Dating springfield 1911 a1
The ordnance "flaming bomb" was also located on the frame where the inspectors mark typically appears on Colt manufactured 1911 pistols.Unlike commercially contracted weapons, government manufactured arms did not require an ordnance acceptance mark.For shooters who need a competition 1911, the .45ACP Range Officer® from Springfield Armory® offers finely tuned performance without breaking the bank.The .45ACP Range Officer® brings the precision of a competition pistol in a simple and straightforward configuration.This Springfield 1911 has the third type long hammer with rounded rear edge.The ordnance "flaming bomb" replaced the Rampant Colt on the left rear of the slide, behind the slide serrations.This right became effective after orders for the Model 1911 totaling more than 50,000 were placed.This led to the establishment of a pistol plant at Springfield Armory.
These are firearms which were made in relatively smaller batches compared to what can be pumped out downsouth. With that being said though, ive shot a BRASIL MADE TRP and it was perfect.Right side of slide bore the standard slide inscription of the Colt Model 1911 -- "MODEL OF 1911 U. ARMY." Checkered walnut grips with uncheckered diamond areas around the grip screws were standard.The number of rows of checkering between the points of the uncheckered diamonds number 11 /- 1.__________________ "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." "No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms" -- Thomas Jefferson From what I've read (not an expert) Springfield 1911s are made in Brazil.For the NM's the parts are made in Brazil but finished and assembled in the U. Also though I know I'm not ready to buy could you PM me your asking price? The NM marked guns from that era had the frames forged in Brazil all of the finishing and assembly done in the USA so they are marked as "Geneseo, IL" vs. NM @ the beginning of serial means its born in American .G: Located on top of frame by disconnector indicates gun was made to fill a Government contract. This area should show machine marks and not be polished.In mid-1944 Colts bullet feed ramps where parkerized, this began at approximately SN 1700000.The .45ACP Range Officer® has the same quality forged national match frame and slide as the Trophy Match™ and TRP™ 1911s.It gets the same precision fit as these pistols, too.In most cases a gun with the property stamp will not have a "c" in the serial number. Hosmer used this stamp on Colts 1911s and M1917 revolvers from 1911 to 1919. During that period all small arms inspected under his supervision would be stamped with his initials "FK" as well as those of the Rock Island Arsenal "RIA".S: located after finish by the disconnector on top of the frame indicates field service. Located on top of frame by disconnector indicates gun inspected by Ordinance Inspector. Bullet feed ramps where blued in receivers to serial number 710,000, then at SN 710,001 they where machined after the receiver was blued or parkerized, leaving this area of the gun in the white and unfinished.