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Lot 2900: Serial Number C97 Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: October 7, 2021

Early Two-Digit Serial Number C97 Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Early Two-Digit Serial Number C97 Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Government
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
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Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Rating:

OB - EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal; unmarred wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

Manufactured in 1912, the first year of production for the commercial Government Model. The early two-digit serial number is located on the left of the frame, which was only standard on the first 2,250 Government Models. British "crown/V" proofs on frame, slide, and barrel, and "out of service" broad arrow proofs on right of frame. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection

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