It is unclear how exactly they were distributed, but after the war they were sold as surplus through Belgian dealers. He was into mechanical things. wilson combat (in stock) 3.0 (2) officers model 3.5" 45acp nr gunmith-fit barrel. Also Douglas Haig and Billy Bishop. The Colt Officer's Model or Colt Officer's ACP is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun based on the John M. Browning designed M1911. It was designed by famous firearms inventor John Browning after years of development of other various semi-automatic pistols. The Colt Officer's Model or Colt Officer's ACP is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun based on the John M. Browning designed M1911. Buyer to pay by money order or VISA. $54.95: 0 $54.95 $56.95: 13h 31m: 16232793 . Manufactured in 1989. I just bought a colt tank officers 45. I believe Star was making 1911-style pistols as early as 1922, in 9mm Para, 9mm Largo, and even .45. I recently obtained a decent, but affordable 1911 from K-Var Armory, the Citadel. Officers were required to buy their own weapons within guidelines. You are quite correct, 2) The Canadians had a grand total of, IIRC, TWO Mk VI lights in September 1939. In 1985, Colt developed their own in-house version and named it the "Colt Officer's ACP", the following year they introduced a lighter version with an aluminium frame known as the Lightweight Officer's ACP which weighed 10 ounces less (24 ounces). The Officer’s Model is an even shorter 1911, with a 3.5-inch barrel and a grip shortened enough to cut magazine capacity by one round. In addition to a great many Spanish pistols of several types, the French government purchased both revolvers and Government Model 1911 pistols from Colt. Colt Defender. One of 1,904 pistols shipped to Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts on March 13, 1915. Super rare tank officers model that colt states they only made thru LEW HORTON about 350 but only 250 were shipped making this guy a rare bird indeed. One version was made by TALO and another by the Pistol Smiths at GunSite Academy. This one has the matching serial number. From the same period, I have a Colt “Government Model” (marked on the frame) in .455 Eley. Colt M1991A1 Compact bull barrel and OEM barrel bushing, Old Rollmark Model (ORM) M1991A1 Compact pistol, Talo/Wiley Clap Concealed Carry Officers Model. It has a 5" barrel with a 7 round magazine. And nobody wore steel helmets with solid face plates at the time, but I could be wrong…, “(…)I assume that by 7.5mm the French meant 7.65mm, though why they bothered to change the nomenclature I don’t know. FFL required. Features a 3 1/2 bbl and a full size grip frame. It had a 3-inch bull barrel, as well as a different spring setup. Lawrence of Arabia carried a 1911 in the Great War as well–not a Webley as in the movie. Reliability and accuracy has been improved through modifications such as replacing the stock barrel bushing with an aftermarket part and judiciously honing the hammer and sear. A .32 was just not going to cut it. As described, i.e. 1911 Grips Cross Colt compact officer model, 3D printed, Magwell Bottom. Fast & Free shipping on many items! It is interesting to see from the French manual that officers, senior NCOs and mounted men were to get either a Lebel revolver, a 1911 or a 7.5mm pistol, whilst the grunts were left to make do with only 7.5mm automatics. I have built a full size replica of a French (and US) FT tank and it is clear that the tank needed something other to protect itself on the flanks. All correct, original and complete. Commander: 4.25-inch barrel, 8+1 capacity. Gun is in excellent like new condition with ever so slight handling wear with 3 dot factory sights and smooth walnut wood … Minor holster wear along edges. The grips have scratches that can be … From the estate of Major Herbert E. Oppel, U.S. Army, WWII. The Colt Officer’s model for concealed carry was introduced by Colt Manufacturing in 1985. I also did not know of this French purchase (I knew of British buys), but it seems to me the 1911 (and most Browning products) have tinged weapons design all over the world. Posts: 3,723 Threads: 181 Joined: Jun 2012 Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan #1. The venerable Model 1911A1 was manufactured by Colt (and others during … Springs have reduced ends to center on Colt Officers factory guides and replace the originial dual factory springs in the Officers model. This gun was essentially a shortened version of the A1 and was manufactured with a 4.25-inch barrel. Specifically, they purchased 5,000 standard commercial 1911s off the shelf from Colt, with deliveries starting in April of 1915 and ending in January 1916. An even shorter 1911— the Colt Defender — features a three-inch barrel. Today most compact pistols have 3-inch barrels. Description: Up for NO RESERVE Is a like new near mint COLT TANK OFFICERS MODEL 1911 CHAMBERED IN 45 ACP!!! Colt also sold its Military and Police Model revolver to the British in .455 Eley, What’s distinctive is their beautiful commercial bluing as opposed to the US military’s Parkerized finish. TomG Alt. A Colt .22-.45 Service Model Conversion Unit Serial Number U1333 accompanies this pistol. Your email address will not be published. Conjoined "HP" on barrel. Dear LDC: Obviously I should’ve been more precise with my query. It has a commander frame with an officers slide. Colt did not ship the guns as a continuous serial number range, but rather took them basically at random from warehouse stocks. It has the original target sights as installed by the factory. The 1911 has come a long way since Colt's original 1911 Government Model. It's parkerized with colt wood grips with inserts. Check out his cool machine gun rental range in Missouri, and his sales on GunBroker. Some of both remained in British service through the Second World War. 45 ACP. I believe it was a run of 350 done around late 1990 or early 1991. $33.73. Makes sense. We know nothing about Mr. McCarty beyond the fact that in 1909 he was granted a patent for […], Rollin White was the inventor who patented the bored-through cylinder in the US, and sold an exclusive right to this patent to Smith & Wesson. a 3.5" slide on a Commander frame, I believe this was called the 'General Officer's ACP' and/or the 'Commanding Officer's ACP'. I thank you for raising the question. S# TC167. I don’t know if there is paperwork, or anybody left alive, to confirm this. My Q goes to whether the 1911 was the main source of inspiration rather than all the other Browning/FN models around in Europe then. Since he is no longer available to query we must hope Ian’s curiosity will seek the truth. THE COLT 1911 PISTOL by Leroy Thompson First Edition. Honestly surprised that they didn’t give them something smaller. The legendary M1911 is a semi-automatic magazine-fed pistol chambered in .45ACP. Do you have an opinion on this ? Not uncommen back then in the British Army (and most armies in the world really). Description: Very Rare Colt Tank Officer's Model 1911. COMPACT 1911 GRIPS,SALE $33.73,FITS COLT DEFENDERS,OFFICERS,CLONES,CLASSIC . Overall, the review is complimentary for its design cues and small size. The modern 9mm 1911 has become a popular handgun and the officer’s model is perhaps the best fit for the 9mm Luger cartridge. Colt 1911 Tanker Officers Model, Limited Edition, in like new conditon. The weapon was based on a Colt Browning Model 1900 design. Super rare tank officers model that colt states they only made thru LEW HORTON about 350 but only 250 were shipped making this guy a rare bird indeed. They would use it as the basis for their own […], One of the competitors against the Garand and Pedersen rifles in the 1929 and 1930 US Army trials was the White rifle. It has a 5 inch barrel with a rear serrated slide. Enjoy what you read on Forgotten Weapons? Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a425dc787d83ff1e0bf780d5731f8d96" );document.getElementById("d73e6909cb").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. That was shipped in the factory box with end label. It was introduced in 1985 as a response from Colt to numerous aftermarket companies making smaller versions of the M1911 pistol. I only have Hogg’s assertion in his MSA 20h C as a source. All original in Tank Officer Case. Colt 1911 .45 Auto. 1911 officer's model magazines. Colt Model 1911 Series '80 Mark IV Gold Cup National Match 45 A.C.P. Dear Mr. LDC COLT MODEL TANK OFFICERS SEMI AUTO PISTOL. 2011* The Colt 1911. It served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1985. Kimber 1911 Compact Ambi Grips, Checkered, Double … 3 1/2". wilson combat (in stock) 3.0 (2) officers model 3.5" 45acp nr gunmith-fit barrel. These French purchase 1911s were not given any markings by the French, and appear as standard commercial 1911s. Manufactured in 1918. The main differences from a full-sized M1911 are 6-round magazines not 7-round, 7 1/8" overall length not 8 1/2", 5 1/8" height not 5 1/2", 34-oz not 39-oz, and most characteristically 3 1/2" barrel not 5". 1911 officer's model magazines. The Gold Cup model was introduced by Colt, way back in the 50s as a premium target pistol and was considered as the gold standard 1911 for use in competitions. Ian Hogg in his Military Small Arms of the 20th Century states the French used the 1911 as a starting point for their Model 1935A pistol. Defender: 3-inch barrel, 7+1 capacity. Officer: 3.5-inch barrel, 6 and 7+1 capacity. Colt Model 1911 serial number 108583. The Officer’s Model demanded considerable revision of the design but the 3-inch pistols even more so. recoil springs. A quick look at the Colt Officer's model 1911 that I recently refinished. .32 ACP is more than enough to punch through a person and his clothes at “spitting distance” unless the recipient of the bullet was wearing a particular grade of plate armor. I was wondering if a got a good deal and if anybody can tell me much about it? The differences between Colt 1911 Models in .45 ACP: Government: 5-inch barrel, 8+1 capacity (originally 7+1). GI#: 101515323 This Colt's serial number is FN 16307. Most standard Officer's ACP features having fixed 3 dot sights, serrated front strap & smooth flat mainspring housing w/ lanyard loop. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/873514564, Jeez, kind of a big gun to give tankers. Also known as the Government Model, recently celebrated its centennial after serving as the primary U.S. military handgun for 80 years. The officer model 1911 is generally 3.5″ (I say generally because any manufacturer can call their 3.5″ something else as well as call another length “officer”). Colt began making the Officer’s Model for the military in the 1970’s, but waited until the 80’s to release a civilian model. $16.95: 0 $16.95 $18.95: 14h 15m: 17118726. Thanks (Not like there’s a lot of room inside the two men French Renault tanks!). The US Army’s Ordnance Department tested early Colt .45 pistols along with .45’s by Savage and even Georg Luger. Cal. The Colt Competition is available in various calibers, .38 Super, .45 ACP and 9mm and the pistol comes in 2 finishes – matte bluing and stainless steel. White actually submitted two rifles, but only this gas-operated design was actually tested […], Great video Ian, as always! Serial #453074. Also excludes Browning himself. However, there are enough out there that they are fairly easy to find. 12.00 Shipping. The finish is a Satin Nickel finish It has Millett Series 100 Custom Combat Low-Profile Sights installed. What I want to know is if the subsequent 1935S, with the ejection-port lockup, was directly inspired by the pre-war Webley or was just a case of great minds thinking alike when seeking simpler manufacture. Pistol was issued to Staff Sergeant Howard L. Pugh, Company C, 752nd Tank Battalion. Description: Up for NO RESERVE Is a like new near mint COLT TANK OFFICERS MODEL 1911 CHAMBERED IN 45 ACP!!! To enhance confusion 7,65 mm Long cartridge seems to be developed from cartridge for Pedersen Device and there is known specimen of latter with inscription REM-UMC 32 ACP see An sampling of Pedersen device variations….. chapter: https://www.oldammo.com/july07.htm. Trick out or upgrade your firearm with the largest gun parts selection at eBay.com. as in, what goes out must come it, sorta. 07-25-2012, 10:09 PM . Officers Factory Guide Rod Pak: For Use in: Colt Officers .45ACP with factory guide rod This pak contains 1 each of 18.5, 20, 22, & 24 Lb. Grips Also Fit: Colt Defender, Colt 1991A Compact, Colt Combat Commander Compact (Concealed Carry) & Many Clones: Kimber Ultra Carry, Compact Springfield, Para Ordnance C7 & Wilson Combat Compact . 1911 Officer's Model Build. ed brown (in stock) - 5.0 (4) #325 colt officers model spring kit. It's basically the same design as a full size 1911 except the slide is 1 1/4" shorter and the grip is 1/2" shorter making it much more compact. If yes what was result? Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email. In addition to a great many Spanish pistols of several types, the French government purchased both revolvers and Government Model 1911 pistols from Colt. This weapon was taken as the basis for a new service pistol required by the Army. nowlin (in stock) 0.0. The precursor Colts with tilting barrel, the 1908 and the .45 “pocket” model, had been openly sold commercially since inception, and by 1934, the 1911 had been around two decades, even adopted by Norway in 1914, if not produced in large numbers until after WWI. They can only be identified by serial number and by Colt factory letter. A evaluation example tested by the Technical Staff of the National Rifle Association fired 300 rounds with few difficulties. Colt Defender. , In 1975, Rock Island Arsenal developed a compact M1911 pistol it called the "General Officer's Model Pistol" for issue to general officers of the US Army and Air Force, but the pistol was unavailable for sale to the general public. The story of this iconic firearm is a MUST-have for your Colt 1911. Free shipping. An inescapable characteristic of its compact size, the Colt Officer's ACP drew criticism for being finicky with ammunition and the sharp recoil from the short barrel. In 2015 TALO had Colt Industries bring out a version with features specified by Wiley Clapp and fine line checkering by gun smith Pete Single. I’d call it a .32 ACP anyway. To date, no complete listing of their individual serial numbers has been made. I don’t remember if Astra had jumped on the bandwagon by then. Those are off the shelf pistols after all. The number to be produced was 350. Colt's Manufacturing Company - firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers. ... COLT MAGAZINE DEFENDER 45ACP $ 22.99 (2) MAG CHIP MC 7RD 45ACP SS OFFCR $ 23.29 (10) Ruger SR1911 Officers Model .45 ACP 3.6" Stainless 7+1 I’d call it a .32 ACP anyway.” It has a Videcki Custom Trigger installed - it's a 3 hole trigger w/ over travel screw . Most interesting was the little brass plate at he rear which said “mild steel for training purposes only” I understand the US gave a bunch of these to the Canadian Army in 1939 for training use – there is photographic proof of this, 1) Sorry about my error on the Colt revolvers. American Rifleman, November 1984, pp. A blade front and notch rear sight. Colt won and the pistol was first designated as US Model 1911 .45. 53 and 54. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Colt_Officer%27s_ACP&oldid=982859047, Semi-automatic pistols of the United States, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Concealed Carry Officer's pistol, Lightweight Officer's ACP, This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 20:13. So the US sold them our remaining M1917 Lights and Mk VIII Heavies by the ton as scrap iron (to avoid violating the Neutrality Ac), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Armoured_Corps. By 1911, and after many revisions, only Colt and Savage .45’s were in competition. The model 1911 has been produced in the millions and is in service all over the world some 70 years since it’s introduction in 1911 (hence the model name, 1911). Colt also made 1911s in 0.455in Webley Self-Loading (WSL), primarily for the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). Hence lots of variations on the service swords as well as the pistols, because many put their own preferences in them. Specifically, they purchased 5,000 standard commercial 1911s off the shelf from Colt, with deliveries starting in April of 1915 and ending in January 1916. 1989 & additionally marked "TANK OFFICERS"; 350 produced. It's an officer slide on a Gov't frame with a few extra features, such as lanyard loop, commander style hammer, nicer grips. As a child I saw a Renault tank outside the Smithsonian. An Aladdin’s Cave of Ethiopian Arms from InterOrdnance, No, It Doesn’t Take Glock Mags…and Sometimes That’s Better, Okay, to be precise I should say that it is W.B. Only 1 left! They were purchased for the Royal Flying Corps, who passed them on to the Royal Air Force when it was formed by amalgamating the Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Flying Corps and were issued to aircrew as late as 1945. This gun appears to have possibly been test fired but is in near new condition. Colt 1911 Officers Model Grips ACP, U.S. Government Model .45 Auto. Free shipping. When Colt introduced the 1991 line (a parkerized version of the 1911 with the series 80 firing pin safety), it included a pistol of the same dimensions as the Officer's ACP. I am told that the French were developing their 1935, in fair secrecy, at the same time FN was refining the GP 35 Hi-Power, also in secrecy. Smaller Size Frame, Will Not Fit 1911 Full Size. nowlin (in stock) 0.0. Colt 3 Officers 1911 Magazines 45 ACP 6rd PRO MAG - .45 ACP BuyItNow! It has a 5" barrel with a 7 round magazine. My new Colt Officers Model 1911 in .45 Cal.was made in 1985. Includes both magazines as well as Oppel's shoulder holster with his name written on a strap. Inspector The legendary M1911 is a semi-automatic magazine-fed pistol chambered in.45ACP. The FT had pistol ports on both sides of the turret in addition to a cupula with vision slits. or Best Offer. I purchased a 1991-A1 in Feb. 1993 and one of the first mods I had done was to eliminate the "factory flawed" recoil spring plug because of all the talk and claims that the small tab on it would "shear off "and render the pistol immediately inoperable. Both carried/owned the .45 Colt. Smaller Size Frame, Will Not Fit Colt 1911. We offer you an “AS NEW” in the factory box Colt Tank officers 1911 in 45 ACP. Colt 1911 Officers Model Grips ACP, U.S. Government Model .45 Auto. The issue should not really arise, as any .455in 1911 can accept a standard .45 ACP barrel and recoil spring with no modifications. The Colt Competition 1911 was unveiled recently by Colt. $15.00. No Reserve. We know the whole of the order was fulfilled with pistols between number C17800 and C28000, but only about half of the guns in that range went to France. Please consider, cool machine gun rental range in Missouri, Rollin White’s Single Shot .38 Rimfire Pistol. taking a prisoner at gun point. No Reserve. Bianchi 23944 Remedy 1911 Officers Model Tan RH Leather Tan $ 33.83. As well as Lawrence of Arabia, another famous Brit, Winston Churchill, carried a 1911 into service during the First World War. Beyond trigger work, more sophisticated modifications include replacing the stock hammer and sear with lightweight components, installing a high quality spring set and beveling the inside of the ejection port. It's in really good used shape. Did French run comparative trials of used automatic pistols after Great War? Note that while the 1911 in 0.455 WSL can fire .45 ACP, it is not advisable due to cartridge case length differences resulting in potential headspace problems. Free shipping. Bbl. #75 of only 351 ever made. Whipping Boy. I assume that by 7.5mm the French meant 7.65mm, though why they bothered to change the nomenclature I don’t know. As the Ruby was a copy of the Browning 1903 and early Walthers copied the Browning-FN 1910 slide disassembly, and the Chauchat was inspired by Browning’s long-recoil system (shotgun or rifle is open to question), I think it fair to suppose there must have been a heavy 1911 influence on the 1935A, especially the use of the swinging-link dropping barrel, the lug-to-groove matchup locking system, and of course the overall layout. The M1911, also known as the Colt 1911, or the Colt Government, is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the.45 ACP cartridge. The Officer’s Model demanded considerable revision of the design, but the three-inch pistols required even more so. The Officer’s Model was the original short 1911, with a 3.5-inch barrel and grip shortened enough to cut magazine capacity by one round. $45.00 . He got his, #C15566 in 1915 and it’s apparently on display in the Churchill Museum in London, England. This model soon replaced the Officer’s ACP, which was discontinued in the 1990’s. These appear to have been issued to tank crewmen, but not exclusively. 1911 Grips For Kimber / Colt / ROCK ISLAND Frames 1911 Compact Damascus Black. France was in an interesting position during World War One of being a primary supplier of rifles and machine guns to its allies, but a major importer of handguns. Mr. M has stated (approximately) that the Glock is just an ultimate 1911 refinement. Colt 45 AUTO STAINLESS STEEL MAGAZINE CAMP CARBINE 7 ROUNDS M-1911 / 1129-0 - .45 ACP $15.00: 0 $15.00 14h 32m: 17118819. The USa was not yet officially taking part in the war so Colt had stocks of freshly made M1911 pistols. The venerable Model 1911A1 was manufactured by Colt (and others during World War II) until 1971. Tank Officer Model The Tank Officer was a special run, that if I recall was done for Bangers. Very fine, smoothly functioning condition. Conversion Unit U1333 was shipped March 6, 1942 in a shipment … Government Model, or military handgun library! These came in a factory Armadillo soft case. Shortly after the war, Colt introduced a new gun, the Commander, which was based on the Colt 1911 Government design. Maybe those were the only pistols instantly available, when the Frend put out the contract for tenders? However, Colt has stated about 250 were ever shipped. 3.5 Inch Barrel,.45ACP. 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