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Photo From: Mark Freburg - Album: Handguns--Classic or Antique

Description: Singer M1911A1 from WWII. Part of a 500 pistol educational order, this documented pistol was given to Captain Robert Gibby in 1947 by his father-in-law, Charles Turner Willard, Chief Metallurgist for Singer Manufacturing. Willard had received the pistol from the plant superintendent as a memento for his service at the plant. The US Government did not contract with Singer for additional pistols as they felt the quality showed Singer could build something requiring even more precision, but they did issue the educational order they received. Note there are no markings on this pistol at all save the company name. Also note the non-standard plastic stocks, lacking the circular reinforcement around the screw hole. Uploaded: 4/3/2019 by Mark Freburg
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(9/26/2021) Harvey Goldman wrote: I found it interesting that most of the Singer produced 1911s went to the US Army Air Force, which might explain why a number of them survived WWII.
The fact that Singer, a sewing machine maker, transferred all their 1911A1 tooling and documentation to Remington Rand, a typewriter maker was a great example of American industry "going to war".