Colt 1911 serial number dating
"FG" may or may not have had any real meaning to anyone but Colt. The pistol was done up by Clark Custom and was ordered by someone in Canada.
You might assume that "G" stood for Government Model, but the "F" prefix was also used for all the other 1911 variants. I don,t know it's exact history,but it's the only one I've seen in Canada and it's a pleasure to shoot.
"FG" was used in 1983, 1984, 1985, and probably later on commercial Government models.
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Regards, Walt "FG" was used in 1983, 1984, 1985, and probably later on commercial Government models.
You might assume that "G" stood for Government Model, but the "F" prefix was also used for all the other 1911 variants. I think they went all the way to FG99999 before chaning to an FRXXXXX prefix.