Colt U.S. Model 1911 Pistol

Description (Brief):

The .45 caliber Colt Model 1911 pistol was an official U.S. military sidearm from 1911 until 1986. Close to 70,000 were manufactured befor the U.S. entered World War I.

Date Made: 1918

Maker: Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

See more items in: Military and Society: Armed Forces History, Military


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0005.02Serial Number: 388733Catalog Number: 2005.0005.02Accession Number: 2005.0005

Object Name: Pistolpistol, semiautomatic

Measurements: overall: 5 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 13.335 cm x 21.59 cm x 3.175 cm


Record Id: nmah_1291794

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