John Holbrook Collection
Colt Model 1911 of U.S. Navy Serial Number 2725 - This pistol was part of
the third Navy contract of 1000 guns shipped to the U.S. Navy, General
Storekeeper, U.S. Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y. on June 1, 1912.
Pistol has early Colt in circle on the slide. The mark of
Army Inspector of Ordnance Major Walter G. Penfield.
Penfield inspected these pistols from January 2, 1911 -
September 30, 1914. Serial numbers of Model 1911 pistols
inspected 1 - 101500. "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" mark on the
frame and early patent dates terminating with date of Feb.
Close-up of serial number "No. 2725" on
forward right side of the frame.