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Colt Model 1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP - W.B. Inspected Serial Number 770588

Colt Model 1911A1 S/N 770588 - Slide has a matching serial number. It was shipped in a batch of 1,600 to the Commanding General at Springfield Armory on April 8, 1942. The Barrel is Stamped COLT .45 AUTO with a P Proof Stamp on the left lug and a small G "government approval stamp" just forward of the lugs.  Accompanying this pistol is a U.S. holster manufactured by the Sears company 1942 and on the inside it has the persons name nicely stamped -- W.J. DICKINSON.

Left side of receiver has Inspector mark, is WB inside a Box for Colonel Waldemar S. Broberg, Hartford/Springfield Ordnance District, Army Inspector of Ordnance: July 1, 1941 - June 16, 1942.

Right side

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

Matching serial number on rear of slide under firing pin stop and ghost of reverse image on firing pin stop.

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

Barrel is Stamped COLT .45 AUTO with a P Proof Stamp on the left lug and a small "G" government contract stamp just forward of the lugs.

On the frame next to the disconnector it is stamped ordnance bomb and G government contract stamp.

Grip safety.

Mainspring Housing

Milled trigger.

Coltwood plastic grips with mold numbers but no strengthening ribs.

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