I just bought a Colt 1911 with a serial # of C 914xx On the right side of the slide is Colt Automatic Calibre 45 On the left side is Pat. dates 1897, 1902, 1905,1911,1913 and Colts Ptfa Mfg Co. Hartford Ct USA with the colt pony on the rear of the slide.
If anyone could give me an Approximate date of Mfg I would appreciate it.
Colt Commercial Production: Govt. Model: 1912 to 1981
Serial Numbers Date Number Made
S/N C1 to C1899 1912 1899
S/N C1900 to C5399 1913 3500
S/N C5400 to C16599 1914 11,200
S/N C16600 to C27599 1915 11,000
S/N C27600 to C74999 1916 47,400
S/N C75000 to C98999 1917 24,000
S/N C99000 to C105999 1918 7000
S/N C106000 to C120999 1919 15,000
S/N C121000 to C126999 1920 6000
S/N C127000 to C128999 1921 2000
S/N C129000 to C129999 1922 1000
S/N C130000 to C133999 1923 4000
Thanks for the help! This is great to know!
great info thanks