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.
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.
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.
Coltwood plastic grips with mold numbers but no