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Auction Date: November 3, 2016

Lot 606: U.S. Colt 1911 Pistol, 1918 Production, Engraved and Inlaid

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Attractive Engraved and Gold Inlaid Rock Island Auction Themed U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500
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Serial #U.S. Colt 1911 Pistol, 1918 Production, Engraved and Inlaid ManufacturerColt Model1911
TypePistol Gauge45 ACP Catalog Page
Barrel5 Inch Round FinishBlue GripLaminated
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingNA PRF
Rating DefinitionNA - NEW: all original parts; 99% or more original finish.
PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED
DescriptionManufactured in 1918, and later professionally engraved and gold inlaid. The left side of the slide bears the two-block Colt patent and address markings bisected by the Rampant Colt logo, with a flat top rear sight, wide knurled hammer, short grip safety, long trigger and flat mainspring housing. Fine scroll and floral engraving is present on about half of the surface, with the government markings replaced with Rock Island Auction themed designs ("R.I.A." inspector marks, "R.I.A. PROPERTY" frame, etc) and a pair of special order Altamont Company half-checkered grips with the RIA logo cut into the sides. The slide is embellished with a gold inlaid auctioneer's gavel on the right and the Rock Island logo on top, with a 4-leaf clover ahead of the rear sight and an engraved facsimile of RIA CEO Pat Hogan's signature on the magazine base.

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