8) Colt/Springfield: S/N 128,617 to 133,186 = 1916 to 1924 ( These models are very hard to properly identify) 9) Colt: S/N 290,000 to 450,000 = May, 1918 to Oct. 24, 1918 to April 10, 1919 11) Springfield Armory: S/N 72,571 to 133,186 = April 1914 to April, 1917 12) Remington-UMC: S/N 1 to 15,000 = Aug. May 1917, 300 Colt 1911 .45ACP pistols purchased in 1915.10, 1918 to May 24, 1919 13) Remington-UMC: S/N 15,000 to 21,676 = Aug. It is unknown for sure if any slides were made and no frames were made. S/N’s 1,041,405 to 1,096,404 were duplicated by Union Switch & Signal. In 1917, Norway obtained licence to manufacture it’s M1911 pistols. May have “EJERCITO MEXICANO” on right side of slide.Current manufacturer located in Westfield, MA since 1959, with sales offices located in Suffield, CT.Previously manufactured in Utica, NY - later manufacture was in Chicopee Falls, MA. This company originally started in Utica, NY in 1894.The Model 1895 was initially manufactured by Marlin between 1895-1899.
They were: S/N U1 to U112.) 1) Colt M1911 Canadian Contract: S/N C5400 to C16599 = Sept.
I can also remember, after it was cleaned, how elated my father was that he had received what appeared to be an unused, new-condition Springfield .22.
It soon proved very accurate and became a family favorite for plinking.
It arrived still packed in the original Springfield Armory storage cosmoline wrappings.
I was just a kid, but I can remember well the difficult job of cleaning up that rifle.