So I will be receiving a Monolith in the next 7-10 days. They were: S/N U1 to U2670. It appears the original serial number may have been defaced, as the surface area around it looks to have been messed with. PISTOL M/1914” on the slides. . of Coltautos.com and may not be reproduced or Model 1909 .45 ACP 45 ACP, Living with the Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special, Making the Rock Island Armory .45 1911 Pistol Reliable, My Brief Love Affair with the Kimber Gold Combat Stainless, New Rollmarked Colt M1991A1 .45acp Government Model, Not Happy With Lightweight Springfield Armory Champion, Para-Ordnance C7.45 LDA Stainless Issue Update, Range Report: Custom Colt Commander .45 ACP, Springfield Armory Loaded Micro-Compact 1911-A1, Springfield Armory OD Green Armory Kote™ “Loaded” 1911 Pistol, Springfield Ultra Compact High-Capacity, Model PX9701l. 15) A. J. The following pistols were shipped to Major Cyrus S. Radford, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, on Feb. 13, 1917. with a prefix of 1 to 25 added to serial numbers. The first they made had “COLT AUT PISTOL M/1912” on the slides and then at S/N 100 this changed to “11.25 m/m AUT. G.H.D. Yes any number can be called rare, but most of those are just random mixed numbers. S/N 285800C to 287999C – 1960 – 2200 Junior .22 LR & .25 ACP S/N 296000C to 300299C – 1965 – 4300 S/N 332650C to 336169C – 1970 -3520 1) 24927N70 2) SN03779 Mark .45-.22 Conversion Unit 7) Colt M1911 Norwegian: Colt S/N C18501 to C18850 and Norway S/N 1 to 5000 = June 1915 to WW II (400 Colt 1911’s .45 caliber purchased and issued to Norwegian Navy. However, as the page already stated, the database of the method is not a completed one. Russia purchased more M1911 pistols than any other country besides the U.S.) Regular commercial model Colt except has “English Order” mark in Russian on left side of frame. . After May 6, 1918 these pistols were shipped out of serial number order for faster production. Camp Perry .22 20,000 to 83,856 = Jan. 1913 to Aug. 19, 1913, 5) Colt: S/N 83,856 to 89,801 = Aug. 19, 1913 to July 20, 1914, 6) Colt: S/N 89,801 to 108,601 = July 20, 1914 to Feb. 8, 1915, 7) Colt: S/N 108,601 to 290,000 = Feb. 8, 1915 to May, 1918, 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, 10) Colt: S/N 450,000 to 629,500 = 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. 10, 1918 to May 24, 1919, 13) Remington-UMC: S/N 15,000 to 21,676 = Aug. 10, 1918 to May 24, 1919, 14) North American Arms: S/N 1 to 100 & S/N’s 111, 222, 333, 444, 555 = July 1, 1918 to Dec. 4, 1918. General Guy H. Drewry, Springfield Ordnance District, Army Inspector of Ordnance, June 17, 1942 to July 15, 1945. ------------------------------ Derringers ---------------------------- S/N 70G18001 to 70G34400 – 1972 – 16,400 Medal Of Honor Citation: Johnson, Dwight H. Federal 185 grain .45 ACP +P Hydra-Shok Ammunition Review, Jim Higginbotham’s Favorite Self Defense Loads. Super .38 ACP A local pawn shop has a strange one. Step 2: Hover the mouse to “Customer Service”. 4) Colt Service Model “ACE” : Caliber .22 Long Rifle S/N SM 1 to SM 3,836 = Feb. 1936 to Jan. 1943 ( Between 1935 and Sept. 1945, 11,961 Colt Service Model “ACE” pistols were made and their parts were fully interchangable with the .45 caliber S/N 324500C to 332649C – 1969 – 8150 New Police Model 1902 Military .38 ACP Step 3: Click “Serial Number Lookup”. 1 Posts . 3) Colt M1911 British Contract: S/N W29117 to W97000 and S/N C29 to C74,200 = May 1912 to April 1919 (Approx. 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. S/N C121000 to C126999 – 1920 – 6000 Model, S/N 185,801 to 186,201 U.S.M.C. S/N C189600 to C198899 – 1939 – 9300 Has heart shaped openings under grips that … ), 9) Colt M1911A1 Argentine Modelo 1927: S/N 1 to 10,000 = July 28, 1927 to Feb. 16, 1928 ( Marked on slide with ” COLT CAL. 1927″ and S/N’s stamped on top of slide in Colt’s italic numbers.) . S/N 289850C to 291299C – 1962 – 1450 Other M1911A1 pistols made in Argintina at Fabrica Militar de Armas Portatiles, Rosario, Argintina S/N 10,001 to 112,000. Model 1911 & 1911A1 Government Pistol Model 1911 38 Commercial Model 1911 .38 Super Model & Super Match .38 Model 1911 9MM Commercial Woodsman Woodsman Match Target (1st "BULLSEYE" Model) Woodsman 2nd & 3rd Mod & Match Target. ) Slide markings are: S. MFG. During 1976 a range change of serial number begins. Detective Special .38 Next, you need to hit search to see the result. Right after clicking, you will see an option appearing as “Serial Number Lookup”. Wait for it, and Bingo! S/N C99000 to C105999 – 1918 – 7000 S/N C199300 to C208799 – 1941 – 9500 S/N C16600 to C27599 – 1915 – 11,000 A limited amount of Super 38 & Super Match 38 produced. Ace .22 LR Very few made it to U.S. and would have a “C” prefix serial numbers. May have “EJERCITO MEXICANO” on right side of slide. 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. New Army & New Navy 2nd Amendment .22 Target, Woodsman, Match Target and related Look under the firing pin stop, as I think there may be a partial serial number there. That places this 1911 at the very end of the original MK IV Series 70 run, as the 70B serial number began in 1981 and ran through the end of production in 1983. the series 70 is the designator for a full size Government model 1911 made by Colt . The Coltautos.com logos and all proprietary artwork and photos are the property 2. Is there another source to find year of manufacture other than calling Colt? ), 1) Springfield Armory: U.S. ARMY NATIONAL MATCH = 1954 to 1967 (Very hard to identify. S/N 70G43001 to 70G73000 – 1974 – 30,000 700001-710000. During 1979 a range change of serial numbers begins on March 20, 1979. Berdan (Russian) Model Rifle Berdan (U.S.) Model Rifle Burgess Lever Action Rifle Colt - Sauer Drilling Model 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP YEAR Approximate Serial Number SN Range 1929 1-5850 1930 5350-10340 1931 9700-13670 1932 13600-14830 1933 14000-15200 1934 14400-17370 1935 16970-20020 1936 18900-24480 1937 22400-32140 1938 30720-34400 1939 33450-34450 1940 32200-36550 1941 36020-37730 1945 - 1946 32000-37835 1947 40001-56770 1948 56400-74050 1949 733 S/N 70B00001 to 70B11246 – 1981 – 11,246. 5) Colt Service Model “ACE” : S/N SM 3846 to SM 13,803 = April 1945 to Sept. 1945 ( Between 1938 and Oct. 1946, a total of 2149 .22-.45 conversion units were made to convert .45 caliber pistols to .22 caliber. Look up a Remington serial number by using Remington Serial Number Lookup.. A and B suffix serial numbers Remington. It is the easiest and quickest possible way you can read a serial number. S/N C75000 to C98999 – 1917 – 24,000 Libertas Bella. CO. Model 1900 .38 ACP Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP - Serial Number 446933 "Black Army" (ca. I wont' be much help in dating one of these guns after 1976. Thuer Third Model Derringer 41, The Rampant Horse and Colt logos are registered Because this easiest way often … lookup with no luck, tried Proofhouse, no luck. S/N C140000 to 144999 – 1925 – 5000 S/N 293800C to 295999C – 1964 – 2200 ... i sold all my handguns. Commando .38 Single Action Army & Bisley © 2011 - www.sightm1911.com - No part of this site may be copied or reproduced without permission. S/N 259550C to 266349C – 1953 – 6800 Nice job! I'm not too knowledgeable on Colt 1911A1's. Amazon.com. A serial number with all the same numbers is rare. A. Lorch, Washington, D.C. S/N C214016 Oct. 9, 1942 Shipped to Dominion of Canada. S/N C214833 Nov. 10, 1942 Shipped to Capt. The serial number tables on this page are for the Commercial line of 1911s. S/N 01001G70 to 13900G70 – 1976 – 12,900 S/N C174600 to C177999 – 1934 – 3400 SN - LB 9047. 4) Colt M1911 British RAF Contract: S/N W91,100 to W110,696 = Jan. 22, 1918 to April 28, 1919 (Approx. New Service & New Service Target Just head over to the “Colt” homepage and click on the “Customer Service”. 8) Colt M1911 Argentine: S/N C6201 to C11621 = 1914, S/N C20,001 to C21000 = 1916 S/N C86790 to C116000 = 1919 ( 321 shipped in 1914 marked on right side of slide with “MARINA ARGENTINA”. In 1919 another 400 M1911 Colts shipped in above S/N range. Colt M1911A1 U.S. ARMY Serial Number 1121296 (parkerized finish) - Shipped October 14, 1943 to the Transportation Officer, Springfield Armory in a shipment of 2,000 guns. except for the 1911 style pistols in .45 ACP. When all contracts were canceled after 1918, the Black Army became something of a rarity. In 1943, commercial models used to fill military orders. From 1938 to 1940, .45-.22 conversion units were made to convert Service Model “ACE” .22 caliber pistols to .45 ACP. distributed without expressed written permission. The M1911, also known as the Colt 1911, the Colt Government, or Government, is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. In 1915 another 1000 shipped within above S/N range. S/N 13901G70 to 45199G70 – 1977 – 31,299 However, I don’t prefer this way; the best way is learning to read the numbers manually. 4) Colt M1911 British RAF Contract: S/N W91,100 to W110,696 = Jan. 22, 1918 to April 28, 1919 (Approx. 1918) Paul Krokovic Collection. Colt's Manufacturing Company - firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers. These are as follows: Comments, suggestions, contributions? Welcome to M1911.ORG. Colt. S/N C211458 Sept. 22, 1942 shipped to Scovill Manufacturing Co. Waterbury, Conn. S/N’s C212147, C212332, C212486, C212495 Sept. 29, 1942 shipped to Winchester, S/N’s C213341, C213242, C213343, C213345 May 27, 1942 shipped to Remington. The rest of the serial number leads me to believe that the actual year of production was probably 1982. S/N 45200G70 to 89185G70 – 1978 – 43,986 Colt manufactured 60,000 pistols in the Ithaca serial number range (856405-916404), … It may be an early attempt to have the gun re-numbered, but not sure if its an early ATF attempt. Right side of Colt 1911 serial number 446933. COLT MODELS S/N C145000 to C150999 – 1926 – 6000 New Pocket Shop for Low Price Colt 1911 Sear Spring And Colt 1911 Serial Number Lookup Value . I am in a similar situation as Janno - I have 1911 circa ~1917-18 tried performing a s/n lookup but no luck. 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The Black Army was the result of a finishing process that was used for speed and economy. produced in 1945. Model 1910 .45 ACP Colt's Manufacturing Company - firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers. Model 1905 Military .45 ACP Colt Model 1911 Black Army serial number 446933 - This 1911 was probably shipped September, 1918. S/N SM3725 to SM13803 Service Model “ACE” .22 made, some gaps in numbering. The Beretta Vertec: A double action auto that single action fans can get their hands around. 17,500 pistols were shipped to England. Military Issued 1911 Serial Number Tables This John Browning patent gun, Model 1911, was so named for the year it was officially adopted for use by the United States Army. S/N C151000 to C151999 – 1927 – 1000 Click it, and enter your serial numbers. All rights reserved. . S/N 253180C to 259549C – 1952 – 6370 10,000 pistols were shipped to the Royal Air Force from this serial number range and were .455 Webley caliber. S/N C159000 to C160999 – 1931 – 2000 Shirts It served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1986. S/N C161000 to C164799 – 1932 – 3800 S/N 70G01001 to 70G05550 – 1970 – 4550 S/N 282000C to 283799C – 1958 – 1800 S/N 300300C to 308499C – 1966 – 8200 S/N 283800C to 285799C – 1959 – 2000 Serial Number Range. Step 1: Go to https://www.colt.com/. If multiple models appear for your serial number simply match the date with the appropriate model, as certain vintage firearms can share serial numbers between different models. . S/N C179800 to C183199 – 1936 – 3400 S/N C1900 to C5399 – 1913 – 3500 6,575 Commercial models were converted to military production. Colt stop it’s commercial production at S/N C215,083), 24) Colt: S/N 1,609,529 to 1,743,846 = 1944, 25) Colt: S/N 2,244,804 to 2,380,013 = 1945, 26) Remington Rand: S/N 916,405 to 955,000 = 1943, 27) Remington Rand: S/N 955,001 to 980,000 = 1943, 28) Remington Rand: S/N 980,001 to 995,000 = 1943, 29) Remington Rand: S/N 995,000 to 1,041,404 = 1943, 30) Remington Rand: S/N 1,279,699 to 1,441,430 = 1943, 31) Remington Rand: S/N 1,471,431 to 1,609,528 = 1943, 32) Remington Rand: S/N 1,743,847 to 1,816,641 = 1944, 33) Remington Rand: S/N 1,890,504 to 2,075,103 = 1944, 34) Remington Rand: S/N 2,134,404 to 2,244,803 = 1945, 35) Remington Rand: S/N 2,380,014 to 2,619,013 = 1945, 36) Ithaca: S/N 856,405 to 900,000 = 1943 ( S/N’s 856,101 to 958,100 were duplicated by Colt, look for “G.H.D.” or “W.B.” Colt inspection initials. S/N 308500C to 315599C – 1967 – 7100 District. S/N 270550C to 272549C – 1955 – 2000 3) Colt “ACE”: Caliber = .22 Long Rifle S/N 1 to 10,935 = April 1931 to July 1941 (The last 190 or so were assembled from spare parts in 1947) Parts only partially interchangable with a .45 caliber M1911A1 pistol. The Monolith started production in 1999 according what I've read . 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S/N’s 1-C92505, 2-C92332, 3-C92227, 4-C91632, 5-C91739, 6-C91936, 7-C92359, 8-C91710, 9-C92326, 10-C92290, 11-C92239, 12-C92335, 13-C92291, 14-C92250, 15-C92347, 16-C92244, 17-C92343, 18-C92249, 19-C92156, 20-C92337, 21-C92358, 22-C92245, 24-C92243, 25-C92294. ), 5) British M1911A1 WW II Lend-Lease: From all S/N’s of U.S. M1911A1 models = March 11, 1941 through the rest of WW II ( The U.S. furnished 39,592 pistols to Britain through the Lend-Lease Act.). Colt Long Guns top. Model: 1912 to 1981, Model 1911 Thanks! Early 1954 models looked like regular 1911A1 and later versions usually had adjustable sights. It is nice to note the last three digits of the serial number are hand engraved under the slide, a serial number which starts with NM by the way, as it makes one think the slide and frame are kept together during assembly even on this cheaper model. ), S/N 38,001 to 43,900 Navy Model (USS New York) = March 9, 1912 to March 5, 1915, S/N 43,901 to 44,000 Navy Model (USS Texas) = March 9, 1912 to March 5, 1915, S/N 36,401 to 37,650 U.S.M.C. It appears to be a a military marked pistol (M1911A1 U.S. ARMY on forward right frame)) with a boxed WB inspector stamp. National Match .45 ACP A serial number preceded by an "S" indicates an M1911A1 manufact- ured by Singer _(not many of these around - an understatement)_ 3. S/N C232000 to C238500 – 1948 – 6501 Here one a RO I bought new in Jan 2015. It was widely used in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Some special military orders and military contractor orders were made. S/N’s C214752, C214753, C214754 April 3, 1942 Shipped to Winchester Repeating. Caliber .45 ACP, 2) Colt M1911A1 Canadian Contract: S/N 930,000 to 936,000 = 1943 ( 1,515 military model pistols were shipped to Canada through the Lend-Leased Act from this serial number range.) Caliber .45 ACP. ------------------------------ Revolvers ----------------------------- Here is the link for the serial number lookup on the Colt website. 1924. I've seen a few comments that a 1911R1 with a B suffix to the serial number may be a newer and .... Jump to M1911A1 Serial Numbers - Model of 1911A1 Production -- Top of Page Click on image. Pocket Positive S/N C164800 to C174599 – 1933 – 9800 S/N C106000 to C120999 – 1919 – 15,000 These are rare because of Mexico’s strict penalties for illegal possession of military arms (ON SPOT EXECUTION). A. H. Harris, Hartford Ord. Copyright © 1996 - 2020 by Coltautos.com. Cops and Guns – A Generational Difference? Colt Commercial Production: Govt. __________________________________________________________________, Model 1911A1 Some parts were made but no complete pistols. ordnance mark below slide stop for Brig. In 1944 no commercial peroduction of any kind recorded. That is why the lookup result is not alw… .22-.45 Service Model Conversion Unit Imported into the U.S. in 1960 as surplus but very rare in any condition. ), 2) U.S. AIR FORCE MATCH = 1958 to 1970 ( Produced by U.S.A.F. ), 1) Colt M1911 Canadian Contract: S/N C5400 to C16599 = Sept. to Nov., 1914 ( Only 5000 pistols in this serial number range were shipped to Canada.) Hi All, I have two gold cups, newer models, although one is a 70 series. New Line Colt's Model 1911 .45 ACP different examples of early roll markings and US Army Ordnance inspection marks. Colt 1911 Serial Numbers Lookup. Super Match .38 ACP As always, I suggest you call the Colt Archive at 1-800-962-COLT. S/N 70G73001 to 70G88900 – 1975 – 15,900 . Year. Savage Munitions Co. was issued a contract on July 20, 1918 and canceled on Dec. 4, 1918. This one is the easiest way to read colt serial numbers, and all the credits go to the advanced technology. Shooting Master 14) Colt ( Transition Models): S/N 700,000 to 710,000 = 1924, 15) Colt: S/N 710,001 to 711,000 = Early 1937, 16) Colt: S/N 711,001 to 712,350 = Mid to Late 1937, 21) Colt: S/N 756,734 to 857,000 = 1942 (S/N’s 856,405 to 916,404 were also duplicated by Ithaca but will have “F.J.A.” Ithaca inspection initials. Commercial models converted to military use except for limited production of Service Model “ACE” with S/N’s around SM2715. Manufacturer. Some special orders made for military or military contractors. S/N C201069 shipped to Springfield Armory on Sept. 28, 1919 for prototype tests. The example here has a 70B prefixed serial number. S/N C213905 Oct. 8, 1942 Shipped to J. Model 1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP S/N’s 1,041,405 to 1,096,404 were duplicated by Union Switch & Signal. ), 22) Colt: S/N 857,000 to 1,609,529 = 1943 (S/N’s 856,405 to 916,404 were duplicated by Ithaca look for “F.J.A.” Ithaca inspection initials. 1911 Ammo: Best Places To Find Ammo Online, Concealed Carry and the “Large” Auto Pistol, Maintenance of the M1911 and M1911A1 Pistol, The Best .380 Ammo For Range Training & Self-Defense, The Best .45 ACP Ammo For Self-Defense, Target Shooting, and More, The Best 10mm Ammo For Self-Defense, Range Training, and More, The Best 9mm Ammo For Self-Defense & Range Shooting, Where To Get 9mm Ammo: Best Online Ammo Stores, Colt’s handbill bragging on the selection of the M1911, Springfield Armory AMU National Match .38 Super, Texas Ranger Capt. I have wondered about the numbers the are under the slide and grips of many models. Model 1907 .45 ACP U.S. Contract Model, S/N 215,387 to 217,386 U.S.M.C. Model). Military Versions from 1912 to 1945. 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Production Stopped because of World War II. S/N 266350C to 270549C – 1954 – 4200 Model 1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP Army Special .32-20,.38 & .41 The dealer who sold me the Colt said in 20 years of selling, he's never seen all the same numbers on a 5 digit serial number. COLT pistols made by Argintina under licence from Colt marked on right of slide with “EJERCITO ARGENTINO / SIST. COLT CAL 11.25 mm. M1911A1. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. ( None of these were reported shipped to any branch of the military but about 100 regular models and about 5 presentation models were manufactured in Quebec, Canada by the North American Arms Company, Ltd.). S/N 247701C to 253179C – 1951 – 5479 You want reviews? They were: S/N U1 to U112. Model 1902 Sporting .38 ACP S/N C238501 to C240000 – 1949 – 1500 Begining in 1940, the slide’s muzzel end was hardened after the finish was applied but a color mis-match was suppose to be rejected. 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S/N 291300C to 293799C – 1963 – 2500 S/N C27600 to C74999 – 1916 – 47,400 This pistol is also counterfeited the most. In there is a useful function called “Serial Number Lookup”, click it then enter the serial numbers and characters on your Colt. Approximate Serial Number Range: 1912: C1 - C1900: 1913: C1900 - C5400: 1914: C5400 - C16600: 1915: C16600 - C27600: 1916: C27600 - C75000: 1917: C75000 - C99000: 1918: C99000 - C106000: 1919: C106000 - C121000: 1920: C121000 - C127000: 1921: C127000 - C129000: 1922: C129000 - C134000: 1923: C134000 - C135000: 1924: C135000 - C140000: 1925: C140000 - C145000: 1926: … Accidental Discharge of a 1911 in a Thumb Break Holster, Colt Series 80 Firing Pin Block Mechanism, Firing Pin Safety and Accidental Discharge from Dropping a 1911, FTF (Failure to Feed) & FTE (Failure to Extract) Troubleshooting Guide, Here are some useful resources in countering the “ballistic fingerprinting” lies, Holding the Trigger Back While Loading an M1911 Pistol, Jeff Cooper On M1911 Springs “Taking A Set”, Malfunctions, Stoppages and Remedial Actions for the M1911-A1, Recoil Spring Selection Tips (from Wilson Combat catalog), Recommended Modifications to the Colt .45 Auto for Self-Defense Use, Safety Tests for the M1911/M1911A1 Pistol, Slide Locks Back on Kimber with Ammunition Still in the Magazine, Slide Release or Slingshot? S/N 315600C to 324499C – 1968 – 8900 Help identify 1911 colt w/ serial number . S/N C178000 to C179799 – 1935 – 1800 The finish is darker than the highly polished blue steel Colts originally delivered. or The Colt M1911A1 in Combat. S/N C240001 to 247700C – 1950 – 7700 S/N C198900 to C199299 – 1940 – 400 Let me know, Get your It is unknown for sure if any slides were made and no frames were made. Discussion Starter • #1 • Mar 28, 2017. In 1917, Norway obtained licence to manufacture it’s M1911 pistols. S/N 70G05551 to 70G18000 – 1971 – 12,450 Gunsmiths. Very hard to identify except should have AFPG stamped on frame. S/N 272550C to 276699C – 1956 – 4150 Simply go to the Colt homepage and hover your mouse to the “Customer Service” tab. Look for “G.H.D.” or “W.B.” Colt inspection initials. Government Model .45 ACP (Commercial) ), 23) Colt: (Commercial/Military Model) S/N 857,000 to 1,609,529 = 1943 (approx. Tried Colts serial No. Number Produced. My Colt's book says production of the COLT 1911A1 started the year (1944) at serial number 1609529 and started the next year (1945) at serial number 2244804. it looks like you have a genuine Colt Model 1911.1911 Model Series 70 Vs 80 . Once you get to that page, enter all the characters and the numbers on your firearms into the search field. S/N 89186G70 to 99999G70 – 1979 – 10,813 Here’s mine on the S-A “loaded” 1911A1. .22 to .45 Conversion Units made from S/N U1400 to 1700. S/N C188700 to C189599 – 1938 – 900 ), 37) Ithaca: S/N 900,001 to 914,000 = 1943, 38) Ithaca: S/N 914,000 to 916,404 = 1943, 39) Ithaca: S/N 1,208,674 to 1,279,673 = 1943, 40) Ithaca: S/N 1,441,431 to 1,471,430 = 1943, 41) Ithaca: S/N 1,816,642 to 1,890,503 = 1944, 42) Ithaca: S/N 2,075,104 to 2,134,403 = 1945, 43) Ithaca: S/N 2,619,014 to 2,693,613 = 1945. S/N C155000 to C155999 – 1929 – 1000 S/N C130000 to C133999 – 1923 – 4000. 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