This 1938 Colt M1911A1 is the first pistol given the "M1911A1 U.S. ARMY" roll mark. Inspector Frederick W. Hauff.
1941 Colt M1911A1 with early parkerized finish inspected by Robert Sears. Some collectors have noted that pistols in this range often surface threw Marine veterans of Guadalcanal and it's believed many of the early parkerized Colts were sent there.
1942 Colt M1911A1 inspected by Waldemar S. Broberg, the trigger has a very light colored parkerizing which is an interesting feature for some WB Colts in this range.
1943 Colt M1911A1 inspected by Guy H. Drewry.
1944 Colt M1911A1 inspected by Guy H. Drewry.
Remington Rand M1911A1 with 'Type I' slide rollmark. Finished with 'du-lite' bluing over a sandblasted surface.
Remington Rand M1911A1 with 'Type II' slide rollmark. Finished with 'du-lite' bluing over a sandblasted surface.
Union Switch & Signal Company
A standard wartime M1911A1 manufactured by Union Switch & Signal Company in Swissvale, Pennsylvania and inspected by Robert C. Downie. The US&S factory was known for employing mostly women on the assembly line. This pistol is from a small range that does not have the typical cylindrical machine marks on the barrel bushing. The pistol is finished with 'du-lite' bluing over a sandblasted finished with bright blue trigger.
This is a standard wartime production Ithaca M1911A1 inspected by Frank J. Atwood.
Serial number: 1258069
Contract # 740-ORD-2442
Packed with 49 other pistols in crate 93 of 100
Packed on 14 Feb 1944
Shipped on 17 Feb 1944 to;
Letterkenny Ordnance Depot
1942 Pistol Rig and 1943 Hickok Lanyard
.45 ACP Crate