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Old 10-19-2013, 01:44 PM
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M1911 and A1 Army inspector marks 1912 thru 1945

Attached are some of the Army inspector marks from 1916 thru 1943. Missing some of the pre WWI and WWII JKC marks.

1912 WGP


1916 GHS


1924 WTG (early)


1939 H


1940 CSR


1941 RS


1942 WB


1943 FJA small block (missing the A)


1943 GHD small block


1943 RCD

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Old 10-19-2013, 01:45 PM
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!944 and 1945 (Part 2)

Notice the size of the letters from 1944 on were larger and stamped parallel to the grip panel.

1944 GHD large block


1945 FJA large block


1945 JSB
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:50 PM
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Let me guess, you want this made into a sticky?

Great collection, especially that JSB.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:35 PM
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In reference to the FJA mark for 1945, I have a RR, that is a series 3 made in 45 but has the smaller script you show for 43? and not what you have shown for 45.. Any ideas?


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Old 01-01-2014, 11:13 PM
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Adding two Rem. Rands for comparison. The FJAs do look about the same size for both RR models (based on my limited samples )

1943 FJA


1945 FJA

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Old 05-12-2014, 11:08 PM
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1918 JMG.

With this one added, still missing EEC, Eagle's Head (Type 1 and 2) and JKC


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Old 01-20-2015, 10:46 PM
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Here is one from FJA
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:08 PM
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s5 Eagle

Here are some pics of my grandpas service colt and holster . Serial # indicates 1918 manufacture. Hoyt holster also from 1918 presumable they were together from the get go. S5 Eagle inspectors mark on pistol. and holster is marked J.J.M.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:40 PM
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Thought I would add my GHS 1916 made inspector mark from my pistol.
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Old 10-27-2015, 03:03 PM
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Another WB from a 1942 1911A1
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Old 10-27-2015, 03:05 PM
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Here's an EEC from a 1918 Rem UMC, note Augusta Arsenal refurb marks
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:11 PM
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Thought I'd take some quick pictures, and fill in some of the missing marks. (I didn't spend any time on white balance, and the depth of field is pretty narrow.)

WGP First inspection stamp - Colt 1911/1912 (Rotated 90 degrees)



WGP - Colt 1912



WTG Circled - Colt 1924



Flaming Bomb - Springfield 1916



EEC - Remington UMC 1918 (With Eagle Head Type II)



No Mark (not accepted by US government) - North American Arms



No Mark (Pre P) - Colt 1937 (early)



P H - Colt 1938



RS - Colt 1941 (Parkerized version)



JKC - Singer 1941

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Old 12-30-2015, 12:12 PM
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Posts are limited to 10 pictures... here are the last ones.

RCD - US&S 1943



Eagle Head Type I - Colt (Late) 1918

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Old 04-20-2016, 05:11 PM
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A Colt manufactured 1911A1 1943 Sn 93xxxx

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1911A1 vp proofmark ghd [/IMG]

Assemblers Mark (41)



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Old 04-21-2016, 03:54 AM
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Thought I'd take some quick pictures, and fill in some of the missing marks. (I didn't spend any time on white balance, and the depth of field is pretty narrow.)

WGP First inspection stamp - Colt 1911/1912 (Rotated 90 degrees)
Rob,

Nice! Looks like it might be a 1st day pistol!! (Have you posted pictures of it?)

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Old 04-21-2016, 12:52 PM
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Rob,

Nice! Looks like it might be a 1st day pistol!! (Have you posted pictures of it?)

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It is a first day pistol. This is the only picture I have posted of this gun... so far. I will post more when I take good pics of it. I'm just not ready to do so yet.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:18 PM
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[Some of] the men behind the marks:
GHS:

WB:

RS:

GHD:

FJA:

JKC:

RCD:

Can anyone fill in the gaps?
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:19 PM
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Here;s an FJA at a 45* angle. It had a Colt slide. Not sure if it was a match.

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Old 10-11-2016, 10:51 PM
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Anyone recognize this mark on an early slide? It is visible above the firing pin stop, but nothing is stamped beneath that stop.
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:01 PM
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unknown markings on 1911

Does anyone recognize these marks?
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:52 PM
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1911A1 Marked MRT where inspectors mark should be

OK...I am not finding any information online that can tell me what the MRT stamp represents on my Colt 1911A1.

These letters are clearly stamped where the standard inspectors marking is usually at on the left side of the gun.

I see NO arsenal rework stamps on this weapon.

I purchased this gun several years back when living in Western Washington.

Can anyone shed a light on this for me?

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Old 01-14-2019, 11:07 AM
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Does anyone recognize these marks?
They are British proofs. Normally the barrel would also have British proofs.
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:13 PM
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1914 colt without inspector mark

I recently acquired Colt 1911 #65664 an early 1914 model which was apparently shipped to Camp Ethan Allen in Vermont around March 1, 1914.
The Pistol is in excellent condition with very crisp markings. The question is there is no inspectors marking. I have had the pistol examined by many colt and firearms experts in Connecticut( Former Colts employees with over 60years experience in Colts finishes on early revolver and 1911 pistol. all agree it is original. sorry for the upside down pics. The slide and frame match in color much better in person.
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