What kind of proofmark is on Colt 1911?
The presence of VP proofmark in a triangle at the left front of the triggerguard; a GHD inspector marking or an M1911A1 marking with- out any spaces between the figures indicates an M1911A1 manufactured by Colt. 2.
What was the serial number for the colt G70?
From 1970 to 1976 the serial numbers had a prefix of “70G”, from 1976 to 1980 they had a suffix of “G70” which changed to a prefix of “70B” from 1980 until 1983 when production ceased. In 1983 the Series 80 Models were introduced with an additional passive firing pin safety lock and the half-cock notch was also redesigned.
How can I tell if my 1911 is a colt or Colt?
Looking at the pistol’s frame, here are some rules to help you identify its maker: 1. The presence of VP proofmark in a triangle at the left front of the triggerguard; a GHD inspector marking or an M1911A1 marking with- out any spaces between the figures indicates an M1911A1 manufactured by Colt.
How can I tell if my 1911 is a Remington or savage?
First, if you encounter an M1911A1 – identified by the finger cutouts and/or the M1911A1 markings on the frame – and it has a slide made by Remington-UMC, Springfield or Savage, you know the slide is not original to the gun since the first two manufacturers only made M1911 pistols during WWI, and the latter only made M1911 slides.
What does the frame say on a M-1911?
Good question since the frame usually just says “GOVERNMENT MODEL” or “UNITED STATES PROPERTY M 1911 A1 U.S.ARMY”…or some such. I’m certainly no Govt 45 expert but I dug up some info, maybe it will help….but first a bit of history.
Where is the serial number on a 1911 Colt?
Non-circled, middle located Rampant Colt. 285,000 to end of production approx. Colts between serial number 710001 and about 1139XXX have the serial number also underneath the firing pin stop plate. The “Model of 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY” marking on the right side of the slide is normally found in the range from 906000 to 916404.
When did Colt stop making the 1911A1?
From 1942 to 1945 all 1911A1 pistols should show a slight to very noticed mismatch of coloring on the muzzle end of slide, and from 1943 the slide lock notch area should also show some discoloration from hardening after the pistol’s finish was applied.
What was the monogram on a 1911 Colt?
Stamped before finish applied. Francis L. Hosmer used this stamp on Colts 1911s and M1917 revolvers from 1911 to 1919. Also found on barrels and slides. GHS Monogram: Gilbert H. Stewart. Found on Colt M1911s SN 101,500 to 230,000, M1907, M1917, M1903, and M1 rifles at different periods.