Phil Bozza Collection
Colt Model 1911A1 S/N 712934 1938 Contract
- This is one of 1,296 pistols produced in this contract. It was in a
shipment of 350 pistols shipped on June 27, 1938 to the Commanding Officer,
Springfield Armory, Slide has a matching
Close-up of left side slide marking.
Close-up of serial number 712934 and
United States Property mark.
Close-up of 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.
Colt "VP" Verified Proof mark on
upper left flat of the trigger guard.