This pistol is also counterfeited the most. trademarks of Colt's Manufacturing Company, Inc. Hartford, CT. The army ordered hundreds of thousands of 1911 .45s during World War I. Wait for it, and Bingo! It is unknown for sure if any slides were made and no frames were made. Here is the link for the serial number lookup on the Colt website. I am in a similar situation as Janno - I have 1911 circa ~1917-18 tried performing a s/n lookup but no luck. I have wondered about the numbers the are under the slide and grips of many models. 4) Colt M1911 British RAF Contract: S/N W91,100 to W110,696 = Jan. 22, 1918 to April 28, 1919 (Approx. A local pawn shop has a strange one. S/N 324500C to 332649C – 1969 – 8150 2nd Amendment S/N 70G43001 to 70G73000 – 1974 – 30,000 20,000 to 83,856 = Jan. 1913 to Aug. 19, 1913, 5) Colt: S/N 83,856 to 89,801 = Aug. 19, 1913 to July 20, 1914, 6) Colt: S/N 89,801 to 108,601 = July 20, 1914 to Feb. 8, 1915, 7) Colt: S/N 108,601 to 290,000 = Feb. 8, 1915 to May, 1918, 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, 10) Colt: S/N 450,000 to 629,500 = 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. 10, 1918 to May 24, 1919, 13) Remington-UMC: S/N 15,000 to 21,676 = Aug. 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. 4, 1918. ), 1) Springfield Armory: U.S. ARMY NATIONAL MATCH = 1954 to 1967 (Very hard to identify. Official Police S/N 272550C to 276699C – 1956 – 4150 Serial Number Range. Model 1907 .45 ACP U.S. Contract During 1970 the change to the new series “70” begins and serial numbers changed also. Let me know, Get your S/N 288000C to 289849C – 1961 – 1850 S/N 01000B70 to 30008B70 – 1979 – 29,008 S/N 308500C to 315599C – 1967 – 7100 It appears the original serial number may have been defaced, as the surface area around it looks to have been messed with. S/N C214360 Jan. 2, 1945 Shipped to U.S. Is there another source to find year of manufacture other than calling Colt? Colt Long Guns top. Approximate Serial Number Range: 1912: C1 - C1900: 1913: C1900 - C5400: 1914: C5400 - C16600: 1915: C16600 - C27600: 1916: C27600 - C75000: 1917: C75000 - C99000: 1918: C99000 - C106000: 1919: C106000 - C121000: 1920: C121000 - C127000: 1921: C127000 - C129000: 1922: C129000 - C134000: 1923: C134000 - C135000: 1924: C135000 - C140000: 1925: C140000 - C145000: 1926: … Some special military orders and military contractor orders were made. The Beretta Vertec: A double action auto that single action fans can get their hands around. National Match .45 ACP SN - LB 9047. 6) Colt M1911 Russian Contract: S/N C23000 to C89000 = Feb. 19, 1916 to Jan. 18, 1917 ( Russia purchased 51,000 M1911 .45 ACP pistols during WW I. from this serial number range. 10,000 pistols were shipped to the Royal Air Force from this serial number range and were .455 Webley caliber. From 1938 to 1940, .45-.22 conversion units were made to convert Service Model “ACE” .22 caliber pistols to .45 ACP. All rights reserved. The dealer who sold me the Colt said in 20 years of selling, he's never seen all the same numbers on a 5 digit serial number. S/N C129000 to C129999 – 1922 – 1000 Super .38 ACP I wont' be much help in dating one of these guns after 1976. That is why the lookup result is not alw… M. T. Gonzaullas’ Colt .45, Background Information on the United States Pistol Caliber .45 M1911, Barrel Marking of 1945 Colt M1911 with Type 6, Colt Barrel Markings: Serial #710,00 to End of Production, Colt M1911 Barrel Markings Serial #25,000 to 120,000, Colt M1911 Barrel Markings Serial #450,000 to 710,000, Colt M1911 Barrel Markings Serial #6,500 to 25,000, Colt M1911 Barrel Markings Serial #85,000 to 450,000, Colt M1911 Barrel Markings to Serial #6,500, Barrel Markings of the G.I. 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”. S/N C27600 to C74999 – 1916 – 47,400 Service Model Ace .22 LR Model, S/N 209,587 to 210,386 U.S.M.C. 44) Singer: S/N S800001 to S800500 = 1941 ( Use great care in evaluating these. S/N’s 1,041,405 to 1,096,404 were duplicated by Union Switch & Signal. It may be an early attempt to have the gun re-numbered, but not sure if its an early ATF attempt. Enter the serial number, without spaces or dashes, to search the database. Next, you need to hit search to see the result. G.H.D. These are as follows: Comments, suggestions, contributions? Shooting Master New Pocket Shirts The following pistols were shipped to Major Cyrus S. Radford, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, on Feb. 13, 1917. with a prefix of 1 to 25 added to serial numbers. distributed without expressed written permission. Caliber .45 ACP. Value-wise I'd think this pistol, being in at least 95% (or better) original condition would sell for more than $1000 to … S/N 285800C to 287999C – 1960 – 2200 Year. Military Versions from 1912 to 1945. Police Positive Special Target .22 Short & Long Rifle ordnance mark below slide stop for Brig. ), 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.J.A.” Ithaca inspection initials. Model 1909 .45 ACP 3) Colt M1911 British Contract: S/N W29117 to W97000 and S/N C29 to C74,200 = May 1912 to April 1919 (Approx. S/N C121000 to C126999 – 1920 – 6000 These are rare because of Mexico’s strict penalties for illegal possession of military arms (ON SPOT EXECUTION). 6,575 Commercial models were converted to military production. 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.H.D.” or “W.B.” Colt inspection initials. It appears to be a a military marked pistol (M1911A1 U.S. ARMY on forward right frame)) with a boxed WB inspector stamp. General Guy H. Drewry, Springfield Ordnance District, Army Inspector of Ordnance, June 17, 1942 to July 15, 1945. Hi All, I have two gold cups, newer models, although one is a 70 series. Just head over to the “Colt” homepage and click on the “Customer Service”. S/N 300300C to 308499C – 1966 – 8200 A. H. Harris, Hartford Ord. S/N C232000 to C238500 – 1948 – 6501 In 1915 another 1000 shipped within above S/N range. So I will be receiving a Monolith in the next 7-10 days. ), 2) U.S. AIR FORCE MATCH = 1958 to 1970 ( Produced by U.S.A.F. However, as the page already stated, the database of the method is not a completed one. Model = May 12, 1914), (S/N 96,001 to 97,537 Navy Model (U.S. Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y.) = March 9, 1912 to March 5, 1915), (S/N 109,501 to 110,000 Navy Model, S/N 223,953 to 223,991 Navy Model, S/N 232,001 to 233,600 Navy Model), (S/N 151,187 to 151,986 U.S.M.C. The Monolith started production in 1999 according what I've read . COLT pistols made by Argintina under licence from Colt marked on right of slide with “EJERCITO ARGENTINO / SIST. COLT CAL 11.25 mm. Colt Model 1911 Black Army serial number 446933 - This 1911 was probably shipped September, 1918. New Army & New Navy S/N 266350C to 270549C – 1954 – 4200 ) Slide markings are: S. MFG. Model 1905 Military .45 ACP Help identify 1911 colt w/ serial number . S/N 259550C to 266349C – 1953 – 6800 . Very few made it to U.S. and would have a “C” prefix serial numbers. May have “EJERCITO MEXICANO” on right side of slide. 700001-710000. 45 ACP, Living with the Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special, Making the Rock Island Armory .45 1911 Pistol Reliable, My Brief Love Affair with the Kimber Gold Combat Stainless, New Rollmarked Colt M1991A1 .45acp Government Model, Not Happy With Lightweight Springfield Armory Champion, Para-Ordnance C7.45 LDA Stainless Issue Update, Range Report: Custom Colt Commander .45 ACP, Springfield Armory Loaded Micro-Compact 1911-A1, Springfield Armory OD Green Armory Kote™ “Loaded” 1911 Pistol, Springfield Ultra Compact High-Capacity, Model PX9701l. Bankers Special .22 & .38 ), 5) British M1911A1 WW II Lend-Lease: From all S/N’s of U.S. M1911A1 models = March 11, 1941 through the rest of WW II ( The U.S. furnished 39,592 pistols to Britain through the Lend-Lease Act.). Here one a RO I bought new in Jan 2015. This one is the easiest way to read colt serial numbers, and all the credits go to the advanced technology. .22 to .45 Conversion Units made from S/N U1400 to 1700. over at lookup with no luck, tried Proofhouse, no luck. Serial Numbers – Date – Number Made, S/N C135000 to C139999 – 1924 – 5000 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. 15) A. J. Production Stopped because of World War II. S/N 289850C to 291299C – 1962 – 1450 1927″ and S/N’s stamped on top of slide in Colt’s italic numbers.) Has heart shaped openings under grips that … Camp Perry .22 Tried Colts serial No. M1911 and M1911A1 Pistols, History and Development of the M1911/M1911Al Pistol, M15 General Officers Model .45 Caliber Pistol, Norwegian M1911 Pistols, Models 1912 and 1914, Some MEU’s still carry proven M1911 .45’s, T. E. 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