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Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP - Serial Number 1024 (ca. 1912)

Model of 1911 U.S. Army serial number 1024 (circa. 1912)  Pistol features early high polish finish and fire blued small parts.   This pistol was one of 200 shipped March 21, 1912 in the fifth shipment to Springfield Armory. Since numbers 501 - 1000 went to the Navy, this is the 524th pistol shipped to the Army.
 
SN Range Shipped To Shipping Date
1 - 50 Springfield Armory January 4, 1912
51 - 100 Springfield Armory January 18, 1912
101 - 300 Springfield Armory February 3, 1912
301 - 500 Springfield Armory February 15, 1912
501 - 1000 U.S. Navy Yard, Brooklyn March 7, 1912
1001 - 1200 Springfield Armory March 21, 1912
 

On the earliest examples, the serial number was located on the forward right side of the frame.

Left side.  This example bears the ordnance mark W.G.P., for Major Walter G. Penfield, in the form of a monogram stamped on the left side of the frame above the magazine release.  Penfield inspected these pistols from January 2, 1911 - September 30, 1914.  Serial numbers of Model 1911 pistols inspected 1 - 101500.

Left side close-up.  Colt logo in a circle on the left side of the slide behind serrations until January 1913, until approximately serial number 20000.

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