Two-Tone Magazine - A distinctive feature of early Colt semi-automatic pistol magazines. Colt, at the time, was concerned that the bluing process could alter the hardness of the steel at the critical point of the lips at the top of their magazines, causing durability problems, ultimately affecting their reliability in feeding properly---so they left the feeding-end of their magazines un-blued. Around the period of World War II, they realized their concern unnecessary and saved some money by discontinuing the procedure. Collectors value having the correct period magazine in their vintage Colt pistols.
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