Troy Partin Collection
Colt - Model
1911A1 serial number 2364230 - Late 1945 production, with J.S.B.
ordnance inspectors mark. The initials of civilian John S. Begley, Army
Inspector of Ordnance, were stamped on all
M1911A1 pistols and some Service Model Ace pistols manufactured from July
15, 1945 - December 5, 1945, signifying government acceptance of
the pistol. His initials were stamped on the left side of the
receiver below the slide stop in accordance with Ordnance drawings.
They were also stamped on the top of the receiver "G" near the disconnector
JSB are the initials of John S. Begley (marked J.S.B.).
Right side view.
Front grip strap.