1911 serial dating
This inspection mark is added after the finish has been applied to the pistol. Atwood was the commanding officer of the Rochester Ordnance District; he personally did not inspect each and every item, but as the commanding officer he was responsible for all of the ordnance material that was accepted by the U. The 1911A1 Ithaca pictured on this webpage is one of the 30,000 pistols that was produced in late 1943 in it's serial number range. The photograph on the left is of the back rear of the slide top.
The picture on the right is of the FJA inspection stamp which stands for Frank J. Like the crossed cannons final inspection mark in the picture on the left, the FJA inspection stamp is added after the finish has been applied. Here we can see the rear sight as well as the proof mark "P" stamping.
Another safety device involves the way the pistol is constructed.
Unless the slide and barrel are in their forward position and the action fully closed the weapon will not fire.
Finally, to keep the pistol from firing should the full cock break or fail to engage the sear, a half cock notch was employed.
The photograph on the left is a picture of the crossed cannons final inspection mark. His initials will also be found on rifles and shotguns made by Remington, the 1911A1's made by Remington Rand and military vehicles.
There were 16,746 Solid frame guns built from 1890 to 1893 .
These grips also have the reinforced grip screw holes.
The pistol has been designed to operate as a single action firearm that utilizes an external hammer. The sight system includes a square blade front sight that is milled as part of the slide, and a square notch rear sight that is housed in a dovetail slot and drift adjustable for windage only.
This pistol is fed by a single column 7 round detachable box magazine.
This M1911A1 was manufactured by the Ithaca Gun Company in late 1943 according to historical records.
The M1911A1 is a recoil operated, self-loading, semi-automatic pistol that has been chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge.