Colt 1911 serial dating
THE SERIAL # HAS A LARGER NO 7 FOLLOWED BY 28230 IS 7 PART OF THE SERIAL# OR IS IT SOMETHING ELSE. If you can't find anyone or otherwise want reliable information I suggest looking for books in your local library (?? Serving my second tour with I Field Forces Vietnam, I was issued another M119A-1 .45 cal Colt Pistol.
THA GUN SAYS UNITED STATES PROPERTY M1911A1 US ARMY. The first thing I did, was load a magazine, take the weapon off safty, pull the slide back and fire off seven rounds any weapon I was ever issued I checked, before I took it into battle afterward the weapon was cleaned.
Hanneken brazenly gunned down Peralte in front of hundreds of his followers, surviving to receive the Medal of Honor.
A number of small ergonomic changes to the design were instituted in 1927, resulting in the M1911A1. Hanneken (MH, NC, SS, BS) when he burst into a Haitian bandit leader’s encampment to terminate him with extreme prejudice.
Perhaps the best-known military service pistol of all time is the “U. Pistol, Model of 1911, Caliber .45,” invented by the legendary John M.
Browning and developed by Colt Patent Firearms Mfg. The venerable “.45 automatic” has been in use by American servicemen for more than eight decades and has garnered a reputation for effectiveness and reliability rivaled by few firearms.
In 1904, based on poor reports of the .38 revolvers in the Philippine Insurgency, Browning started work on a new system using his newest cartridge, the .45 Automatic Colt Pistol. The complete dominance of the Browning during these tests has passed into legend.
A short-recoil design was in testing a year later, and a prototype was submitted for U. Although adopted in 1911, full-scale production didn’t reach high gear until late 1912, and field use commenced with cavalry patrols on the U.
1945 - 6,000 - #24,001 - #30,000 1946 - 7,628 - #30,001 - #37,628 1947 - 5,000 - #37,629 - #42,628 1948 - 7,000 - #42,629 - #49,628 1949 - 5,000 - #49,629 - #54,628 1950 - 8,000 - #54,629 - #62,628 1951 - 8,011 - #62,629 - #70,639 1952 - 7,016 - #70,640 - #77,655 1953 - 2,500 - #77,656 - #80,155 1954 - 5,000 - #80,156 - #85,155 1955 - 2,500 - #85,156 - #87,655 1956 - 2,500 - #87,656 - #90,155 1957 - 5,626 - #90,156 - #95,781 1958 - 5,547 - #95,782 - #101,328 1959 - 5,000 - #101,329 - #106,328 1960 - 2,066 - #106,329 - #108,394 1961 - 1,000 - #108,395 - #109,394 1962 - 0 1963 - 600 - #109395 - #109,994 1964 - 750 - #109,995 - #110,744 1965 - 1,250 - #110,745 - #111,994 1966 - 500 - #111,995 - #112,494More historical information is available here.
During World War I, massive increases in demand led to some manufacturing shortcuts, most notably the two-toned magazines, with only the lower portion being blued.
But perhaps the most celebrated use of the powerful and popular new handgun was in Haiti in 1919, when Marine Sergeant Herman Hanneken daringly entered the jungle lair of Cacos leader Charlemagne Peralte.
The first M1911 pistols came off Colt’s Hartford, Conn., assembly line in late 1911.
The guns were crafted with the excellent workmanship for which the Colt firm had long been noted.
All the user needed to do to fire was to pull the trigger each time he wanted to fire, the next round being automatically placed in the chamber as the spent cartridge case was ejected. In this case I doubt that the guns previous owner means munch as you said he is not a historically significant person. As I am not a US citizen and I do not know the availability of such a weapon there, I cannot say anything about it's worth as such.