Troy Partin Collection
Colt Service Model Ace
Serial Number SM1384 - This SM Ace serial number SM1384 has matching
slide. It was inspected by Charles S. Reed (CSR). SM1384
was shipped on January 28, 1941 to the Norfolk, VA Naval Base.
The initials of Major Charles S.
Reed, Officer in Charge of Outside Inspection, were stamped on all
M1911A1 pistols and some Service Model Ace pistols manufactured in 1940-41, signifying government acceptance of
the pistol. His initials were stamped on the left side of the
receiver below the slide stop in accordance with Ordnance drawings.
It is also stamped on the top of the receiver near the disconnector
hole with a "G". On the C.S.R. inspected M1911A1 pistols, the mark
near the disconnector is an "R" in a circle.
Left side of Service Model Ace SM 1384.