1911 serial dating

Most of us know the name Singer but few are aware of his amazing life story, his rags to riches journey from a little runaway to one of the richest men of his age.

The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century.

History of the M1911 Pistol We identify genius by its impact. In the world of firearms, there is one designer whose work changed everything and endures, John Moses Browning.

Browning is most frequently remembered as the designer of the 1911 .45 ACP and the Browning High Power, but he also created the Winchester 30-30, The Winchester Pump Shotgun, The Browning Auto-5 Shotgun (produced by Remington as the Model 11), The BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) and the Browning .50 caliber Machine Gun, plus most of the .30 cal and .50 cal machine guns produced by Colt and used in WW II.

10, 1918 to May 24, 1919 13) Remington-UMC: S/N 15,000 to 21,676 = Aug. It is unknown for sure if any slides were made and no frames were made. S/N’s 1,041,405 to 1,096,404 were duplicated by Union Switch & Signal. In 1917, Norway obtained licence to manufacture it’s M1911 pistols. May have “EJERCITO MEXICANO” on right side of slide.

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. They are very rare and rank in value with Singer models. was issued a contract on July 20, 1918 and canceled on Dec. 14) Colt ( Transition Models): S/N 700,000 to 710,000 = 1924 15) Colt: S/N 710,001 to 711,000 = Early 1937 16) Colt: S/N 711,001 to 712,350 = Mid to Late 1937 17) Colt: S/N 712,350 to 713,645 = 1938 18)Colt: S/N 713,646 to 717,281 = 1939 19) Colt: S/N 717,282 to 721,977 = 1940 20) Colt: S/N 721,977 to 756,733 = 1941 21) Colt: S/N 756,734 to 857,000 = 1942 (S/N’s 856,405 to 916,404 were also duplicated by Ithaca but will have “F. A.” Ithaca inspection initials.) 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. Look for “RCD” US&S inspection initials.) 23) Colt: (Commercial/Military Model) S/N 857,000 to 1,609,529 = 1943 (approx. The first they made had “COLT AUT PISTOL M/1912” on the slides and then at S/N 100 this changed to “11.25 m/m AUT. 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”. 1927″ and S/N’s stamped on top of slide in Colt’s italic numbers.) SYST. Other M1911A1 pistols made in Argintina at Fabrica Militar de Armas Portatiles, Rosario, Argintina S/N 10,001 to 112,000 10) Colt M1911 MEXICAN: After WW I, Mexico procured an unknown number of M1911 pistols made by Colt. S/N C1 to C1899 – 1912 – 1899 S/N C1900 to C5399 – 1913 – 3500 S/N C5400 to C16599 – 1914 – 11,200 S/N C16600 to C27599 – 1915 – 11,000 S/N C27600 to C74999 – 1916 – 47,400 S/N C75000 to C98999 – 1917 – 24,000 S/N C99000 to C105999 – 1918 – 7000 S/N C106000 to C120999 – 1919 – 15,000 S/N C121000 to C126999 – 1920 – 6000 S/N C127000 to C128999 – 1921 – 2000 S/N C129000 to C129999 – 1922 – 1000 S/N C130000 to C133999 – 1923 – 4000 Some special military orders and military contractor orders were made.

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.

( None of these were reported shipped to any branch of the military but about 100 regular models and about 5 presentation models were manufactured in Quebec, Canada by the North American Arms Company, Ltd.) 15) A. 6,575 Commercial models were converted to military production. B.” Colt inspection initials.) 37) Ithaca: S/N 900,001 to 914,000 = 1943 38) Ithaca: S/N 914,000 to 916,404 = 1943 39) Ithaca: S/N 1,208,674 to 1,279,673 = 1943 40) Ithaca: S/N 1,441,431 to 1,471,430 = 1943 41) Ithaca: S/N 1,816,642 to 1,890,503 = 1944 42) Ithaca: S/N 2,075,104 to 2,134,403 = 1945 43) Ithaca: S/N 2,619,014 to 2,693,613 = 1945 44) Singer: S/N S800001 to S800500 = 1941 ( Use great care in evaluating these. This pistol is also counterfeited the most.) Slide markings are: S. In 1915 another 1000 shipped within above S/N range. in 1960 as surplus but very rare in any condition.) 9) Colt M1911A1 Argentine Modelo 1927: S/N 1 to 10,000 = July 28, 1927 to Feb. COLT pistols made by Argintina under licence from Colt marked on right of slide with “EJERCITO ARGENTINO / SIST. These are rare because of Mexico’s strict penalties for illegal possession of military arms (ON SPOT EXECUTION). Serial Numbers – Date – Number Made S/N C135000 to C139999 – 1924 – 5000 S/N C140000 to 144999 – 1925 – 5000 S/N C145000 to C150999 – 1926 – 6000 S/N C151000 to C151999 – 1927 – 1000 S/N C152000 to C154999 – 1928 – 3000 S/N C155000 to C155999 – 1929 – 1000 S/N C156000 to C158999 – 1930 – 3000 S/N C159000 to C160999 – 1931 – 2000 S/N C161000 to C164799 – 1932 – 3800 S/N C164800 to C174599 – 1933 – 9800 S/N C174600 to C177999 – 1934 – 3400 S/N C178000 to C179799 – 1935 – 1800 S/N C179800 to C183199 – 1936 – 3400 S/N C183200 to C188699 – 1937 – 5500 S/N C188700 to C189599 – 1938 – 900 S/N C189600 to C198899 – 1939 – 9300 S/N C198900 to C199299 – 1940 – 400 S/N C199300 to C208799 – 1941 – 9500 S/N C208800 to C215018 – 1942 – 6219 S/N C221001 to C222000 – 1946 – 1000 S/N C222001 to C231999 – 1947 – 9999 S/N C232000 to C238500 – 1948 – 6501 S/N C238501 to C240000 – 1949 – 1500 S/N C240001 to 247700C – 1950 – 7700 S/N 247701C to 253179C – 1951 – 5479 S/N 253180C to 259549C – 1952 – 6370 S/N 259550C to 266349C – 1953 – 6800 S/N 266350C to 270549C – 1954 – 4200 S/N 270550C to 272549C – 1955 – 2000 S/N 272550C to 276699C – 1956 – 4150 S/N 276700C to 281999C – 1957 – 5300 S/N 282000C to 283799C – 1958 – 1800 S/N 283800C to 285799C – 1959 – 2000 S/N 285800C to 287999C – 1960 – 2200 S/N 288000C to 289849C – 1961 – 1850 S/N 289850C to 291299C – 1962 – 1450 S/N 291300C to 293799C – 1963 – 2500 S/N 293800C to 295999C – 1964 – 2200 S/N 296000C to 300299C – 1965 – 4300 S/N 300300C to 308499C – 1966 – 8200 S/N 308500C to 315599C – 1967 – 7100 S/N 315600C to 324499C – 1968 – 8900 S/N 324500C to 332649C – 1969 – 8150 S/N 332650C to 336169C – 1970 -3520 During 1970 the change to the new series “70” begins and serial numbers changed also.

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. In 1919 another 400 M1911 Colts shipped in above S/N range. S/N 70G01001 to 70G05550 – 1970 – 4550 S/N 70G05551 to 70G18000 – 1971 – 12,450 S/N 70G18001 to 70G34400 – 1972 – 16,400 S/N 70G34401 to 70G43000 – 1973 – 8600 S/N 70G43001 to 70G73000 – 1974 – 30,000 S/N 70G73001 to 70G88900 – 1975 – 15,900 S/N 70G88901 to 70G99999 – 1976 – 11,099 During 1976 a range change of serial number begins.

By using method B we can date this machine to 1910, allowing for a period of time between manufacture and sale method B shows a perfect outcome.

For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff. The castings were marked with the serial number right in the earliest stage of manufacture.

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