Scott Gahimer Collection
Colt Model 1911A1 S/N 800403 - In
1939, Singer Manufacturing Company based in Elizabeth, New
Jersey was awarded Educational Order No. W-ORD-396 for the
manufacture of 500 Automatic Pistols Caliber .45 M1911A1.
Singer manufactured every part with the exception of the
grips which were manufactured by the Keyes Fibre Company.
There are no reinforcing rings around the grip screw holes
and no reinforcement ribs inside the grips with 31 rows of
checkering between the screw holes. Finish was a high gloss
On May 21, 1940, Colonel
John K. Clement, commander of the New York Ordnance District
and Executive Officer and Army Inspector of Ordnance was
designated to administer Singer's educational order. His
initials, "JKC" were stamped on all 500 Singer pistols.
Right side view - There is no ordnance
wheel on the rear right side of the frame.
Close-up of left side
- ordnance inspection mark "JKC" and "P"
proof on frame
Close-up of serial number "S800403",
"United States Property" mark and model designation "M
1911 A1 U.S. ARMY"
Front grip strap