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Pistol - Colt Model 1911A1, 1943 Object Reg. No: ST 035251

Summary:
Colt automatic pistol Model 1911A1, government model. Cal. .45 in. Pistol sectioned to expose mechanism.

Made under license by Union Switch & Signal, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, serial number 1069500, 1943.

Union Switch & Signal was one of four contractors making Model 1911A1 pistols during World War II.
Description:
Seven shot magazine located in butt. Chequered wooden grips.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from E. Millett, 1954
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 216 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: pistols american
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on frame "United States Property 1911 A1 No. 1069500", "U.S.& S. Co., Swissvale, PA, U..S.A."
Model Name/Number: 1911 Colt A1 (Government Model)
Manufacturer: Union Switch & Signal, Swissvale, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 1943
Licensor: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1943

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