Pistol was issued to Staff Sergeant Howard L. Pugh, Company C, 752nd Tank Battalion. The Officer’s Model is an even shorter 1911, with a 3.5-inch barrel and a grip shortened enough to cut magazine capacity by one round. The extractor and ejector will work perfectly well with .45 ACP “as is”. Grips Also Fit: Colt Defender, Colt 1991A Compact, Colt Combat Commander Compact (Concealed Carry) & Many Clones: Kimber Ultra Carry, Compact Springfield, Para Ordnance C7 & Wilson Combat Compact . As a child I saw a Renault tank outside the Smithsonian. The pistol has proven reliable, accurate enough, and fast handling which is all I can ask in a carry gun. Check out his cool machine gun rental range in Missouri, and his sales on GunBroker. To date, no complete listing of their individual serial numbers has been made. The 1911 has come a long way since Colt's original 1911 Government Model. Today most compact pistols have 3-inch barrels. Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a425dc787d83ff1e0bf780d5731f8d96" );document.getElementById("d73e6909cb").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1985. Officers were required to buy their own weapons within guidelines. It's an officer slide on a Gov't frame with a few extra features, such as lanyard loop, commander style hammer, nicer grips. $54.95: 0 $54.95 $56.95: 13h 31m: 16232793 . Enjoy what you read on Forgotten Weapons? I was wondering if a got a good deal and if anybody can tell me much about it? The Colt Competition is available in various calibers, .38 Super, .45 ACP and 9mm and the pistol comes in 2 finishes – matte bluing and stainless steel. What I want to know is if the subsequent 1935S, with the ejection-port lockup, was directly inspired by the pre-war Webley or was just a case of great minds thinking alike when seeking simpler manufacture. 1911 officers receiver w/std, ss, smooth. However, there are enough out there that they are fairly easy to find. 2011* The Colt 1911. 1989 & additionally marked "TANK OFFICERS"; 350 produced. Fast & Free shipping on many items! Both carried/owned the .45 Colt. GI#: 101515323 This Colt's serial number is FN 16307. Colt 1911 Officers Model Grips ACP, U.S. Government Model .45 Auto. Government Model, or military handgun library! I don’t know if there is paperwork, or anybody left alive, to confirm this. This gun was essentially a shortened version of the A1 and was manufactured with a 4.25-inch barrel. As the Ruby was a copy of the Browning 1903 and early Walthers copied the Browning-FN 1910 slide disassembly, and the Chauchat was inspired by Browning’s long-recoil system (shotgun or rifle is open to question), I think it fair to suppose there must have been a heavy 1911 influence on the 1935A, especially the use of the swinging-link dropping barrel, the lug-to-groove matchup locking system, and of course the overall layout. S# TC167. These were made for Lew Horton in 1989. Colt Defender. This is considered a compact 1911. All correct, original and complete. Also Douglas Haig and Billy Bishop. Hence lots of variations on the service swords as well as the pistols, because many put their own preferences in them. Officers Factory Guide Rod Pak: For Use in: Colt Officers .45ACP with factory guide rod This pak contains 1 each of 18.5, 20, 22, & 24 Lb. The legendary M1911 is a semi-automatic magazine-fed pistol chambered in .45ACP. It's basically the same design as a full size 1911 except the slide is 1 1/4" shorter and the grip is 1/2" shorter making it much more compact. A quick slow motion video showing me shooting some of the cheap, heavy defensive loads I bought at the last gunshow. .32 ACP is more than enough to punch through a person and his clothes at “spitting distance” unless the recipient of the bullet was wearing a particular grade of plate armor. Most interesting was the little brass plate at he rear which said “mild steel for training purposes only” I understand the US gave a bunch of these to the Canadian Army in 1939 for training use – there is photographic proof of this, 1) Sorry about my error on the Colt revolvers. Smaller Size Frame, Will Not Fit Colt 1911. My first firearm build was a 1911 Officer's Model. Colt Model 1911 serial number 108583. Bbl. Please consider, cool machine gun rental range in Missouri, Rollin White’s Single Shot .38 Rimfire Pistol.  They reported two failures to feed with wadcutters and one with hardball. Posts: 3,723 Threads: 181 Joined: Jun 2012 Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan #1. They would use it as the basis for their own […], One of the competitors against the Garand and Pedersen rifles in the 1929 and 1930 US Army trials was the White rifle. Sure has that 1911 look to it. Description: Very Rare Colt Tank Officer's Model 1911. I purchased a 1991-A1 in Feb. 1993 and one of the first mods I had done was to eliminate the "factory flawed" recoil spring plug because of all the talk and claims that the small tab on it would "shear off "and render the pistol immediately inoperable. Colt M1991A1 Compact bull barrel and OEM barrel bushing, Old Rollmark Model (ORM) M1991A1 Compact pistol, Talo/Wiley Clap Concealed Carry Officers Model. A .32 was just not going to cut it. An inescapable characteristic of its compact size, the Colt Officer's ACP drew criticism for being finicky with ammunition and the sharp recoil from the short barrel. Cartouche on right grip. re: ports. Maybe those were the only pistols instantly available, when the Frend put out the contract for tenders? Conjoined "HP" on barrel. Very fine, smoothly functioning condition. In 1985, Colt developed their own in-house version and named it the "Colt Officer's ACP", the following year they introduced a lighter version with an aluminium frame known as the Lightweight Officer's ACP which weighed 10 ounces less (24 ounces). If Mr. Hogg cited a source I would be glad to know it, and if Mr. M has heard something from his connections or research I would be glad to know. Colt 1911 .45 Auto. From the estate of Major Herbert E. Oppel, U.S. Army, WWII. The 1911 pistol allowed the … sound like convenient holes to stuff stuff in, such as grenades and the like. It began more than half a century ago with the Colt Commander (what used to pass for a compact model in the 1950s and 1960s), progressing to the old Series 70 Lightweight, Combat Commander in the 1970s and 1980s, and the Officer’s Model in the 1980s and 1990s. It has the original target sights as installed by the factory. (Not like there’s a lot of room inside the two men French Renault tanks!). 48 sold. White actually submitted two rifles, but only this gas-operated design was actually tested […], Great video Ian, as always! Overall, the review is complimentary for its design cues and small size. This weapon was taken as the basis for a new service pistol required by the Army. It is interesting to see from the French manual that officers, senior NCOs and mounted men were to get either a Lebel revolver, a 1911 or a 7.5mm pistol, whilst the grunts were left to make do with only 7.5mm automatics. There IS a 'Tank Officer's ACP' model further down the list, #O9086, sold/ordered/marketed by Jerry's Sports Special, but it's 4.25"-length, too! The Gold Cup model was introduced by Colt, way back in the 50s as a premium target pistol and was considered as the gold standard 1911 for use in competitions. Makes sense. It was introduced in 1985 as a response from Colt to numerous aftermarket companies making smaller versions of the M1911 pistol. $16.95: 0 $16.95 $18.95: 14h 15m: 17118726. nowlin (in stock) 0.0. A hybridized variation with Commander-length barrel-slide and alloy Officers Model Frame. Special limited run from Colt Custom Shop of Officer's ACP mfg. A Colt .22-.45 Service Model Conversion Unit Serial Number U1333 accompanies this pistol. The Colt Competition 1911 was unveiled recently by Colt. Colt did not ship the guns as a continuous serial number range, but rather took them basically at random from warehouse stocks. I don’t remember if Astra had jumped on the bandwagon by then. They were purchased for the Royal Flying Corps, who passed them on to the Royal Air Force when it was formed by amalgamating the Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Flying Corps and were issued to aircrew as late as 1945. I only have Hogg’s assertion in his MSA 20h C as a source. Over time, Colt introduced an aluminum frame, subcompact 1911, called the series ’90 Lightweight Defender. A blade front and notch rear sight. $45.00 . From the same period, I have a Colt “Government Model” (marked on the frame) in .455 Eley. It has a commander frame with an officers slide. The differences between Colt 1911 Models in .45 ACP: Government: 5-inch barrel, 8+1 capacity (originally 7+1). Both Colt New Service and Smith and Wesson N-frame Hand Ejectors (Second Model) were made in 0.455in. Seeing the popularity of these compact pistols, other pistolsmiths began offering similar conversions on customers' 1911s.. 3.5 Inch Barrel,.45ACP. It has a Videcki Custom Trigger installed - it's a 3 hole trigger w/ over travel screw . So the US sold them our remaining M1917 Lights and Mk VIII Heavies by the ton as scrap iron (to avoid violating the Neutrality Ac), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Armoured_Corps. Officer: 3.5-inch barrel, 6 and 7+1 capacity. Inspector The legendary M1911 is a semi-automatic magazine-fed pistol chambered in.45ACP. No Reserve. The main differences from a full-sized M1911 are 6-round magazines not 7-round, 7 1/8" overall length not 8 1/2", 5 1/8" height not 5 1/2", 34-oz not 39-oz, and most characteristically 3 1/2" barrel not 5". The officer model 1911 is generally 3.5″ (I say generally because any manufacturer can call their 3.5″ something else as well as call another length “officer”). Buyer to pay by money order or VISA. However, the design of the M1911 predates even 1911. 45 ACP. Manufactured in 1918. I have built a full size replica of a French (and US) FT tank and it is clear that the tank needed something other to protect itself on the flanks. a 3.5" slide on a Commander frame, I believe this was called the 'General Officer's ACP' and/or the 'Commanding Officer's ACP'. Matte finished except for blued bbl. The grips have scratches that can be … Smaller Size Frame, Will Not Fit 1911 Full Size. These came in a factory Armadillo soft case. 1911 officer's model magazines. 12.00 Shipping. FFL required. Free FedEx Option* (0) Match Grade 1911 Officer's Model Barrel $ 89.00 (0) Ruger 1911 9MM 7RD OFFICER STYLE $ 24.89. Most items on an officer’s model 1911 cannot be swapped with commander or government item. It's parkerized with colt wood grips with inserts. COLT MODEL TANK OFFICERS SEMI AUTO PISTOL. Colt 45 AUTO STAINLESS STEEL MAGAZINE CAMP CARBINE 7 ROUNDS M-1911 / 1129-0 - .45 ACP $15.00: 0 $15.00 14h 32m: 17118819. I believe it was a run of 350 done around late 1990 or early 1991. Mr. M has stated (approximately) that the Glock is just an ultimate 1911 refinement. Some of both remained in British service through the Second World War. Lawrence of Arabia carried a 1911 in the Great War as well–not a Webley as in the movie. To enhance confusion 7,65 mm Long cartridge seems to be developed from cartridge for Pedersen Device and there is known specimen of latter with inscription REM-UMC 32 ACP see An sampling of Pedersen device variations….. chapter: https://www.oldammo.com/july07.htm. Kimber 1911 Compact Ambi Grips, Checkered, Double … Free shipping. Colt NEW 1911 Magazine 45 ACP 8rd Nickel PRO MAG - .45 ACP BuyItNow! Serial #453074. Colt won and the pistol was first designated as US Model 1911 .45. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 32 ACP or 8-9mm. The weapon was based on a Colt Browning Model 1900 design. This model soon replaced the Officer’s ACP, which was discontinued in the 1990’s. 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