Dating a colt 1911
It should be noted that their .30 Krag rifles didn’t do a whole lot better against these warriors.
Since that time no firearm has been more intimately associated with the Colt name and story than the revolver.
B.” Colt inspection initials.) 1) Springfield Armory: U. ARMY NATIONAL MATCH = 1954 to 1967 (Very hard to identify. to Nov., 1914 ( Only 5000 pistols in this serial number range were shipped to Canada.) 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 3) Colt M1911 British Contract: S/N W29117 to W97000 and S/N C29 to C74,200 = May 1912 to April 1919 (Approx. Serial numbers that begin with a “C” were .45 ACP and serial numbers that begin with a “W” were .455 Webley calibers.