In May of 1942 the U.S. government initially placed an order with Union Switch & Signal Co. for 200,000 Model 1911A1 pistols, an order which was later revised to 55,000 pistols. This pistol was manufactured in 1943. The slide is marked with the "USS" monogram and "U.S. & S. Co./SWISSVALE, PA. U.S.A." on the left side, with a Robert Downie "R.C.D." on the left of the frame, and standard U.S. government nomenclature on the right. British proofs are present on the frame, slide, and barrel. It is fitted with blade and notch sights, thin checkered hammer, short stamped trigger, long grip safety, arched checkered mainspring housing with lanyard loop, replacement reinforced Keyes Fiber grips, full blue "L" marked magazine and a full blue barrel marked "HS" and "P" on the lug.
Excellent, retains 95% plus of the original Dulite finish with some light handling marks and edge wear. The replacement grips are very fine with some scattered light blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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