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    Question Speaking of WWI?

    We know that there were far more 1917 rifles made and issued to US forces during the Great War than 1903s , but did the combined Colt and S&W 1917 revolver output exceed the Colt/Springfield/Rem-UMC 1911 production?
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    I don't think so.
    S&W and Colt produced as many M1917 revolvers as possible, but that was not more then the 1911.

    The 1911 was produced by Colt, Remington UMC, and Springfield Armory with other contracts issued that failed to be met.
    About 500,000 1911's were produced during WW1.

    Colt made 154,802 M1917 revolvers and S&W made 169,595.


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