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Lot 4558: U.S. Navy Contract Serial Number 727 Colt Model 1911 Pistol

Auction Date: February 18, 2022

U.S. Navy Contract Serial Number 727 Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with U.S.S. Delaware Markings

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

U.S. Navy Contract Serial Number 727 Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with U.S.S. Delaware Markings

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
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
Bore Condition: Good - Some light pitting or frosted appearance
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Manufactured 1912 in the first serial number range of the U.S. Navy contract. Right of the frame is stamped "DEL", a marking noted to indicate issue on the battleship U.S.S. Delaware. Serial number 737 is noted in "U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1894-1920" by Meadows as issued to the U.S.S. Delaware. The slide is a Springfield Armory replacement with the "S" within flaming bomb marking, which are often incorrectly linked to A.J. Savage manufacture.

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