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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - October 2014
Colt Model 1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP Serial Number 722980 (ca. 1941) One of the earliest R.S. inspected pistols

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) with matching numbered slide, RS inspector's mark on left side of the frame and CSR inspector's on the top of the frame near the disconnector. Pistol is one of the earliest known RS inspected variations.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - Close-up of right side of frame showign UNITED STATES PROPERTY marking, serial number andM1911A1 U.S. ARMY roll mark.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - Left side

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) -rear of slide showing matching serial number located under firing pin stop.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - showing ghost image of slide serial number on back of the firing pin stop .

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - Close-up of RS inspector's mark below slide stop hole.  There is a P proof on the top of the slide, in front of the rear sight and alto a P on the left side of the frame near the magazine release button.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) -The initials of Major Charles S. Reed (C.S.R.), Officer in Charge of Outside Inspection, were stamped on all M1911A1 pistols manufactured in 1940 and partially into 1941, signifying government acceptance of the pistol. Left side of receiver has Inspector mark RS inside a Box for Colonel Robert Sears. His initials were stamped on the left side of the receiver below the slide stop in accordance with Ordnance drawings. The initials C.S.R. for Major Charles S. Reed are also stamped on the top of the receiver near the disconnector hole to indicate provisional inspection.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - Feed ramp is in the white.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - The barrel in this gun is marked COLT .45 AUTO on the left side, with the small G in front of the barrel lug on the underside of the chamber.  There is a P on the left lug.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - The barrel has a 10 on the right lug.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - The barrel hood.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - Small G in front of barrel lug.

 

 

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - There is a P proof on the top of the slide

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - Top of slide.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - Rear view of hammer, slide, frame and grip safety.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - Slide has matching number under the firing pin stop and has G stamped inside next to the firing pin.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - Front grip strap.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - Milled checkered trigger.

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - muzzle view,

Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP serial number 722980 (ca. 1941) - Magazine well and base showing lanyard loop of checkered arched mainspring housing.

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