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  • Colt M1911 No. 403 Shipped February 15, 1912 as one of the 1st (500) M1911 pistols ever produced. Wish to buy or sell a collectible pistol?
  • Need help determining the authenticity of a pistol?
  • Need someone to do inspections or make recommendations at an upcoming auction or gun show?
  • Need someone to provide opinions of value, detailed written descriptions, data sheets and high quality images to document the condition and status for collectible handguns in your collection?
  • Need individual one-on-one training on how to determine the originality of a firearm?

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1915 Colt M1911 rig and items of decorated WWI veteran LTC Frank W. Snow who served with the British (B.E.F.) 1915, the American (A.E.F.) 1917-1918 and Post-WWI in Poland with the Red Cross

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As a Subscriber, you also have the ability to order any of the various M1911 Solutions we provide to help you achieve your specific goals. You may submit a Wish List to let me know what you wish to acquire. That information is listed on the Wanted page and is visible to anyone who visits the site without revealing your identity. So don't delay...Subscribe Today!

Consecutive numbered pair or Remington Rand Presentation Pistols 128 & 129Visit the Gallery to see examples from each year M1911 and M1911A1 manufactured by Colt, Springfield Armory, Remington Arms-UMC, Singer Mfg. Co., Remington Rand, Ithaca and Union Switch & Signal.

Smith & Wesson M1917 No. 124 with features seen only on the earliest examplesWhile there, see many other collectible military and commercial pistols and revolvers made by Colt, Smith & Wesson, High Standard, GM Guide Lamp, as well as foreign manufactured licensed copies of the Colt M1911 and M1911A1 pistols. Also see foreign pistols captured by U.S. troops during WWI and WWII and various collectible parts, accoutrements and militaria.

Compare the differences in finish, markings and components on M1911, M1911A1 and other items.

Early Service Model Ace MarkingStandardized Service Model Ace Marking

Quickly filter your search results by Year, Manufacturer, Model, Serial Number, Finish, Final Inspection, Barrel Markings, Branch or Service, Caliber, Arsenal Markings and Action.

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Rare Colt M1907 Trials Pistol No.14 used by Buffalo Soldiers of Troop K, 10th Cavalry in Phillipine Islands 1908-19091943 Colt Commando with 2" bbl. used in Pacific Theatre during WWII.Every item Featured in the Gallery has a description which details attibutes and includes  valuable collector information to provide Subscribers an advantage normally enjoyed by owners of such items.

Discover what makes each variation so interesting, unique, and desirable. For more details, please Contact Scott Gahimer. The best way to contact me is by telephone at (317) 392-4995.

Click on Gallery Preview to see an .flv Flash demonstration of the Gallery and how efficiently it filters and sorts your search results customized to your entries. You may also see full screen demonstrations of the Gallery on YouTube by searching M1911info.com.

Join TodayNow is the time to level the playing field. Get the help you need from an experienced collector. To receive your keys to the Gallery, register as a member and Subscribe. A 12-month subscription is only $40.

1915 Colt M1911 rig and items of decorated WWI veteran LTC Frank W. Snow who served with the British (B.E.F.) 1915, the American (A.E.F.) 1917-1918 and Post-WWI in Poland with the Red Cross

When you subscribe to the site, you will enjoy all the benefits of the detailed information and more than 40,000 photos currently in the Gallery to help you learn.  There are nearly 800 collector grade pistols, most of which are M1911 and M1911A1 handguns.

As a Subscriber, you also have the ability to order any of the various M1911 Solutions we provide to help you achieve your specific goals. You may submit a Wish List to let me know what you wish to acquire. That information is listed on the Wanted page and is visible to anyone who visits the site without revealing your identity. So don't delay...Subscribe Today!

Consecutive numbered pair or Remington Rand Presentation Pistols 128 & 129Visit the Gallery to see examples from each year M1911 and M1911A1 manufactured by Colt, Springfield Armory, Remington Arms-UMC, Singer Mfg. Co., Remington Rand, Ithaca and Union Switch & Signal.

Smith & Wesson M1917 No. 124 with features seen only on the earliest examplesWhile there, see many other collectible military and commercial pistols and revolvers made by Colt, Smith & Wesson, High Standard, GM Guide Lamp, as well as foreign manufactured licensed copies of the Colt M1911 and M1911A1 pistols. Also see foreign pistols captured by U.S. troops during WWI and WWII and various collectible parts, accoutrements and militaria.

Compare the differences in finish, markings and components on M1911, M1911A1 and other items.

Early Service Model Ace MarkingStandardized Service Model Ace Marking

Quickly filter your search results by Year, Manufacturer, Model, Serial Number, Finish, Final Inspection, Barrel Markings, Branch or Service, Caliber, Arsenal Markings and Action.

Visit the Classifieds category in the Gallery to view items for sale.

Rare Colt M1907 Trials Pistol No.14 used by Buffalo Soldiers of Troop K, 10th Cavalry in Phillipine Islands 1908-19091943 Colt Commando with 2" bbl. used in Pacific Theatre during WWII.Every item Featured in the Gallery has a description which details attibutes and includes  valuable collector information to provide Subscribers an advantage normally enjoyed by owners of such items.

Discover what makes each variation so interesting, unique, and desirable. For more details, please Contact Scott Gahimer. The best way to contact me is by telephone at (317) 392-4995.

North American Arms s/n 77

 
North American Arms s/n 77 left North American Arms s/n 77 right NAA s/n 77 top of slide NAA s/n 77 rear sight and top of hammer with no checkering NAA s/n 77 ejection port and top of barrel chamber NAA s/n 77 half moon front sight NAA s/n 77 back strap view NAA s/n 77 bottom view NAA s/n 77 muzzle end of barrel and bushing NAA s/n 77 front grip strap view NAA s/n 77 slide address NAA s/n 77 no Ordnance Final Inspection NAA s/n 77 controls left rear view NAA s/n 77 serif style serial number and thumb safety NAA s/n 77 left side double-diamond stock NAA s/n 77 right side double-diamond stock and NO lanyard loop NAA s/n 77 right rear view hammer profile and pins NAA s/n 77 right side magazine lock, trigger guard area and NO markings NAA s/n 77 right side profile half-moon tapered front sight NAA s/n 77 right side profile U-notch rear sight NAA s/n 77 crude surface preparation on top of receiver NAA s/n 77 surface preparation on blue finish bullet feed ramp NAA s/n 77 surface preparation in recoil spring housing of receiver NAA s/n 77 left side stock removed NAA s/n 77 NO heart-shaped cutouts, in-house production marking on receiver NAA s/n 77 serif style serial number on receiver, slide and trigger NAA s/n 77 excellent original, fragile blue finish in protected areas NAA s/n 77 double-diamond walnut stocks NAA s/n 77 back sides of personalized original NAA double-diamond stocks NAA s/n 77 back side of mainspring housing NAA s/n 77 thumb safety, grip safety and cocked hammer NAA s/n 77 back side of thumb safety NAA s/n 77 grip safety removed NAA s/n 77 back side of grip safety removed NAA s/n 77 sear spring outside view removed NAA s/n 77 sear spring inside view removed NAA s/n 77 hammer, hammer strut and pin removed NAA s/n 77 sear and disconnector removed NAA s/n 77 sear, hammer and mainspring housing pins removed NAA s/n 77 magazine release button and magazine lock view 1 NAA s/n 77 magazine release button and magazine lock view 2 NAA s/n 77 serif style serial number on trigger, receiver and slide NAA s/n 77 trigger removed NAA s/n 77 detail-stripped receiver left view NAA s/n 77 detail-stripped receiver right view NAA s/n 77 barrel bushing variation front view NAA s/n 77 barrel bushing variation profile view NAA s/n 77 recoil spring plug NAA s/n 77 recoil spring removed NAA s/n 77 recoil spring guide NAA s/n 77 unmarked barrel chamber and lug left side NAA s/n 77 unmarked barrel chamber and lug right side NAA s/n 77 unmarked barrel chamber and lugs bottom view NAA s/n 77 smooth transition from chamber to bore bottom view NAA s/n 77 unmarked barrel chamber top view NAA s/n 77 disconnector cutout on unmarked bottom side of slide NAA s/n 77 slide complete rear view NAA s/n 77 slide rear view with firing pin stop removed NAA s/n 77 matching wear patterns on firing pin stop and rear of slide NAA s/n 77 firing pin and firing pin spring NAA s/n 77 unmarked two-tone magazine right side NAA s/n 77 unmarked two-tone magazine left side NAA s/n 77 unmarked two-tone magazine follower NAA s/n 77 unmarked two-tone magazine base NAA s/n 77 unmarked two-tone magazine base toe top view NAA s/n 77 extractor removed NAA s/n 77 crude surface preparation on extractor NAA s/n 77 original NAA serrated M1911 style slide stop NAA s/n 77 with rare, unknown maker vintage holster from Canada with Mills parts NAA s/n 77 holster rear view NAA s/n 77 holster front view NAA s/n 77 holster Mills marking NAA s/n 77 holster fastener male stud NAA s/n 77 holster fastener female keeper NAA s/n 77 holster belt loop with old verdigris in place NAA s/n 77 holster Mills fitting with crude attachment

Noth American Arms s/n 77 left

North American Arms s/n 77 right

NAA s/n 77 top of slide
NAA s/n 77 rear sight and top of hammer with NO checkering
NAA s/n 77 ejection port and top of barrel chamber
NAA s/n 77 half moon front sight
NAA s/n 77 back strap view

NAA s/n 77 bottom view

NAA s/n 77 muzzle end of barrel and bushing
NAA s/n 77 front grip strap view
NAA s/n 77 slide address
NAA s/n 77 no Ordnance Final Inspection
NAA s/n 77 controls left rear view
NAA s/n 77 serif style serial number and thumb safety
NAA s/n 77 left side double-diamond stock
NAA s/n 77 right side double-diamond stock and NO lanyard loop
NAA s/n 77 right rear view hammer profile and pins
NAA s/n 77 right side magazine lock, trigger guard area and NO markings
NAA s/n 77 right side profile half-moon tapered front sight
NAA s/n 77 right side profile U-notch rear sight
NAA s/n 77 crude surface preparation on top of receiver
NAA s/n 77 surface preparation on blue finish bullet feed ramp
NAA s/n 77 surface preparation in recoil spring housing of receiver
NAA s/n 77 left side stock removed
NAA s/n 77 NO heart-shaped cutouts, in-house production marking on receiver
NAA s/n 77 serif style serial number on receiver, slide and trigger
NAA s/n 77 excellent original, fragile blue finish in protected areas
NAA s/n 77 double-diamond walnut stocks
NAA s/n 77 back sides of personalized original NAA double-diamond stocks
NAA s/n 77 back side of mainspring housing
NAA s/n 77 thumb safety, grip safety and cocked hammer
NAA s/n 77 back side of thumb safety
NAA s/n 77 grip safety removed
NAA s/n 77 back side of grip safety removed
NAA s/n 77 sear spring outside view removed
NAA s/n 77 sear spring inside view removed
NAA s/n 77 hammer, hammer strut and pin removed
NAA s/n 77 sear and disconnector removed
NAA s/n 77 sear, hammer and mainspring housing pins removed
NAA s/n 77 magazine release button and magazine lock view 1
NAA s/n 77 magazine release button and magazine lock view 2
NAA s/n 77 serif style serial number on trigger, receiver and slide
NAA s/n 77 trigger removed
NAA s/n 77 detail-stripped receiver left view
NAA s/n 77 detail-stripped receiver right view
NAA s/n 77 barrel bushing variation front view
NAA s/n 77 barrel bushing variation profile view
NAA s/n 77 recoil spring plug
NAA s/n 77 recoil spring removed
NAA s/n 77 recoil spring guide
NAA s/n 77 unmarked barrel chamber and lug left side
NAA s/n 77 unmarked barrel chamber and lug right side
NAA s/n 77 unmarked barrel chamber and lugs bottom view
NAA s/n 77 smooth transition from chamber to bore bottom view
NAA s/n 77 unmarked barrel chamber top view
NAA s/n 77 disconnector cutout on unmarked bottom side of slide
NAA s/n 77 slide complete rear view
NAA s/n 77 slide rear view with firing pin stop removed
NAA s/n 77 matching wear patterns on firing pin stop and rear of slide
NAA s/n 77 firing pin and firing pin spring
NAA s/n 77 unmarked two-tone magazine right side
NAA s/n 77 unmarked two-tone magazine left side
NAA s/n 77 unmarked two-tone magazine follower
NAA s/n 77 unmarked two-tone magazine base
NAA s/n 77 unmarked two-tone magazine base toe top view
NAA s/n 77 extractor removed
NAA s/n 77 crude surface preparation on extractor
NAA s/n 77 original NAA serrated M1911 style slide stop
NAA s/n 77 with rare, unknown maker vintage holster from Canada with Mills parts
NAA s/n 77 holster rear view
NAA s/n 77 holster front view
NAA s/n 77 holster Mills marking
NAA s/n 77 holster fastener male stud
NAA s/n 77 holster fastener female keeper
NAA s/n 77 holster belt loop with old verdigris in place
NAA s/n 77 holster Mills fitting with crude attachment

NAA...Rarest of all U.S. M1911 WWI Contract Pistols

 

One of only 100+/- ever produced by North American Arms (Quebec, Canada). Consecutively serial numbered to the N.A.A. pistol s/n 78 in the Citidel Museum in Quebec City. North American Arms was contracted by the United States Government to manufacture U.S. military M1911 pistols for World War I in 1918. WWI ended and the contract with NAA was suspended in December 1918. NAA, at the time the contract was suspended, was in pre-production, having not delivered any completed pistols to the United States.

In 1920, NAA presented a pistol in the hearing for the settlement between the United States and Canadian war manufacturers. It is undetermined what sum of money NAA may have received for their part in wartime production. NAA retained full rights and control of the few toolroom prototypes they had produced.

The North American Arms pistol is extremely rare and highly desirable. See the full-size 1024x768 images of the pistol in the Gallery. This pistol is entirely original finish, unlike most known examples. The barrel is original and all serial numbers match. All correct parts.

A truly rare and desirable example.

One of only 100+/- ever produced by North American Arms (Quebec, Canada). Consecutively serial numbered to the N.A.A. pistol s/n 78 in the Citidel Museum in Quebec City. North American Arms was contracted by the United States Government to manufacture U.S. military M1911 pistols for World War I in 1918. WWI ended and the contract with NAA was suspended in December 1918. NAA, at the time the contract was suspended, was in pre-production, having not delivered any completed pistols to the United States.

In 1920, NAA presented a pistol in the hearing for the settlement between the United States and Canadian war manufacturers. It is undetermined what sum of money NAA may have received for their part in wartime production. NAA retained full rights and control of the few toolroom prototypes they had produced.

The North American Arms pistol is extremely rare and highly desirable. See the full-size 1024x768 images of the pistol in the Gallery. This pistol is entirely original finish, unlike most known examples. The barrel is original and all serial numbers match. All correct parts.

A truly rare and desirable example.

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The market for collectible .45's has become a fast track since 1991. We seek to provide an inside lane with accurate information and inspection services to those seeking help.

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Whether buying or selling...verify originality of finish & parts and fully research values. I provide various M1911 Solutions to help you buy or sell with confidence. Visit the Gallery to view items I have inspected and described.

The market for collectible .45's has become a fast track since 1991. We seek to provide an inside lane with accurate information and inspection services to those seeking help.

What's Hot!

There simply are not enough good pistols to satisfy the market. With ever-increasing prices, having a pistol inspected for original finish and correct/original parts prior to bidding or buying has become a fundamental necessity.  Start your Subscription today!

What's Not!

Not receiving what you paid for!

Whether buying or selling...verify originality of finish & parts and fully research values. I provide various M1911 Solutions to help you buy or sell with confidence. Visit the Gallery to view items I have inspected and described.

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