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Colt Model 1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP - 1937 Navy Contract Serial Number 711804

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Colt Model 1911A1 S/N 711804 1937 Navy Contract - This is one of 2,349 pistols produced in the 1937 Navy contract.  It was in a shipment of 244 pistols shipped on August 4, 1937 to the Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory.

Right side of frame.  The frames of the pistols in 1937 contract were marked UNITED STATES PROPERTY above the serial number but were not roll marked with "M1911A1 U.S. ARMY" designation.  The "MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY" is present on the right side of the slide, as on the 1924 Transition Models.

There is a P proof on top of the slide forward of the rear sight.

Slide has a matching serial number. Left side slide marking. Colt "VP" Verified Proof mark on upper left flat of the trigger guard.

Left side of Colt 1911A1 1937 Navy serial number 711804 - pistol is in near perfect condition with the exception of the number 'C 15040' that has been added to the left forward part of the frame.

Colt 1911A1 1937 Navy serial number 711804 - Front grips strap of pistol.

Colt 1911A1 1937 Navy serial number 711804 - Close-up of "C 15040" marking on left side of frame.

Original two-tone magazine marked "COLT" over "45 AUTO."

Serial number on rear of slide under firing pin stop.  Also pictured is the reversed side of the firing pin stop.

Colt 1911A1 1937 Navy serial number 711804 - Barrels in the 1937 contract guns had no "G" in front of the lug.

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