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Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP - Serial Number 599216 "Black Army" (ca. 1918)

Colt Model 1911 Serial Number 599216 - Black Army
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Colt Model 1911 Black Army serial number 599216 - This 1911 was probably shipped February 5, 1919 to Chillicothe, OH.  After May 6 1918 they were shipped out of order for faster production.

Colt Model 1911 Serial Number 599216 - Black Army

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

Colt Model 1911 Serial Number 599216 - Black Army

Pistol also has the thick trigger guard, and barrel with combined HP mark.

Colt Model 1911 Serial Number 599216 - Black Army

Note UNITED STATES PROPERTY marking over serial number.  This practice started around serial number 500,000 (examples that do not have the UNITED STATES PROPERTY marking over the serial number have been encountered as high as 513636.)

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