Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1768: 1911 Colt Ace Pistols 22 Service Model

Auction Date: April 20, 2012

Exceptional WWII Colt Service Model Ace 22LR Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Exceptional WWII Colt Service Model Ace 22LR Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Service Model Ace
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip: brown plastic checkered
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Catalog Page: 75
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

This is an original, WWII US Army contract Model 1911A1 "Service Model" Ace pistol chambered in 22LR. These were originally produced as a low-cost method to train troops that duplicated the weight, feel and function of the original Model 1911A1 pistol. This model used the new "Floating Chamber" designed by "Carbine Williams" that readily made the pistol fire exactly like the Model 1911A1. The serial number of this pistol places the shipment in mid-1945. It has the two line Colt address and patent dates on the left side of the slide with the Rampant Colt logo at the end of the markings, with the right side marked, "COLT/SERVICE MODEL/<ACE>/ .22LR". The right of the frame has the "G.H.D." inspected stamp for Col Guy Drewey with the Colt "R" and "VP" inside a triangle proof on the trigger guard bow. The right side of the frame has the "73" on the trigger guard, and "UNTIED STATES PROPERTY" over the serial number "SM5336". It has the desirable adjustable rear sight with target height front sight. It is fitted with a narrow checkered hammer, stamped trigger, arched serrated mainspring housing and reinforced Colt wood grips.

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus, near new condition with 99% plus of the original Colt parkerized finish. The grips are in the same exceptional condition. An extraordinary desirable U.S. wartime Colt Service Model Ace pistol.

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