Colt M1911
"Lunch Box Gun"

It is assumed during the war that some employees would smuggle parts out in their lunch boxes. The example below has no Inspectors marking or serial number. This gun has the characteristics of a Colt produced after the 500000 serial number range. Probably manufactured in late 1918 or 1919.

Notice rampant Colt location

No inspectors mark

No serial number
Notice "US Property" mark location
  From the collection of Karl Karash