Sorry John, I think you misunderstood me.
During WWI (1917-18) The Springfield Armory manufactured approx. 25,800 M1911 pistols.
Springfield Armory (the United States Armory at Springfield, MA) was established by the U.S. Government in 1777 and operated thru the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, and Korean War....and finally was closed in 1968.... http://www.nps.gov/spar/history.html
The Springfield Armory was noted for producing the Springfield Rifles of Civil War fame, the "Trapdoor" Springfield of the Indian Wars and Spanish-American War, the U.S. Army Krag Rifle & Carbine, the Springfield M1903 of WWI, the M1 Garand of WWII & Korea, and the M14 of early Vietnam fame.
About 1970, a commercial company bought the much of the surpus parts, machinery, and name rights to the name "Springfield Armory".
The current Springfield Armory pistols may be copies or clones, but they're not military
M1911s and M1911A1s were made by:
M1911 (WWI - 1917-1918) were made by:
Colt, Springfield Armory, and Remington-UMC.
M1911A1 (WWII - 1941-1945) were made by:
Colt, Singer, Union Switch & Signal, Ithaca, and Remington-Rand.