Springfield 1911 dating

8) Colt/Springfield: S/N 128,617 to 133,186 = 1916 to 1924 ( These models are very hard to properly identify) 9) Colt: S/N 290,000 to 450,000 = May, 1918 to Oct. 24, 1918 to April 10, 1919 11) Springfield Armory: S/N 72,571 to 133,186 = April 1914 to April, 1917 12) Remington-UMC: S/N 1 to 15,000 = Aug. May 1917, 300 Colt 1911 .45ACP pistols purchased in 1915.

10, 1918 to May 24, 1919 13) Remington-UMC: S/N 15,000 to 21,676 = Aug. It is unknown for sure if any slides were made and no frames were made. S/N’s 1,041,405 to 1,096,404 were duplicated by Union Switch & Signal. In 1917, Norway obtained licence to manufacture it’s M1911 pistols. May have “EJERCITO MEXICANO” on right side of slide.

Also, I've read but never confirmed, that the build date (year) is stamped on the frame under the grips--can't remember which side.

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You'll likely find the year and 'IMBEL ITAJUBA' or 'FI BRAZIL' stamped under where a grip goes or on the bottom of the dust cover.You still pay the normal price, our commission comes from their profit, so you have nothing to lose, while we have something to gain. I recently trade for a Springfield 1911 and noticed that it was made in the USA. Originally Posted By egscott82: I recently trade for a Springfield 1911 and noticed that it was made in the USA. Colt stop it’s commercial production at S/N C215,083) 24) Colt: S/N 1,609,529 to 1,743,846 = 1944 25) Colt: S/N 2,244,804 to 2,380,013 = 1945 26) Remington Rand: S/N 916,405 to 955,000 = 1943 27) Remington Rand: S/N 955,001 to 980,000 = 1943 28) Remington Rand: S/N 980,001 to 995,000 = 1943 29) Remington Rand: S/N 995,000 to 1,041,404 = 1943 30) Remington Rand: S/N 1,279,699 to 1,441,430 = 1943 31) Remington Rand: S/N 1,471,431 to 1,609,528 = 1943 32) Remington Rand: S/N 1,743,847 to 1,816,641 = 1944 33) Remington Rand: S/N 1,890,504 to 2,075,103 = 1944 34) Remington Rand: S/N 2,134,404 to 2,244,803 = 1945 35) Remington Rand: S/N 2,380,014 to 2,619,013 = 1945 36) Ithaca: S/N 856,405 to 900,000 = 1943 ( S/N’s 856,101 to 958,100 were duplicated by Colt, look for “G. In 1919 another 400 M1911 Colts shipped in above S/N range. S/N 70G01001 to 70G05550 – 1970 – 4550 S/N 70G05551 to 70G18000 – 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 During 1976 a range change of serial number begins. 7) Colt M1911 Norwegian: Colt S/N C18501 to C18850 and Norway S/N 1 to 5000 = June 1915 to WW II (400 Colt 1911’s .45 caliber purchased and issued to Norwegian Navy.10, 1918 to May 24, 1919 14) North American Arms: S/N 1 to 100 & S/N’s 111, 222, 333, 444, 555 = July 1, 1918 to Dec. They are very rare and rank in value with Singer models. was issued a contract on July 20, 1918 and canceled on Dec. 14) Colt ( Transition Models): S/N 700,000 to 710,000 = 1924 15) Colt: S/N 710,001 to 711,000 = Early 1937 16) Colt: S/N 711,001 to 712,350 = Mid to Late 1937 17) Colt: S/N 712,350 to 713,645 = 1938 18)Colt: S/N 713,646 to 717,281 = 1939 19) Colt: S/N 717,282 to 721,977 = 1940 20) Colt: S/N 721,977 to 756,733 = 1941 21) Colt: S/N 756,734 to 857,000 = 1942 (S/N’s 856,405 to 916,404 were also duplicated by Ithaca but will have “F. A.” Ithaca inspection initials.) 22) Colt: S/N 857,000 to 1,609,529 = 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) S/N 857,000 to 1,609,529 = 1943 (approx. The first they made had “COLT AUT PISTOL M/1912” on the slides and then at S/N 100 this changed to “11.25 m/m AUT. 8) Colt M1911 Argentine: S/N C6201 to C11621 = 1914, S/N C20,001 to C21000 = 1916 S/N C86790 to C116000 = 1919 ( 321 shipped in 1914 marked on right side of slide with “MARINA ARGENTINA”. 1927″ and S/N’s stamped on top of slide in Colt’s italic numbers.) SYST. Other M1911A1 pistols made in Argintina at Fabrica Militar de Armas Portatiles, Rosario, Argintina S/N 10,001 to 112,000 10) Colt M1911 MEXICAN: After WW I, Mexico procured an unknown number of M1911 pistols made by Colt. S/N C1 to C1899 – 1912 – 1899 S/N C1900 to C5399 – 1913 – 3500 S/N C5400 to C16599 – 1914 – 11,200 S/N C16600 to C27599 – 1915 – 11,000 S/N C27600 to C74999 – 1916 – 47,400 S/N C75000 to C98999 – 1917 – 24,000 S/N C99000 to C105999 – 1918 – 7000 S/N C106000 to C120999 – 1919 – 15,000 S/N C121000 to C126999 – 1920 – 6000 S/N C127000 to C128999 – 1921 – 2000 S/N C129000 to C129999 – 1922 – 1000 S/N C130000 to C133999 – 1923 – 4000 Some special military orders and military contractor orders were made.

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