Manufactured in 1943, during the height of World War II. The left side of the slide is marked with the two-line/two-block address separated by the Rampant Colt, "G.H.D." inspected frame with "W/VP" proof, matching "P" proofs on the frame and slide, and standard U.S. property and army nomenclature on the right of the frame. Fitted with blade and notch sights, checkered slide catch, thumb safety, and wide spur hammer, long grip safety, and arched checkered mainspring housing with lanyard loop. Fitted with a full blue "R" marked magazine, full blue "G" inspected barrel marked "COLT 45 AUTO", and reinforced checkered grips. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection
Excellent, retains 97% plus of the original parkerized finish with some scattered light edge/cycling wear and a light takedown mark. The grips are excellent with minimal handling evidence and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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