From about 1060100 to 1082000, the P proof was applied at the left edge of the slide and on the frame. Still a really neat item to own. The same is true if the slide is marked Drake - the company that built National Match slides for the government. The gun appears to be original and correct. Under an agreement signed in January, 1. Whether those records still exist is another question of course, but Navy records are pretty complete except for those which were sunk, etc.
The test consisted of having each gun fire 6. That way if the gun turns up as stolen later on, you are only out the money, and not involved in a messy criminal issue of receiving stolen property. I just ordered a book on the 1860 by Charley Pate. A gun I had stolen in Florida back in 1983, reported stolen, and have the police report for - is not listed. Enter Serial Number to search the database. It changes things and its vision endures.
In 1917, Norway obtained licence to manufacture it's M1911 pistols. Some specific markings, such as the final acceptance mark and the Ordnance Acceptance mark were always done after finishing. My nephew is looking at an old Colt 1911 that someone wants to sell. The Serial number is N04936, being one of the first 5000 ever issued to the Army. The numbers only go up to 1978, and only cover Colt's.
Army Serial Number 1062 Issued to Capt. Just trying to find out how rare it is, and what the value might be on it. Browning was determined to prove the superiority of its handgun, so he went to Hartford to personally supervise the production of the gun. You can match that up to the inspectors name, etc. Kongsberg Weapons Factory for as long, and in whatever quantity they desired.
Armed Forces, but also by the military establishments of our major allies. Unfortunately, it is not in good condition. Filling the projected needs meant that pistols would have to be made by contractors other than Colt. As a last European mission, New York joined the ships escorting President Woodrow Wilson from an ocean rendezvous to Brest en route the Versailles Conference. A geometric-shape proofmark, like a triangle, arrowhead or such, on the front left of triggerguard indicates an M1911A1 made by Ithaca.
North American did make some pistols, but the total was probably less than 1. He was even dead wrong about a few things. They don't usually have original parts or finish unless they were liberated and hidden away. I've never really had it appraised but it has some value. We identify genius by its impact.
Follow this link to see pictures of the gun. Ordered south soon after commissioning, New York was flagship for Rear Admiral Frank Fletcher, commanding the fleet occupying and blockading Vera Cruz until resolution of the crisis with Mexico in July 1914. If the ridge is absent and it should be there, The pistol most likely has been refinished. The following pistols were shipped to Major Cyrus S. The guns themselves can help you reveal which company made the pistol's frame. Shorter trigger with knurled face to avoid the trigger finger from slipping.
I have the original bakelite grips. A M1911A1 similar to Army National Match. The first of the foreign copiers was Norway. It is very desirable, even with the minor pitting and finish problem. An example of both before and after is the serial number of the post mid 1943 Remington Rands or Ithacas.