Troy Partin Collection
Colt Model 1911A1 S/N 711804 1937
Navy Contract - This is one of 2,349 pistols produced in the 1937 Navy
contract. It was in a shipment of 244 pistols shipped on August 4,
1937 to the Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory.
Right side of frame. The frames of the pistols in 1937 contract
were marked UNITED STATES PROPERTY above the serial number but were not roll marked with "M1911A1 U.S. ARMY"
designation. The "MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY" is present
on the right side of the slide, as on the 1924 Transition Models.
There is a P proof on top of the slide
forward of the rear sight.
Slide has a matching serial number. Left side slide marking. Colt "VP" Verified Proof mark on
upper left flat of the trigger guard.
Left side of Colt 1911A1 1937 Navy serial number 711804 -
pistol is in near perfect condition with the exception of the number 'C
15040' that has been added to the left forward part of the frame.
Colt 1911A1 1937 Navy serial number 711804 - Front grips
strap of pistol.
Colt 1911A1 1937 Navy serial number 711804 - Close-up of "C 15040" marking
on left side of frame.
Original two-tone magazine marked "COLT" over "45 AUTO."
Serial number on rear of slide under firing pin stop. Also pictured is
the reversed side of the firing pin stop.
Colt 1911A1 1937 Navy serial number 711804 - Barrels in the 1937 contract
guns had no "G" in front of the lug.