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Thread: Help, Army Colt 1911ser# no 25670x

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    Help, Army Colt 1911ser# no 25670x

    Can anyone help me on ser # 25670x on what year & what inspectors stampings it should have in this era Army colt 1911 and Should it have lanyard mag as well as lanyard on frame ? Any and all info would be wonderful and gun is in untouched condition. I have pics and don't know how to post.
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    FAQ on how to post pics: http://forum.m1911.org/faq.php?faq=a...ostingpictures

    1918; It would not have a lanyard magazine.

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    Your pistol would have been shipped from Colt to Springfield Armory on March 19, 1918 in a 3900 pistol shipment. There should be a Lanyard loop on the MSH but should not have a lanyard loop magazine to be correct. The mag would be a two-toned variety though.

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    Unless someone stuck a Cavalry magazine in it later on.

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    yes, we could say that about any pistol. Anything could have been put in the pistol later on but we are talking about what it had when it left the Colt factory.

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    What, exactly, is a "Cavalry" magazine? And how does it differ from other Colt-made government issued magazines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vettepartz View Post
    What, exactly, is a "Cavalry" magazine? And how does it differ from other Colt-made government issued magazines?
    I think that he was referring to an earlier lanyard loop mag but not totally sure either.

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    A lot (some? all?) of the very early USGI magazines for the Model of 1911 had a lanyard loop on the base plate. It was dictated by the Office of the Chief of Cavalry. They are often referred to as "cavalry magazines".

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    I have been around a lot of collectors and seen many USGI magazines, but this is the first time I have ever heard of them referred to as cavalry magazines. Maybe it would "be-hoof" me to do some research on the early cavalry I thought that ALL of the early magazines (up to about 1915) had the lanyard loop no matter what branch (including Navy) they were issued to.

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    As I said, maybe all of the early ones had the lanyard loop. At any rate, it was dictated by the Cavalry. Supposedly, the idea was to use a "double" lanyard with one of the ends attached to the pistol and the other to the magazine. I guess it made sense to try to prevent a Cavalryman from dropping a magazine. In any event, it was a cumbersome set-up and the magazine loop was soon deleted. I couldn't tell you exactly where I've seen the term "Cavalry magazine" used. It might not be very common, but I guess it does make a certain amount of sense.

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