Very Good Condition
Historical Summary of the Model 1911 (New Build) & Model 96/11 (Conversion)
Upgrade of exiting rifles to the Model 1911
It was determined that the 89/96 could easily be converted to handle the new cartridge by re-barreling the rifle. The eralier Model 1889s could not be converted
1889/96s were converted to 1896/11by replacing or modifying the following:
A new barrel with new front and rear sights.
However, it took several years for all the 89/96s to be converted to 96/11 and 1911 Rifle production continued until 1919
In addition to modernizing their old rifles, in 1913,
the Model 1911 was formally adopted. These rifles, along with those converted
to the new pattern, fired the new GP11 round.
127,000 1911 Rifles were produced from 1913 to 1919.
This is a nice Model 1911 manufactured in 1916,
matching numbers: Action, Barrel, Bolt & Magazine
Section 1 FAC Required