Singer 1911A1 (Morphy Auctions) These are considered to be the “Holy Grail” among 1911A1 collectors. Testing the feasibility of 1911 mass production, the Ordnance Department contracted with Singer in 1925 for an engineering study to see how many guns they could produce in a month. After the study was complete, it was determined that Singer could turn out as many as 25,000 1911s in a month.
In 1939, the Ordnance Department awarded a production study to Singer. The following year, under Educational Order W-ORD-396, Singer set out to make 500 1911A1 pistols in an effort to eventually achieve a production rate of 100 guns per hour.
Singer never hit the production rate goal, but they did fulfill their contract for 500 1911A1s. By 1941, Singer had divested themselves of the 1911 business and transferred their tooling and documentation to Remington Rand. As a result of this, Singers have the lowest production numbers of any 1911 model made in the United States – just 500. I’ve handled three or four of these, but no one’s offered to let me run a mag through one!
I WILL DO WHAT I HAVE TO AND DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY ACTIONS LATER