Hotch
 

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I had already sent back a gun parts back plate, it came stripped, but was advertised as an assembly. At that price it would have cost too much to add all the pieces. The girl on the phone tried to help, but said they didn' carry the assembly. I thought someone might have one they were not going to use, and would let it go. I've got all the pieces except the sight, and back plate to make a 1917 copy. That top cover shure looks bare without a sight. Hope someone comes up with something.
 

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Sights are coming. Hopefully by end of September. Certainly by Knob Creek. :)
 

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Lucky, I'm going to order all the parts that are available now, and try to get the rest of them, when you get them ready. I can't stand looking at that bare top cover.
 

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Unbelievable, I just had the same exact experience!

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I had already sent back a gun parts back plate, it came stripped, but was advertised as an assembly. At that price it would have cost too much to add all the pieces. The girl on the phone tried to help, but said they didn' carry the assembly. I thought someone might have one they were not going to use, and would let it go. I've got all the pieces except the sight, and back plate to make a 1917 copy. That top cover shure looks bare without a sight. Hope someone comes up with something.
And I made the same exact argument with a girl over the phone, to no avail.
Perhaps I just sent back the same backplate you returned!

Chester
 

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Backplate

Well guys, my 1917 Backplate arrived last night and my wife sent me a scan of the "Assembly". The "assembly" they sent was a completly stripped Backplate. They show a stripped Backplate on their website for less dollars than the assembly.....go figure, they are ripping folks off with the "assembly".

I plan to call as soon as I can get thru on their customer service line and complain. Probably won't do any good, but I will feel better!
 

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Well, shoot, I may have have had an extra set of red grips for you when I get my early walnut ones made and I might even have some buffer parts. DId you talk to Emily? She has always been VERY nice to me when I have problems, she sounds kinda cute too.:D Hotch
 

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I did talk to one of the CS ladies and she was very nice, but knew nothing about the guns. I did find out that the "assembly is the "Backplate and Grip". To me, this is not an assembly and I told them that! The Backplate, stripped is the backplate only with no grip!

Anyway, I cannot get to their website so I ordered the grip panels, buffer discs, and recoil plate. I could not remember the proper name of the screw in the rear, so I hope I have a spare with the locking spring & pin.

Man, this REAL assembly now will have cost me a small fortune, and problaby could have found one complete for less, but I will have one. GPC needs to update their descriptions!!!
 

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Abwehr, I believe it is the "Adjusting Screw" that you need. Sounds like a funny name for it, but that's what they are called. I just looked and Numrich gets $11.65 for it, #29370. In hop eyou have a spare too! Otherwise, they have the plunger and spring listed right below.
 

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Backplate

Well, at worst case I should be able to use the parts I don't have from a spare 1919A4 Backplate. The only part I may have a difficult time finding is the grip panel screw. I hope to find something that will work at the local hardware store.

It just irritates me that GPC advertised the 1917 Backplate as an "assembly". To me, an assembly is a complete unit. Once I get the Backplate installed and the more correct Rear Sight Assembly installed, the 1919 Water Cooled "franken 1917" will be completely finished!

Edit - What is the grip screw thread and does it screw into a bushing on one grip or held with a nut? Sorry for the dumb question.
 
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