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Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP - Serial Number 446933 "Black Army" (ca. 1918)


Paul Krokovic Collection

Colt Model 1911 Black Army serial number 446933 - This 1911 was probably shipped September, 1918.  After May 6, 1918 these pistols were shipped out of serial number order for faster production.

Right side of Colt 1911 serial number 446933.

Has heart shaped openings under grips that started at approximately serial number 375,000.

Pistol also has the thick trigger guard.

Note lack of UNITED STATES PROPERTY marking over serial number.  Marking is on left front of frame.

Inside slide.

Rear of slide under firing pin stop.  Non-serifed "H" matches "H" on top of frame near disconnector.

UNITED STATES PROPERTY marking is on left front of frame.

MODEL OF 1911. U.S. ARMY marking on right side of slide.

Top of frame.

"G" and "H" marks by disconnector on top of frame.

Hammer

Flat mainspring housing.

"L" on toe of magazine indicates manufacture by M.S. Little Mfg. Co., Hartford, Connecticut.

World War I two-tone pinned-base magazine.

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