1911 Arsenal Rebuild Marks

I have only found one arsenal rebuild mark. Stamped on the side AAM with a small non-serifed P in the grip area. That pistol is an Ithaca slide on a Remington Rand receiver but it has none of the usual arsenal rebuild marks and is probably just a mixmaster someone put together after the pistol was in civilian hands. AA rebuild marking. guns for sale - british enfield -- british enfield mark 4 no 1, arsenal rebuild, 303 british caliber, no import stamp, c& r okay C&R - Rifles - Item# 14817878 This Auction has Ended. Historical Autopsy of a Government Model 1911 (serial number 41, 610) Page | 6 Identifying marks on your slide are the key to determining its source and history. She holds 7+1 or in modern mag July 6, 2019 by The Loadout Room 0 Comments. This week we are open Mon-Sunday 10am-7pm. To learn more about pistol types and W. The models A, B, P and M had roughly comparable upates over the years. The Ordnance marking used by Springfield Armory on the parts they manufactured were the letters "SA". Just over a year ago I got $800 for an Ithaca with a Colt slide (having been through an arsenal rebuild). Those are the drawing number, revision number, and heat lot code. Dont know if anyone is a collector but, I have a colt 1911 made in 1917. WTB 1911/1911A1 Arsenal rebuild I'm looking for an arsenal rebuild 45 auto, a shooter for my Bro in law that served in Nam. Almost every 1911 in the system has been through an arsenal rebuild and inspection. The M1917 was actually a development of the Mauser 98 rifle. Luger Proof/Acceptance Mark Identification Guide (1898-1945) This is one of a series of identification guides for small arms. found on tang, behind the receiver - stamp by Canton Arsenal. But like you say, maybe it was reparked by the military. Nice pistol. 1st 1911 I bought was a full size Rock GI, got it new for $350 otd. I picked-up this Augusta Arsenal rebuild M1911 in a FTF deal today for $650. All inland in mint condition being sold for a collector. Rearsenaled Sistemas compete with the Springfield GI45 in the marketplace among shooters who want an inexpensive but authentic appearing GI 1911 pistol. It is an original Springfield Armory firearm. com, the website for collectors of Colt Automatic Pistols and Revolvers. Trapdoor -U. military manual for the 1911 Model Pistol. Ordnance inspect and rebuild program. I've already posted photos of both my pistols previously, but I'll post them again. 5) M1911a1 -- I believe this to be a WWI 1911 that was rearsenaled to 1911a1 by uncle sam. There seems to be a little unfair bias aimed towards the GRI marked rifles as being of an inferior or lesser quality build. The above information appears to describe a WW I era 1897 serial numbered gun with WW II era markings. Stock also has a hairline crack near wrist. AA rebuild marking. Gibbs used it on Post WW2 rebuilds. This means that your rifle has a zero barrel. Along with Raritan Arsenal and Augusta Arsenal, Springfield Armory was involved in the overhaul of over 250,000 WWII carbines between 1945 and 1948. Page 1 of 2 - 1911 Arsenal Refurbs - posted in FIREARMS & ORDNANCE: I will post pics of two 1911 and 1911A1 Arsenal refurbishments, and hope other members post pictures of theirs. A 1918 Colt Model 1911 sporting a World War II Augusta Arsenal rebuild that I bought for myself on my 21st birthday back in 1978 and a Colt Gold Cup that I purchased new in about 1981. What is it worth, Union Switch and Signal 1911 with minimal wear marks. It is an original Springfield Armory firearm. After the rifles were rebuilt, the initials of the facility and, occasionally, the initials of the individual inspector as well were stamped on the left side of the stock. The number 2, means a good barrel while number 3 means a barrel in need of replacement. The pistol that we know as the 1911, originally designed for use by American military forces before World War I, has been has been used by our troops—and carried by untold numbers of civilians—for over 100 years. If you've received a CMP pistol or have a US property 1911 variant, feel free to share photos here. So it is a reblue over the rust/pitting. Shop with confidence. WTM45 is correct about the sights, but I am not sure about the arsenal rebuild. This correct rifle comes with a very nice 1918 dated Rock. Trade such out, diminish the talent base and hopefully rebuild it !!!???. This pistol shows no sign of usage and all parts appear to be in "as new "condition, mint bore. II German markings you can search our older questions, I have answered several questions about this model in the past. depends on the manufacturer and markings. Note: Except for Springfield Armory and Rock Island Arsenal, most of the above ordnance facilities did not overhaul weapons until World War II and later. Welcome to ColtAutos. 00 apiece, with all-matched collector grade pistols being sold at auction (if there are any). has no proofing houses (as in England, France, Germany and. Browning Serial Numbers Colt Serial Numbers Gun Codes and Markings House Brand Conversion United States Military Small Arms Inspectors Markings Winchester Serial Numbers WWII German Ordnance Codes. Shop with confidence. Ithaca didn't make pistols in WWI, so that's a WWII slide on a WWI frame. I will list the main stamps by manufacturer in sequence of use, plus other stamps put on. Arsenal Rebuild Marks: AA = Augusta Arsenal AN = Anniston Arsenal BA = Benecia Arsenal MR = Mt Rainer Ordinance Depot OG = Ogden Arsenal RA = Raritan Arsenal RIA = Rock Island Arsenal RRA = Red River Arsenal SA = Springfield Arsenal SAA = San Antonio Arsenal. The AA mark indicates an Augusta Arsenal rebuild, most likely a post WW2 rebuild, but before 1955 as that is when the armory closed down. After the rifles were rebuilt, the initials of the facility and, occasionally, the initials of the individual inspector as well were stamped on the left side of the stock. Gibbs used it on Post WW2 rebuilds. I was reading the CMP forum talk on the 1911's. This is a discussion on A WWII Rebuilt 1911 Found a Home within the Handguns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I was on one of my favorite GB vendors site last weekend and saw that they had just put up a WWII Augusta Arsenal 1911. Just my experience but I think that is a good comparison of the value of an original RR to an arsenal rebuild (in this case an Ithaca) where the slide has been changed. M1 Garand and Carbine Club, M1 Collectors Club, BIRTH OF THE M1 CARBINE. If it has mixed parts, it really isn't worth any more than a mixed-parts Springfield Armory. BCM Folding Battle Sight - REAR (mfg by Troy Ind) - FLAT DARK EARTH Back Up Iron Sight for your AR-15, M4, M16A4, AR10, SR25. On the inside of the slide there is a stamped "S" and then a few spaces down is stamped "C C", also a "M" and a "L". Military Rifles and Vintage Rifles here at Collectors Firearms, your only destination for Antique guns. These arsenal rebuilds consisted of anything from minor inspections to major overhauls of pistols returned from service use. Per the newly completed and signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U. THERE IS AN EXCITING NEW 1911 COLLECTOR GROUP THAT WAS JUST FORMED CALLED THE VINTAGE 1911 COLLECTOR'S ASSOCIATION. Arsenal rebuilds have been holding steady in the $800 to $1,200 range for a couple years, and are slowly creeping up. M1911 Arsenal Rebuilds. Reply WWII Colt 1911 Rebuild ?-----Around 15 years ago I picked up a Colt 1911 at a gun show for $300. SA Arsenal rebuild 43 Colt 04-22-2016, 03:10 PM Cool 1911, I wish I had one like that, all mine are modern. Among the Model 1911 pistols on display at the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia are two Colt-produced examples, one of which bears U. These USGI M1911 or M1911A1 replacement stocks / grips are for pistols that went threw arsenal rebuild. , USN Smith & Wesson and Colt M1895. Augusta Arsenal (AA stamped) Rebuild, Colt Model of 1911 U. Dont know if anyone is a collector but, I have a colt 1911 made in 1917. It's a Remington Rand and it's got some extra markings I need to investigate now. Vintage 1911 Colt Barrel. Burda on GunsAmerica - 978093149. The pistol that we know as the 1911, originally designed for use by American military forces before World War I, has been has been used by our troops—and carried by untold numbers of civilians—for over 100 years. I have not seen the gun and photos won't be available for several weeks. if your model 1911 was parkerized then this is a arsenal rebuild,which was common in the range of years made 1911-1925. Rearsenaled Sistemas compete with the Springfield GI45 in the marketplace among shooters who want an inexpensive but authentic appearing GI 1911 pistol. The fit is tight, 90-95% NRA. Looking for what a 1903 SPRINGFIELD is worth? View our historical sales information to see market price, buying trends, and sales by different parts of the United States. Rifles and Carbines Models 1892 to 1899 M1903 Rifle: Rock Island Arsenal M1903 & M1903A1. Mike Participant Gold★★★Posts: 84Comments: 789Overall: 873 My intent in these post is not create a "Basement Article" but rather a quick reference of the 1903 Service Rifle as to the commonly […]. 45 automatic pistol M1911Al. PROOF MARKS 2403 The proof marks shown below will assist in determining nationality of manufacturers when no other markings are evident. On consignment I have a Singer 1911-A1. 303 caliber rifle of c. 06; good bore, very good stock, With a barrel date of 12-11 on an original one bolt stock and finger grove hand guard, with boxed CN 1911 as well as a Rock Island P behind the trigger guard. Has an AA stamped on frame (rebuild mark?). Someone did scratch their initials into the barrel. After asking some experts on this forum I believe that this is an arsenal rebuild without an arsenal stamp. It remains in very fine, rebuilt condition with about 98% of its parkerized finish remaining. This barrel has app 40% original bluing the rest is polished. Declan Rice’s second half goal was enough for the Hammers to take all three points, and in general the Gunners didn’t threaten former teammate Lukasz Fabianski. I do not have manuals for every pistol shown on this site. It is not uncommon to find 1911/1911A1 pistols with original finish, but wearing an arsenal mark. Up for bid 1 WW1 1911 Colt Barrel. We should make time to go shoot our heirlooms and talk about old men who have gone before us. 1942 shows complete disassembly/assembly for the semi-auto. Speaking after Arsenal lost 2-1 away to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Sunday, Wenger said he can still turn things around, per James Benge of the London Evening Standard. Winchester duplicated SA s/ns (approx. 30 Carbine". Jeeze, where's the 1911 experts when you need 'em? I'm just a hack, but even I can see that's a WWI vintage M1911 frame, not a WWII vintage M1911A1. He was responsible for the final inspection of new and overhauled small arms. PROOF MARKS 2403 The proof marks shown below will assist in determining nationality of manufacturers when no other markings are evident. I also have a Remington Rand 1911A1 but don't have a photo of it for some reason. She holds 7+1 or in modern mag July 6, 2019 by The Loadout Room 0 Comments. There are no arsenal rework markings. The pistol as a whole would have to be considered. There are no markings on the slide, standard U. Augusta Arsenal (AA stamped) Rebuild, Colt Model of 1911 U. The right side of the frame is marked "UNITED STATES PROPERTY / NO. Shortly after he received it he took it to the Camp Perry Matches and had a new slide, and NM barrel and NM bushing installed. This piece appears to be rebuilt but not reissued. Manchester United's top 50 players of all-time. This is a discussion on checked out a "Remington" 1911 R1 at the gunshop today within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by 1911PKR Those guns were built very loose by todays standards. 45 acp - HP marked. You can see all the previous gun of the week posts here. Model 1903's and 1903A3's will sometimes be found with two letter P's stamped behind the triggerguard. Colt's Model 1911. The AA mark indicates an Augusta Arsenal rebuild, most likely a post WW2 rebuild, but before 1955 as that is when the armory closed down. It would have an arsenal rebuild stamp on it somewhere though and I'm not seeing one in your pictures. Value might be tough. The WaA140 markings can either be on what collectors call type 2 Hi-Power pistols with tangent sights or type 3 Hi-Power pistols with fixed 50-meter sights. FYI, there was not consistency between arsenals as to where the marking was applied. The pistol that we know as the 1911, originally designed for use by American military forces before World War I, has been has been used by our troops—and carried by untold numbers of civilians—for over 100 years. Excellent Augusta Arsenal rebuild WW1 Colt 1911 45ACP pistol. If it came from the 'public sales' from one of the arsenals in the 50's or 60's, it's probably an arsenal rebuild. It is a field grade model. 45ACP 1918 production "United States Property" "Model of 1911. No rebuild marks just look at the pictures. A WWII Rebuilt 1911 Found a Home. SA Arsenal rebuild 43 Colt 04-22-2016, 03:10 PM Cool 1911, I wish I had one like that, all mine are modern. I'd guess yours to be in the middle of that range given current condition and the lack of arsenal markings. Burda on GunsAmerica - 978093149. If there is an RIA stamp on it somewhere, it could be a post-war rebuild mark, which would explain the mismatched post-war slide. Rock Island Armory continued selling various surplus military guns and gun parts until approximately 2007. mint bore, wood strong 98% with just a few minor handling marks, retaining 98%+ original finish. The model B pistol is the 9 mm Parabellum/Luger variant of the A/B series of 1911-inspired pistols that led Star design for the next 60 years. The blue has a high shine to it and it is in the pitting as well as the surface. It is marked United States Property on the left side, and Model of 1911 U. They do look like typical arsenal applied rebuild marks but like you I am unsure of the source. Note the SA arsenal rework stamp on the right side above the trigger. This Colt was produced in 1924. The above information appears to describe a WW I era 1897 serial numbered gun with WW II era markings. Shop our vast selection and save!. The Factory did not keep records of weapons after they left Factory store, so we can't help you with its history. Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark on the pistol grip. Brownells is your source for 1911 Parts at Brownells. By mottled I mean there are different shades of finish. M1 CARBINE Inland. 45s: Springfield Beats Auto Ordnance Playing G. Really enjoyed getting these pictures via text the other day. We should make time to go shoot our heirlooms and talk about old men who have gone before us. Our Assessment: The 1911 and 1911-A1 pistols served the military of the United States from 1911 to 1985, through both World Wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars. You can see all the previous gun of the week posts here. WW2 Hi Standard barrel with nice shiny bore. Take a closer look at this X serial number Colt Model 1911, or is it a 1911A1? This pistol was stolen and recovered then renumbered. Markings seem crisp and edge/parts wear seem to be even overall so it doesnt appear to be a buba job however I could be wrong. , USA Hi-Standard. On the left frame there is an eagle head. Also, something that bothers me is the fact the Arsenal stamp (crossed cannons) and the FJA are really clear. Our Assessment: > The 1911 and 1911-A1 pistols served the military of the United States from 1911 to 1985, through two World Wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Revisionist history or true?. Bonus Test: Springfield's $1,500 upgrade package makes a super gun. I recently bought a 1911 dated Luger pistol, as it was all serial numbers matching at a reasonable price (900$), but when i started looking at the markings and other details i came across some oddities, and i was wondering if anyone knew what the markings meant. It also has a Z on the bottom of the pistol grip which some research has hinted at it being an arsenal inspector's initial? Thanks Jack. I picked-up this Augusta Arsenal rebuild M1911 in a FTF deal today for $650. I believe this mistake came from copying "facts" from another source that was also incorrect. All inland in mint condition being sold for a collector. THERE IS AN EXCITING NEW 1911 COLLECTOR GROUP THAT WAS JUST FORMED CALLED THE VINTAGE 1911 COLLECTOR'S ASSOCIATION. Value might be tough. There are no arsenal rework markings. Very few Garands are "NEW" outside of Springfield Armory Museum and other museums. Good shootin Colt. comes with leather us military flap holster and two fabric military mag holders. S Military pistol refurbished and reissued for WWII the gun has a Rem-Umc slide on a Colt frame, and is marked "AA" on the frame for Augusta arsenal. The key elements to consider are the sights (which are clearly Pre-1924) and the location of the rearing Colt logo (clearly post 1919). -Bottom line is do your home work and do not over pay for a gun. however a arsenal rebuild and probably has parts from. These arsenal rebuilds consisted of anything from minor inspections to major overhauls of pistols returned from service use. I believe I have 5 mags for it. Some of the known Simpson markings on the pistol are the E/6 on the toggle, and the Crow/BC proof, which indicates acceptance of an out of spec item. Inspection & Rebuild As soldiers were slowly cleared to head home, U. 00 apiece, with all-matched collector grade pistols being sold at auction (if there are any). Click for more info. Hi, I have a Colt 1911 with a serial number that takes it to approx. No rebuild marks just look at the pictures. To learn more about pistol types and W. I'd guess yours to be in the middle of that range given current condition and the lack of arsenal markings. 45 colt 1911 is at least $1300 on sale, but i have seen them go for $300-$400 in a. 45 colt 1911. I was reading the CMP forum talk on the 1911's. depends on the manufacturer and markings. They gained a reputation as a reliable handgun with plenty of stopping power and are held in high regard by those who have used them. I was wondering if it might be the recoil spring. Just my experience but I think that is a good comparison of the value of an original RR to an arsenal rebuild (in this case an Ithaca) where the slide has been changed. Manchester United's top 50 players of all-time. There is another mark on the upper front right side of the trigger guard - it read SILESIA upside down, and in a half. The barrel is marked 45 auto and #7791193 which is a US ordnance part number. This is the last year of the Colt 1911 pistols. He said my theory was entirely possible and that not all rebuilds were arsenal marked. The barrel is a Colt replacement with Colt. And just a few years ago, the U. 45 match ball that I had from when I shot in the military. Not sure why Anniston Army Depot would change their rebuild markings from ANAD to a single A stamp. The blue has a high shine to it and it is in the pitting as well as the surface. Almost every 1911 in the system has been through an arsenal rebuild and inspection. Gibbs used it on Post WW2 rebuilds. What's the history of Augusta Arsenal (AA) rebuild of Colt 1911? USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s. Used in Colt 1911s sn 400,000 to sn 710,000. Browning Serial Numbers Colt Serial Numbers Gun Codes and Markings House Brand Conversion United States Military Small Arms Inspectors Markings Winchester Serial Numbers WWII German Ordnance Codes. Now the faithful are claiming that the military used commercial parts and didn't stamp all arsenal rebuilds. No dents or dings in the highwood stock. Parkerizing is mostly gone so I do not believe this is a recent rebuild. Click Here for a Graphic of Marks Normally Found on Government Issue M1911 Pistols. Amongst it's many provisions was a requirement that all imported firearms henceforth be clearly marked with the name of the company that imported the firearm and the city and state the company was located in. Army" and the top of the slide is marked with a "P" proof in front of the rear sight. Small Arms of WWI Primer 099: French CSRG 1915 “Chauchat”. The 1911 I took home from my grandfather’s house after his funeral was not. 303 caliber rifle of c. The right side of the frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY / NO. checked out a "Remington" 1911 R1 at the gunshop today. About 2008 the company name was acquired by Armscor in the Philippines. Base Shot Data Pistol, Cal. 22 caliber model but highly unrecommended for my personal carry. Army, United States Property marked in. And just a few years ago, the U. Government Model (1911 A1) Huntsman (automatic) Junior Lawman/Mark III Lightning (rifle) Monitor* Mustang National Match New Service Officer's ACP Officer's Model PAF "Junior" Peacemaker (Frontier) Python Trooper Woodsman Woodsman* CLT 4 Aces US ERL Mfd. this Colt was sent to AA to be rebuilt,however has the components of a 1911. These were manufactured during Vietnam when a lot of pistols required refurbishment. I'm sending him an excellent brown leather tanker holster marked Enger-Kress 1943 to keep it company. He said my theory was entirely possible and that not all rebuilds were arsenal marked. 1914 Colt frame No 67393, 1918 - 1926 Colt slide, High Standard Barrel, Keyes grips. It is an original Springfield Armory firearm. guns for sale - british enfield -- british enfield mark 4 no 1, arsenal rebuild, 303 british caliber, no import stamp, c& r okay C&R - Rifles - Item# 14817878 This Auction has Ended. To the best of our knowledge, all the examples shown are original pre-1945 manufacture. This site has served collectors for over 20 years since it was established in 1996 and includes both general and specific information on most pre-WWII Colt Automatic Firearms Models. These USGI M1911 or M1911A1 replacement stocks / grips are for pistols that went threw arsenal rebuild. Now the faithful are claiming that the military used commercial parts and didn't stamp all arsenal rebuilds. These could be decent firearms. In 1918, Springfield Armory used an Eaglehead over a number or a letter/number inspector's mark on their bayonets. All small arms inspected under his supervision bear the markings "RIA" for Rock Island Arsenal and "EB" for Elmer Bjerke. description: absolutely beautiful remington 03-a3. 303 caliber rifle of c. The whole thing was likely refurbished at the Rock Island Arsenal, including reparkerizing. Historical Autopsy of a Government Model 1911 (serial number 41, 610) Page | 6 Identifying marks on your slide are the key to determining its source and history. Col Rene R. I believe I have 5 mags for it. 45 colt 1911. Barrel is bright and shiny and Crown is just shy of 1. We are located at 5609 Fayetteville Rd. 1890-1955, the Lee-Enfield (such as the SMLE version). 45acp, manufactured in 1942, Serial 808419, All Matching Serials to include: Slide and Frame. It's not a super-rare collector's item and since it wears the "AA" (Augusta Arsenal) rebuild marks, there's no telling whether any of the parts I have were actually together when it left the Colt factory so long ago. officer during the Siberian Expedition. This piece appears to be rebuilt but not reissued. The pistol appears absolutely new with all original parts, WWII plastic grips and a dark blue mottled parkerized finish. , USN Smith & Wesson and Colt M1895. Click for more info. It is a field grade model. He used our 1911 cache when he competed in the Division Shoots. -Bottom line is do your home work and do not over pay for a gun. 5) M1911a1 -- I believe this to be a WWI 1911 that was rearsenaled to 1911a1 by uncle sam. This refers to an alteration. 1942 shows complete disassembly/assembly for the semi-auto. These arsenal rebuilds consisted of anything from minor inspections to major overhauls of pistols returned from service use. Need some help identifying a US Property marked 1911 but I know next to nothing about older 1911's. The problem I have is that the pistol frame does not have any arsenal rebuild stamps/marks anywhere that I can see. I do not see any rebuild marks however. US ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL MODEL 1903 - C42924. These were manufactured during Vietnam when a lot of pistols required refurbishment. CMP offers several opportunities to buy - and service - vintage rifles, including direct sales, auctions and custom gunsmithing. Overview; By the 1860s, the Qing Dynasty in China was facing collapse. however a arsenal rebuild and probably has parts from. Property marking on the frame and arsenal stamps indicating rebuild at Anniston in 1980. Good shootin Colt. Mark Forums Read; Quick Links. These USGI M1911 or M1911A1 replacement stocks / grips are for pistols that went threw arsenal rebuild. Shop our vast selection and save!. Brownells is your source for Ruger Mark II Parts at Brownells. Add the Elite Force 1911 Tactical to your airsoft arsenal!. The "FJA" mark is the final inspection mark of Lt. The pistol's serial number is C- 135302. 45 ACP different examples of early roll markings and US Army Ordnance inspection marks. Our next Gun Show will be on the 29th and 30th of June in Greenville (NC) Show hours are Saturday 9-5 & Sunday 10-5. I posted this to see if any 1911 guru could give some insight on this weapon. 24, 1918 to April 10, 1919. Now the faithful are claiming that the military used commercial parts and didn't stamp all arsenal rebuilds. Click Here for a Graphic of Marks Normally Found on Government Issue M1911 Pistols. 1914 Colt frame No 67393, 1918 - 1926 Colt slide, High Standard Barrel, Keyes grips. I recently bought a 1911 dated Luger pistol, as it was all serial numbers matching at a reasonable price (900$), but when i started looking at the markings and other details i came across some oddities, and i was wondering if anyone knew what the markings meant. Again subjective on your view on who we trade to do so. This piece appears to be rebuilt but not reissued. Ithaca didn't make pistols in WWI, so that's a WWII slide on a WWI frame. The pistol has a brush blue finish and large diamond panels on the checkered wood grips. M1 CARBINE Inland. A WWII Rebuilt 1911 Found a Home. Many collectors will consider this more valued than an arsenal rebuild with an unmatched slide and frame but no where near what an all original gun is valued at. Sometimes markings on the rifle will give you an indication of the Unit or Division it was used in. Value might be tough. Just over a year ago I got $800 for an Ithaca with a Colt slide (having been through an arsenal rebuild). Really enjoyed getting these pictures via text the other day. Although made in Argentina, the Colt Sistema is an authentic military 1911. Arsenals and Service depots. I find them interesting, not only because I have a couple, but because of their often long history of usage. This correct rifle comes with a very nice 1918 dated Rock. Abandoned as an arsenal in 1964 and redeveloped for civilian use. Bet it has quite a story. This is why the gun could be considered "restored". Winchester duplicated SA s/ns (approx. Pistols that were refurbished at Government arsenals will usually be marked on the frame/receiver with the arsenal's initials, such as RIA (Rock Island Armory) or SA (Springfield Armory). Jouster2 Shooting Forums Threads / Posts Last Post In Remembrance of Major Culver In Honor of Major Richard O. Call with any quistions. This piece appears to be rebuilt but not reissued. That is a 1918 colt 1911 slide (not 1911A1) that I picked up a while back. It is a Colt slide, Springfield frame and an assortment of various 1911 and 1911a1 parts. This may well be a legitimate arsenal or depot rebuild on. The earliest proof marks used on Model 1903's were a script letter P which was later changed to a block letter P. This means that your rifle has a zero barrel. Would like to restore the trigger and sights, though. Property marking on the frame and arsenal stamps indicating rebuild at Anniston in 1980. The WaA140 markings can either be on what collectors call type 2 Hi-Power pistols with tangent sights or type 3 Hi-Power pistols with fixed 50-meter sights. 45 ACP different examples of early roll markings and US Army Ordnance inspection marks. The pistol as a whole would have to be considered. 45 colt 1911 is at least $1300 on sale, but i have seen them go for $300-$400 in a. Please contact us with for sale by Intrepid Shooting Sports on GunsAmerica - 979075845. Model 1903's and 1903A3's will sometimes be found with two letter P's stamped behind the triggerguard. Found on top of barrel on some 1911s, believed to be a shooting test mark found on tang, behind the receiver - indicates year rifle was refurbished at Waffenfabrik Bern. The best thing for you to do now is your homework and be patient. it was a ruby made by esperanza y unceta, later known as astra. He said my theory was entirely possible and that not all rebuilds were arsenal marked. Rifles and Carbines Models 1892 to 1899 M1903 Rifle: Rock Island Arsenal M1903 & M1903A1. If it came from the 'public sales' from one of the arsenals in the 50's or 60's, it's probably an arsenal rebuild. Finnish Mosin Nagant Marks Including a few with uncertain meanings but obvious Finnish origin. I'd love to see what you guys have in your collection. EDIT - I did have that backwards. There are no markings on the slide, standard U. Common M1911 Exterior Markings These are some of the common exterior markings on the M1911 and M1911A1 pistols. the standard price of a. 1911 Remington UMC frame with a Colt slide value? It appears to be an arsenal rebuild but does not have an arsenal mark.