Well my Uncle passed away recently and I was fortunate enough to inherit this Army issued Colt 1911. Manufacture date shows as 1918 and my Aunt believes it was her Fathers service pistol. He served overseas in WW1 and domestically in WW2. We think it sat in a box in the house since the late 80's. Came with 5 rounds with brass casings marked (WCC) Western Cartridge Company (Now Winchester) and stamped 1942...that last year the military used brass before switching to steel for the duration of the war. Barrel link and pin need to be replaced as this firearms has definitely seen some use. I'm doing my best to provide a good home for this heirloom.