I can't tell for sure from your pictures, but I don't think this is a 1911; it is more likely a "Government Model" and that should be marked on the frame above the serial number. Does the serial number start with the letter "W" by any chance?Does anyone have any information on this gem?
"104119" would be the last weeks or so of 1918.Serial number is W104119. There areBtitish proofs and the barrel is stamped .455
Oyeboten; The Round Lanyard Loop on the Receiver is not Colt so far as I know said:Oyeboten,
I was told that the hook on the British lanyards would not fit on the Colt loop. So, if the pistol was to be used with a British lanyard it required that additional welded loop.
Lend-Lease didn't happen until 1941.