Colt 1911 serial dating


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S/N SM3725 to SM13803 Service Model "ACE" .22 made, some gaps in numbering produced in 1945. S/N C221001 to C222000 1946 1000 S/N C222001 to C231999 1947 9999 S/N C232000 to C238500 1948 6501 S/N C238501 to C240000 1949 1500 S/N C240001 to 247700C 1950 7700 S/N 247701C to 253179C 1951 5479 S/N 253180C to 259549C 1952 6370 S/N 259550C to 266349C 1953 6800 S/N 266350C to 270549C 1954 4200 S/N 270550C to 272549C 1955 2000 S/N 272550C to 276699C 1956 4150 S/N 276700C to 281999C 1957 5300 S/N 282000C to 283799C 1958 1800 S/N 283800C to 285799C 1959 2000 S/N 285800C to 287999C 1960 2200 S/N 288000C to 289849C 1961 1850 S/N 289850C to 291299C 1962 1450 S/N 291300C to 293799C 1963 2500 S/N 293800C to 295999C 1964 2200 S/N 296000C to 300299C 1965 4300 S/N 300300C to 308499C 1966 8200 S/N 308500C to 315599C 1967 7100 S/N 315600C to 324499C 1968 8900 S/N 324500C to 332649C 1969 8150 S/N 332650C to 336169C 1970 3520 1971 12,450 S/N 70G18001 to 70G34400 1972 16,400 S/N 70G34401 to 70G43000 1973 8600 S/N 70G43001 to 70G73000 1974 30,000 S/N 70G73001 to 70G88900 1975 15,900 S/N 70G88901 to 70G99999 1976 11,099 S/N 01001G70 to 13900G70 1976 12,900 S/N 13901G70 to 45199G70 1977 31,299 S/N 45200G70 to 89185G70 1978 43,986 S/N 89186G70 to 99999G70 1979 10,813 S/N 01000B70 to 30008B70 1979 29,008 S/N 30009B70 to 72989B70 1980 42,981 S/N 72990B70 to 99999B70 1981 27,009 S/N C211458 Sept. In 1919 another 400 M1911 Colts shipped in above S/N range. In 1944 no commercial peroduction of any kind recorded. 19, 1913 S/N 38,001 to 43,900 Navy Model (USS New York) = March 9, 1912 to March 5, 1915 S/N 43,901 to 44,000 Navy Model (USS Texas) = March 9, 1912 to March 5, 1915 S/N 36,401 to 37,650 U.

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4) Colt Service Model "ACE" : Caliber .22 Long Rifle = May 1912 to April 1919 (Approx. Serial numbers that begin with a "C" were .45 ACP and serial numbers that begin with a "W" were .455 Webley calibers. S.) = June 1915 to WW II (400 Colt 1911's .45 caliber purchased and issued to Norwegian Navy. Commercial models converted to military use except for limited production of Service Model "ACE" with S/N's around SM2715.

19) Colt: = 1943 (S/N's 856,405 to 916,404 were duplicated by Ithaca look for "F. Look for "RCD" US&S inspection initials.) 23) Colt: (Commercial/Military Model)= April 1931 to July 1941 (The last 190 or so were assembled from spare parts in 1947) Parts only partially interchangable with a .45 caliber M1911A1 pistol. 18, 1917 ( Russia purchased 51,000 M1911 .45 ACP pistols during WW I. Russia purchased more M1911 pistols than any other country besides the U. S/N's 1-C92505, 2-C92332, 3-C92227, 4-C91632, 5-C91739, 6-C91936, 7-C92359, 8-C91710, 9-C92326, 10-C92290, 11-C92239, 12-C92335, 13-C92291, 14-C92250, 15-C92347, 16-C92244, 17-C92343, 18-C92249, 19-C92156, 20-C92337, 21-C92358, 22-C92245, 24-C92243, 25-C92294 S/N C201069 shipped to Springfield Armory on Sept. __________________________________________________________________ Serial Numbers Date Number Made S/N C135000 to C139999 1924 5000 S/N C140000 to 144999 1925 5000 S/N C145000 to C150999 1926 6000 S/N C151000 to C151999 1927 1000 S/N C152000 to C154999 1928 3000 S/N C155000 to C155999 1929 1000 S/N C156000 to C158999 1930 3000 S/N C159000 to C160999 1931 2000 S/N C161000 to C164799 1932 3800 S/N C164800 to C174599 1933 9800 S/N C174600 to C177999 1934 3400 S/N C178000 to C179799 1935 1800 S/N C179800 to C183199 1936 3400 S/N C183200 to C188699 1937 5500 S/N C188700 to C189599 1938 900 S/N C189600 to C198899 1939 9300 S/N C198900 to C199299 1940 400 S/N C199300 to C208799 1941 9500 S/N C208800 to C215018 1942 6219 Production Stopped because of World War II. S/N's C214752, C214753, C214754 April 3, 1942 Shipped to Winchester Repeating Arms Co.

Model) 8) Colt/Springfield: ( None of these were reported shipped to any branch of the military but about 100 regular models and about 5 presentation models were manufactured in Quebec, Canada by the North American Arms Company, Ltd.) 15) A. From 1942 to 19A1 pistols should show a slight to very noticed mismatch of coloring on the muzzle end of slide, and from 1943 the slide lock notch area should also show some discoloration from hardening after the pistol's finish was applied. S/N's 1,041,405 to 1,096,404 were duplicated by Union Switch & Signal.

was issued a contract on July 20, 1918 and canceled on Dec. = 1939 Begining in 1940, the slide's muzzel end was hardened after the finish was applied but a color mis-match was suppose to be rejected.

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