Colt Model 1911 of U.S. Navy Serial Number 13199 -
This pistol was part of a Navy contract of 1000 guns shipped
to the U.S. Navy, General Storekeeper, U.S. Navy Yard,
Brooklyn, N.Y. on November 9, 1912
"UNITED STATES PROPERTY" mark on the frame and early
patent dates terminating with date of Feb. 14, 1911.
In this serial number, range Frank Hosmer's
provisional inspection mark "H" should be horizontal and
should be stamped on the rear of the slide. on the top of
the frame next to the disconnector and on the rear of the
barrel (this pistol's barrel has been replaced with a 1918
vintage HP marked barrel).
Close-up of MODEL OF 1911 U.S. NAVY slide marking on
right side of slide.
View of top of slide. Rear sight has been
replaced with a later 1918 type.
The mark of Army Inspector of Ordnance Major Walter G.
Penfield is on the left side above the magazine
release. Penfield inspected these pistols from January 2,
1911 - September 30, 1914. Serial numbers of Model 1911
pistols inspected 1 - 101500. Pistol has early Colt in
circle on the slide.
Close-up of serial number No 13199.