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randog
06-13-2010, 6:11 PM
Trying to find how old the colt 1911 is? Can you look it up, using serial #? thanks

Fjold
06-13-2010, 6:18 PM
http://www.sightm1911.com/1911Production.htm

Chief-7700
06-13-2010, 6:30 PM
http://proofhouse.com/

randog
06-13-2010, 6:48 PM
thanks. the M1911A1 has a 314,8?? serial # dont the M1911A1 serial #s start at 700,000?

littlejake
06-14-2010, 3:03 AM
thanks. the M1911A1 has a 314,8?? serial # dont the M1911A1 serial #s start at 700,000?

Yes, they start at 700,001. Yours falls in the range of 1918. You may have a 1911 frame. The 1911A1 frame is relieved for the trigger finger on both sides of the frame (because the A1's use a short trigger.)

Remington Rand 1911A1 by the trigger ---
http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad76/NETTUEMsc4V92qMY/Remington%20Rand%201911A1/Remington_Rand_1911A1002.jpg

Colt 1911 (made 1918) by the trigger --
http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad76/NETTUEMsc4V92qMY/Colt1911/IMG_1718.jpg