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I went to a local auction Thursday night and was the successful bidder on a very nice Colt 1911a1. I know it is from 1942 based on serial number but could someone please tell me the month it shipped? It is serial number 8448xx.

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I have Clawson's small book, and it shows that Colt #s 801001-856100 were shipped in 1942.

Folks that know more than I do will be along shortly.
 

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I went to a local auction Thursday night and was the successful bidder on a very nice Colt 1911a1. I know it is from 1942 based on serial number but could someone please tell me the month it shipped? It is serial number 8448xx.

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I replied to your PM about shipping date. Did it get lost?
 

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For those curious,---most likely, 8448XX shipped in Nov 42. In one of 6 shipments from 10 Nov through 25 Nov.

At that time, Colt was not assembling or shipping, in numerical order. The only way to know is to get a Colt Letter.? (One ordering a letter, should(?) ask for the assembly date to be added. The assembly date might be particularly important when lettering a commercial pistol,---the assembly and ship dates may be many months apart. The parts, etc., on the pistol, should conform to the assembly date.?)
 
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