1911 serial number dating
I recently trade for a Springfield 1911 and noticed that it was made in the USA. Originally Posted By egscott82: I recently trade for a Springfield 1911 and noticed that it was made in the USA.
After some research I found that all that mean is that at less 50% of this gun was made in the USA. After some research I found that all that mean is that at less 50% of this gun was made in the USA.
I wont' be much help in dating one of these guns after 1976.
As always, I suggest you call the Colt Archive at 1-800-962-COLT.
This gun shares the nick-name "Colt .45" with Colt's other famous .45 caliber handgun, the Single Action Army "Peacemaker" revolver, but, that is the cartridge it fires—not a proper name for the handgun.
Or does it have: 'Springfield Geneseo IL USA' WW13XXX ? Springfield has never had a forge in the USA, all their frames and slides come from Brazil, always have.However, after doing a lot of searching I found my answer. But, a lot of people prefer the NM models because they are put together in USA".__________________ Kimber Custom II - Army Chief Kimber Pro Carry HD - Bobtailed Kimber Combat Carry "The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -- Thomas Jefferson Nope.There's nothing I can say about these guns that hasn't already been said a thousand times, by a thousand others.The 1911 Colt is without a doubt, "the most copied and most modified gun in the world".