View Full Version : Colt 1911A1 Army Issue
11-08-2009, 08:46 PM
I have an opportunity to buy an army issue 1911, I don't now much about the history on this type of gun, but I think it would be a great addition to my collection. I would rate the gun at 70%. So I was curious as to what the value may be, plus I have the serial number and was hoping someone could find out a little more info about it and let me know..S/N233023 there is also a 1 stamped to the right of the S/N. Thanks for any and all help.
11-09-2009, 08:28 AM
http://www.sightm1911.com/1911Production.htm this shows a production run from jan 1913 to aug 1913 a picture would help to determine the value
11-09-2009, 10:12 AM
Yes, the serial number would indicate it's a 1911, not a 1911A1. Mine is in the 400,000 range and its a 1918. But I don't understand the letter "I" to the right of the serial number. If it's 70% as the OP stated, it will bring $800-$1000 more or less on todays market.
11-09-2009, 10:18 AM
Thanks for the link, I attached a thread with a 1911a1 that is exactly like the one I am refering to. Very similar condition markings are the same other than the the Inspector's Mark by the trigger is GHD. http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=42997
11-09-2009, 10:23 AM
It is a 1911a1 and the marking to the right of the serial number is an indepenedent stamp, almost like it was added after the s/n stamp was. After reviewing the link that OscarMayer sent I scrolled done half way of that page and it has the S/N in a range of the 1911a1 with a mfg date at 1945, that is if you add the 1 to the serial number and it generates a 7 digit S/N. I am probably going to go ahead and purchase the gun. Once I get it I will post some pictures. To me just learning the history of the weapon is worth the money spent. Thanks.
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