My dad recently passed away and left me his semi-auto colt 45 that his uncle gave to him back in the late 1920's and has never been altered after that date. Just to let you know - you have a very nice original pistol. Military Versions from 1912 to 1945. Firearm made in 2010 and is 1 of. Blackhawk Revolver manufactured from 1955 to 1973 Caliber: 357 Magnum; Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production: 1: 1955: 1737: 1956: 7318: 1957: 11676: 1958.
To say that an old gun did not have to have a serial number does not mean that the one it does have does not count and can be obliterated. Some parts were made but no complete pistols. That is why the lookup result is not always good enough for your need. Certain vintage guns have overlapping serial numbers between models which make the searching even more confusing in some cases The most reliable method Colt offers a unique research service to their customers, it provides you with the brand official archive letter as proof of your gun history. These changes were put into production on June 1. But in order to know the age of the gun, you have to find a reference table to crosscheck the character with the manufacturing year.
As has already been said the shipments of pistols relative to their serial numbers and actual date of manufacture were all over the place. Then, military demand satisfied, the line shut down. However, for most of the time, you can get the general idea of the Colt code by checking out the information down below. It is unknown for sure if any slides were made and no frames were made. Sights were fixed, although the rear sight was housed in a dovetail slot that allowed it to be drifted either left or right for windage adjustments. .
Special Versions: 1 Springfield Armory: U. A Remington Nylon 66 is an oddity that has no receiver. Was it altered with the serial removed or was there never one on there? Under an agreement signed in January, 1. Filling the projected needs meant that pistols would have to be made by contractors other than Colt. 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.
There is no serial number on it at all. Checking Colt's serial number search web page, the break point between 1943 production and 1944 production is 1609529 '43 and 1609530 '44. Again, contractors other than Colt provided the balance of the 2. I may be wrong, so take this with a grain of salt. Sometimes the leather can attract moisture - and that will cause rust. We identify genius by its impact.
The Colt Government 1911 A1 Semi. Army Serial Number 1062 Issued to Capt. Another option that may be available is to try and figure out what the original serial number was. However, as the page already stated, the database of the method is not a completed one. In 1944 no commercial peroduction of any kind recorded.
Browning is most frequently remembered as the designer of the 1. Just for grins-and-giggles, 1945 was the final year of completed 1911A1 Colt's as complete pistols for Government contract. The serial number info was posted. Don't trust their online database to be 100% correct. While these codes have little impact on the firearms performance, they are one of the best ways to trace back the origin of the gun. The barrel is serial numbered in that case. Marine Corps 1912 Production Serial Number 6737 1912 Production Serial Number 7403 1912 Production Serial Number 12218 1912 Production Serial number 13199 1912 Production Serial Number 69918 Augusta Arsenal rework Serial Number 14 1918 Production Serial Number 3303 1918 Production No Serial Number 1918 Production Serial Number 108583 1915 Production Serial number 109967 1915 Production Serial Number 126398 ca.
La Garde, determined that the Army needed a. Best I can tell, without a pre fix letter in front of the serial number, it could be a Gold cup national match, from 1958. In the world of firearms, there is one designer whose work changed everything and endures, John Moses Browning. When the Army requested designs for a new handgun, Browning re- engineered this. Relief cuts in the frame around the trigger allowing easier access to the trigger. The first of the foreign copiers was Norway. Maxim who had invented a machine gun six years earlier.
Many of those tables, and tables in some other reference books, contain conflicting information I believe to be inaccurate. Did you read my complete post? As you can see, the exact meaning of the fourth digit depends largely on the preceding digits. The estimate was later revised upward, first to 1. Maybe more depending on how you list it for sale. My nephew is looking at an old Colt 1911 that someone wants to sell.