Collector's Information

Dear Visitors,

In this part of the site, you will find answers to the following questions:

- I have an XHZ 1911 with serial number 1234567. When was it made?
- I have an ABC 1911 with serial number 9876543. What is its value?

Select from the Collector's Info menu on the left, or from the links above.

Also, in this section, I'll be presenting you with items of Collectors interest. For example, see below a couple of pictures of a special vinyl pouch, which was used during WWII, to keep water away from your pistol, during amphibious operations etc.

I think they are called by collectors "invasion bags". It was folded along the blue dotted lines, and then rolled down with a stiff piece of plastic at the top, and there is a strap with snap on the backside that fastens to the snap on the front side.

And here is a picture of a 1911A1 sealed in the bag. In Scott Meadows book on U.S. military holsters there is a WWII vintage photo of an officer with his .45 wrapped in one of the bags and in an M3 shoulder holster.

I hope you find this interesting.

- John