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Selling: May 6, 2017

Lot 2632: Excellent Pre-War Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

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Excellent Pre-War Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500
Serial #Excellent Pre-War Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol ManufacturerColt ModelGovernment
TypePistol Gauge45 ACP Catalog Page296
Barrel5 Inch Round FinishBlue GripWalnut
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1927. Fixed blade front and flat top notch rear sights, two-line address on the left side of the slide with the model and caliber marking on the right followed by the Rampant Colt logo. The right side of the frame is stamped "GOVERNMENT MODEL" over the serial number "C151656". The right side of the trigger guard is stamped "51", and the left is stamped "W" over the Colt "VP" proof. Fitted with checkered grips and an unmarked two-tone blue magazine.

ConditionExcellent. 98% plus original blue finish remains with nice crisp markings, a few traces of light spotting, and mild handling marks overall. The grips are also excellent with sharp checkering and one noticeable bruise on the left panel. Mechanically excellent.

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