When was my Colt 1911 manufactured?

When was my Colt 1911 manufactured?

The pistol’s formal U.S. military designation as of 1940 was Automatic Pistol, Caliber . 45, M1911 for the original model adopted in March 1911, and Automatic Pistol, Caliber ….M1911 pistol.

Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911
Manufacturer Colt Manufacturing Company
Unit cost $26.38 (1938), equal to $508 now
Produced 1911–present

What is a Colt letter?

A Colt Historical Letter has been universally recognized as the last word in authenticating the background of a Colt handgun or longarm. It is a prestigious addition to any Colt that “letters out,” and it is also considered an investment in firearms collecting.

What year was my Colt Police Positive made?

The Colt Police Positive is a small-frame, double-action revolver featuring a six-round cylinder, chambered for either ….

Colt Police Positive
Manufacturer Colt’s Manufacturing Company
Produced 1907–1947
Variants See Variants

Where is the serial number on a Colt Detective Special?

The easiest way of finding out what series of Detective Special you have is to search the serial number of your revolver (found on the frame, visible when the cylinder is open) through Colt’s website for free.

How do I find out what model my Gun is?

Enter the serial number, without spaces or dashes, to search the database. If multiple models appear for your serial number simply match the date with the appropriate model, as certain vintage firearms can share serial numbers between different models.

How do I identify a 1941 Colt 45 caliber pistol?

Very hard to identify except should have AFPG stamped on frame. A M1911A1 similar to Army National Match.) 3) Colt “ACE”: Caliber = .22 Long Rifle S/N 1 to 10,935 = 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.

How many Colt Service model “Ace” conversion units were made?

5) Colt Service Model “ACE” : S/N SM 3846 to SM 13,803 = April 1945 to Sept. 1945 ( Between 1938 and Oct. 1946, a total of 2149 .22-.45 conversion units were made to convert .45 caliber pistols to .22 caliber. They were: S/N U1 to U2670.

How many Colts were made in 1943?

23) Colt: (Commercial/Military Model) S/N 857,000 to 1,609,529 = 1943 (approx. 6,575 Commercial models were converted to military production. Colt stop it’s commercial production at S/N C215,083)