R. DiFlorio Collection
Colt Model 1911A1 Transition Model -
Serial number 701700 was shipped February 7, 1924 as part of
a 1000 gun shipment to the Commanding Officer at Springfield
Colt 1911A1 Transition Model 701700 -
This transition is a late first "WTG" type.
This gun has the broken die, and late in the 701900's,
what's called the double circle die was introduced. If you
look closely in "Clawsons" Collectors Guide, you will see
the Transition pictured there, No. 701676 also has the
broken WTG die. 10,000 pistols were made in 1924.