Military IssueSerial Numbers

1911 with extra magazine

Updated:

My apologies but I don't own any Military 1911s so I posted a picture of one of my 70 Series Commercial guns.

Back in 1980 I purchased one of the Remington Rand guns listed here. On the second day I owned it I experienced my one and only accidental discharge. Thank goodness there was no injury to life or limb and very little property damage. On day three I sold it with full disclosure about the incident.

The rarest is the 1942 Singer Sewing Machine gun.

The Singer Sewing Machine company manufactured only 500 guns. It is not known how many still exist today but if you are one of the lucky owners of one of these guns, you know what a prize you have.

The serial numbers here are for Government Issue guns. If you have a Commercial gun, you will find those numbers here.

Year1912

Description Range
Colt 1-500
Colt USN 501-1000
Colt 1001-1500
Colt USN 1501-2000
Colt 2001-2500
Colt USN 2501-3500
Colt USMC 3501-3800
Colt 3801-4500
Colt USN 4501-5500
Colt 5501-6500
Colt USN 6501-7500
Colt 7501-8500
Colt USN 8501-9500
Colt 9501-10500
Colt USN 10501-11500
Colt 11501-12500
Colt USN 12501-13500
Colt 13501-17250


Year1913

Description Range
Colt 17251-36400
Colt USM 36401-37650
Colt 37651-38000
Colt USM 38001-44000
Colt 44001-60400


Year1914

Description Range
Colt 60401-72570
Springfield Armory 72571-83855
Colt 83856-83900
Colt USM 83901-84400
Colt 84401-96000
Colt 96001-97537
Colt 97538-102596
Springfield Armory 102597-107596


Year1915

Description Range
Colt 107597-109500
Colt USN 109501-110000
Colt 110001-113496
Springfield Armory 113497-120566
Colt 120567-125566
Springfield Armory 125567-133186


Year1916

Description Range
Colt 133187-137400


Year1917

Description Range
Colt 137401-151186
Colt USMC 151187-151986
Colt 151987-185800
Colt USMC 185801-186200
Colt 186201-209586
Colt USMC 209587-210386
Colt 210387-215386
Colt USMC 215387-216186
Colt 216187-216586
Colt USMC 216587-216986


Year1918

Description Range
Colt USMC 216987-217386
Colt 217387-232000
Colt USN 232001-233600
Colt 233601-594000
Remington USMC 1-13152


Year1919

Description Range
Remington USMC 13153-21676
Colt 594001-629500
Unaccounted for 629501-700000

Year1924

Description Range
Colt 700001-710000

Year1937

Description Range
Colt 710001-712349

Year1938

Description Range
Colt 712350-713645

Year1939

Description Range
Colt 713646-717281

Year1940

Description Range
Colt 717282-721977

Year1941

Description Range
Colt 721978-756733


Year1942

Description Range
Colt 756734-800000
Singer Sewing Machine S800001-S800500
Colt 800501-801000

Year1943

Description Range
Colt 801001-958100
Union Switch & Signal Co. 958101-1088725
Colt 1088726-1208673
Ithaca Gun Co. 1208674-1279673
Renumbering at arsenals 1279674-1279698
Remington-Rand 1279699-1441430
Ithaca Gun Co. 1441431-1471430
Remington-Rand 1471431-1609528

Year1944

Description Range
Colt 1609529-1743846
Ithaca Gun Co. 1743847-1890503
Remington-Rand 1890504-2075103

Year1945

Description Range
Ithaca Gun Co. 2075104-2134403
Remington-Rand 2134404-2244803
Colt 2244804-2380013
Remington-Rand 2380014-2619013
Ithaca Gun Co. 2619014-2693613


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