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.
45) Union Switch & Signal: S/N 1,041,405 to 1,060,000 = 1943 46) Union Switch & Signal: S/N 1,060,000 to 1,096,404 = 1943 (S/N’s 1,088,726 to 1,092,896 were duplicated by Colt. S.) Regular commercial model Colt except has “English Order” mark in Russian on left side of frame.
During field trials these ran into some problems, especially with stopping power. Consequently, DWM produced an enlarged version of the round, the 9×19mm Parabellum (known in current military parlance as the 9×19mm NATO), a necked-up version of the 7.65 mm round. This led to the 1906 trials of pistols from six firearms manufacturing companies (namely, Colt, Bergmann, Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM), Savage Arms Company, Knoble, Webley, and White-Merrill).
As questions about N and NM serial number prefixs and "Where is my pistol made?
The designation changed to Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1 in the Vietnam War era. The M1911 was replaced by the 9mm Beretta M9 pistol as the standard U. sidearm in October 1986, but due to its popularity among users, it has not been completely phased out. The next decade would see a similar pace, including the adoption of several more revolvers and an intensive search for a self-loading pistol that would culminate in official adoption of the M1911 after the turn of the decade. Maxim had designed a self-loading rifle in the 1880s, but was preoccupied with machine guns.
Modernized derivative variants of the M1911 are still in use by some units of the U. Nevertheless, the application of his principle of using cartridge energy to reload led to several self-loading pistols in 1896.
Remember to follow all of the rules of firearm safety, like never pointing your weapon at somebody.
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 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. May 1917, 300 Colt 1911 .45ACP pistols purchased in 1915.
So, if you ever need to assemble or disassemble the Springfield handgun, then this is the how to video for you. Early 1954 models looked like regular 1911A1 and later versions usually had adjustable sights.) 2) U. 4) Colt M1911 British RAF Contract: S/N W91,100 to W110,696 = Jan. 10,000 pistols were shipped to the Royal Air Force from this serial number range and were .455 Webley caliber.) 5) British M1911A1 WW II Lend-Lease: From all S/N’s of U. M1911A1 models = March 11, 1941 through the rest of WW II ( The U. furnished 39,592 pistols to Britain through the Lend-Lease Act.) 6) Colt M1911 Russian Contract: S/N C23000 to C89000 = Feb. 18, 1917 ( Russia purchased 51,000 M1911 .45 ACP pistols during WW I. Russia purchased more M1911 pistols than any other country besides the U. B.” Colt inspection initials.) 1) Springfield Armory: U. ARMY NATIONAL MATCH = 1954 to 1967 (Very hard to identify. to Nov., 1914 ( Only 5000 pistols in this serial number range were shipped to Canada.) Caliber .45 ACP 2) Colt M1911A1 Canadian Contract: S/N 930,000 to 936,000 = 1943 ( 1,515 military model pistols were shipped to Canada through the Lend-Leased Act from this serial number range.) Caliber .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. Serial numbers that begin with a “C” were .45 ACP and serial numbers that begin with a “W” were .455 Webley calibers. I've learned that the NM serial number fetches a little more $ due to being made entirely in the US. Any advise would be appreciated for a fair selling price. I had my smith work on the trigger back in the day so it's pretty crisp at about 4lbs.He also polished the ramp and I recently installed new Wilson springs.__________________ "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." "No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms" -- Thomas Jefferson From what I've read (not an expert) Springfield 1911s are made in Brazil.