Scott Gahimer Collection
Colt Model 1911A1 S/N 712368 1938
Contract - This is one of 1,296 pistols produced in this
contract. It was in a shipment of 350 pistols shipped on
July 23, 1938 to the Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory,
Slide has a matching serial number. Colt "VP"
Verified Proof mark on upper left flat of the trigger guard.
Right side showing serial number and United
States Property mark. All pistols in this 1938 contract
beginning with serial number 712350 were roll marked with "M1911A1
U.S. ARMY" designation. The "MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY"
was eliminated from the right side of the slide.
Pistol is "P" proofed on top of the
slide in front of the rear sight and above the magazine
catch. Also note the "H" inspector's initial of
Frederick W. Hauff on the left side to the right of the
magazine catch. This was applied upon final ordnance
inspection. P proof on top of the slide forward of
the rear sight.
Close-up of right side frame markings.
Serial number under firing pin stop.
Colt small "G" and "P" barrel markings.
Inside of slide.