Commercial Timeline of Colt M1911, Clones, and Variants

1911 – Colt M1910 trials model officially adopted as the M1911 (March 29); First order received (April 21) 1912 – First production M1911 delivered to the US Army (January); Colt Government Model commercially introduced; Springfield Armory (MA) begins tooling up to produce M1911 under license. (December) Under the terms of the license agreement, the governmentContinue reading “Commercial Timeline of Colt M1911, Clones, and Variants”