Model of 1911 US Navy

The gun’s serial number tells us that it was built by Colt in 1918, part of a batch made for the US Navy.
It appears to be in original condition, and as one can expect from a firearm this old, the finish is quite worn. The barrel has a surprising amount of rifling left.

If this gun could tell its story….


6 responses

  1. Scott

    That looks like the .45 I qualified on in ’88!

    November 22, 2011 at 10:56

    • Maty Oka

      The frame and the slide do not match. Slide is a Navy Colt from 1913 showing the Rampant Colt in a circle while the pistol frame serial dates back to an Army Colt 1911 from 1918.

      August 13, 2015 at 04:42

      • You are correct.

        August 13, 2015 at 06:13

  2. Franklin Byrnes

    want to sell the slide? Or trade for an army one for that serial number range?

    April 21, 2018 at 18:29

    • Dan

      Sorry, the gun belongs to a friend, and he has no interest in parting with any of it.

      April 22, 2018 at 08:56

      • Frank Byrnes

        Ok thanks, if he changes his mind it would be going on serial number 875 which currently has the non circle rampant Colt and 1913 patent date.

        April 22, 2018 at 11:45

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