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Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP - U.S. Marine Corps, Last Shipment
Serial Number 217289 (ca. 1918)

Colt Model 1911 US Marine Corps Contract - .45 cal. S/N 217289 shipped to the United States Marine Corp, Philadelphia, PA on January 8, 1918 in a shipment of 400 pistols.  This example has some replaced parts (slide is from a slightly later Model 1911).  Barrel is original and is marked on the hood with a non-serif "H" and "P".  Gun is being presented as-found.

Year Serial Number Range Shipment Qty
1912 3501-3800 Colt USMC 300
1913 36401-37650 Colt USMC 1250
1914 83901-84400 Colt USMC 500
1916 151187-151986 Colt USMC 800
1917 185801-186200 Colt USMC 400
1917 209587-210386 Colt USMC 800
1917 215387-216186 Colt USMC 800
1917 216587-216986 Colt USMC 400
1918 216987-217386 Colt USMC 400

Left side of 217289. 

Close-up of serial number 217289.

UNITED STATES PROPERTY mark on left forward frame.

Left side.  The mark of Army Inspector of Ordnance Major Gilbert H. Stewart. Stewart inspected these pistols from September 30, 1914 - January 12, 1918. Serial numbers of Model 1911 pistols inspected 101500 - 230000.

"H" mark on rear of slide, above hammer.

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