This 1939 Colt M1911A1 was shipped to the Officer in Charge of the Naval Supply Depot at Sewalls Point, VA on December 18th, 1939 in a 1,088 gun shipment.
This particular pistol has the serial number of 716455, the serial number on the slide should match on this pistol. It was normal course of action for pistols to be stripped down in a group and cleaned as a group than re-assembled. At some point during this pistols life it ended up with a slide numbered 716459 which also shipped the same destination.
Accompanying this pistol is a copy of the shipping ticket that shows 1,088 pistols, 16 sets of spare parts and 2,176 spare magazines. The total invoice for these items were $30,442.00.