The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery. The Colt gun passed with no reported malfunctions, while the Savage designs had 37. Between 1927 and 1966, 102,000 M1911 pistols were produced as Sistema Colt Modelo 1927 in , first by the. Modernized derivative variants of the M1911 are still in use by some units of the and the. Armed forces and is in use by some soldiers.
No significant internal changes were made, and parts remained interchangeable between the M1. The pistol remains in service with various law enforcement agencies across the U. Ultimately, the M1911A2 project provided a test bed for improving existing M1911s. Before you can derive a date from the serial number you need to know who manufactured the frame! Six thousand rounds were fired from a single pistol over the course of two days. You may be able to aproximate manufacture of your Colt by the following detail.
Marine Corps Reserve, on Feb. The other is that your pistol sure looks 'dry' to me. The designation changed to Pistol, Caliber. It is popular with civilian shooters in competitive events such as , , , and shooting. From the mid-1920s to the mid-1950s thousands of 1911s and 1911A1s were refurbished at U.
Just for grins-and-giggles, 1945 was the final year of completed 1911A1 Colt's as complete pistols for Government contract. I do have a question, what is your main reason for looking up the date of manufacture on your gun? In July 2012, the U. Back in 1980 I purchased one of the Remington Rand guns listed here. Of the six designs submitted, three were eliminated early on, leaving only the , Colt, and designs chambered in the new Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge. If you were wondering about the slight difference in the coloration of the slide at the end - so did I when I got mine. Then you get into the Custom Tactical Gov't Models Levels 1, 2, 3. Some units of the still use these original batches as officers' sidearms.
Sponsors Panel If you intend to buy something from Brownells, please use their banners above. Know what you're changing out and why. The designs caught the attention of various militaries, each of which began programs to find a suitable one for their forces. Select a category below Additional notes and resources for collectors www. It needs a good oiling with a quality gun oil to protect the surface metal. As time goes on the system will get better. The next decade would see a similar pace, including the adoption of several more revolvers and an intensive search for a self-loading pistol that would culminate in official adoption of the M1911 after the turn of the decade.
Colt should retake High School Geometry, and make it a mandatory thing, for their staff. But only relatively small number of these captured pistols ended up to hands of authorities after. That was caused by the special heat-treatment given the slides to harden them properly. Some manufacturers, such as , , and , offer 1911-style pistols using double-stacked magazines with significantly larger capacities typically 14 rounds. There are a growing number of manufacturers of M1911-type pistols and the model continues to be quite popular for its reliability, simplicity, and patriotic appeal. The following pistols were shipped to Major Cyrus S. Sometimes it provide multiple hits, but always had the gun listed.
Brent For me it is to know and confirm the vintage of what I have purchased or am planning to purchase. Come for the info, stay and make some friends. Although he gave it to me back in the late 1990s, I never got around to shooting it myself, I know that it has not been shot since the 1950s! Archived from on January 24, 2006. Thanks, -Kevin Kevin, be aware, that while removing certain pleces, or replacing them, in the safety system of the pistol, might afford you a lighter trigger, at the expense of much greater legal exposure, down the road, if somebody is ever shot with the weapon, and it comes back to you. The M1911 and M1911A1 pistols were also ordered from Colt or produced domestically in modified form by several other nations, including Brazil M1937 contract pistol , Mexico M1911 Mexican contract pistol and the , and Spain private manufacturers and. M19A1 Markings and parts identification: The links below provide detailed information and images of typical parts of the M1911 and M1911A1.
Under political pressure from Congress to standardize on a single modern pistol design, the ran a to select a new semi-automatic pistol using the -standard 9 mm Parabellum pistol cartridge. German forces also used captured M1. Had the Colt, Glock and Ruger laid out on the counter and after much discussion bought the Colt. Thanks again to whom ever got this task through management. Some of the most rare are the. In 1917, Norway obtained licence to manufacture it's M1911 pistols.