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Colt Model 1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP - 1939 Navy Contract Serial Number 716873


Keith Lockhart Collection

Colt Model 1911A1 S/N 716873 1939 Navy Contract - This is one of 3636 pistols produced in this contract.  It was in a shipment of 1,088 pistols shipped on December 18, 1939 to the Officer in Charge, Naval Supply Depot, Sewalls Point, VA.  Slide has a matching serial number,

Right side of pistol showing the shortened wide spur hammer.  The hammer modification began with this contract

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.

Colt "VP" Verified Proof mark on upper left flat of the trigger guard.

Close-up of serial number and United States Property mark.

P proof on top of the slide forward of the rear sight.

Close-up of grip safety and mainspring housing.

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