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Selling: September 10, 2011

Lot 3230: Colt - 1911

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Colt U.S. Navy Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
Serial #Colt - 1911 ManufacturerColt Model1911
TypePistol Gauge45 ACP Catalog Page262
Barrel5 Inch Round FinishBlue GripWalnut
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis is a nice example of a totally restored Colt U.S. Navy Contract Model 1911 Semi-automatic pistol manufactured in 1915. This pistol was one of 500 guns shipped to the Brooklyn Navy Yard on March 5, 1915 for the Naval Militia. The left side of the slide is marked with the two line, two block 1897-1913 patent dates and address with the circled Rampant Colt behind the serrations. The left front of the frame is marked "UNITED STATES PROPERTY", the right side of the slide is marked "MODEL OF 1911 U.S. NAVY" and the small "H" inspection mark is on the back of the slide above the firing pin. The left side of the frame is marked with the circled "GHS" inspection mark of Major Gilbert H. Stewart. The serial number is marked right side of the frame behind the slide stop hole. All markings are highlighted in white. Low profile blade front and rear sights, smooth trigger, checkered magazine release, slide stop, thumb safety and hammer spur. All blue barrel marked with a "P" and "H", two tone magazine with lanyard ring on the bottom, lanyard ring on the heel of the frame and fitted with checkered walnut grips with diamond pattern around the screws.

ConditionProfessionally restored to near mint condition. The grips are as new. The markings are highlighted in white and remain clear and crisp. Mechanically excellent.
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