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Remington-UMC US Army 1911 1918 Production


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Here for your perusal is WWI Remington UMC .45ACP US Army Model 1911 pistol serial number 3345 which was shipped in October 28 1918 serial number range 511-4657 per report "Serial Numbers of .45 Colt Automatic Pistols Manufactured Under Contract # P4537-3338Sa, Remington Arms-UMC to Major Lee O. Wright, Ord. Dept. USA, July 26, 1923. Remington UMC received two contracts to produce 500,000 Model 1911s during WWI but the contract was cancelled after the Armistice was signed on 11 November 1918 and Remington-UMC delivered 21,677 through May 1919. Anyone know if additional shipping information such as receiving organization/unit etc is available?

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There are certain items of small-arms that are elegant examples of industrial design, and this is very much one of them.

Since I know absolutely nothing about the M1911 Colt pistol, can you tell me the purpose of the five holes in the magazine--surely not for lightening purposes?

 

Regards,

JMB

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Reese,

 

Thank you!

 

Regards,

JMB

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