Manufactured in 1942 with "U.S. PROPERTY" mark on the right side of the frame. Matching number slide and frame. Introduced as a commercial pistol, the 1903 was adopted by the U.S. military after proving a commercial success and became the standard sidearm for General Officers during WWII and still issued into the 1970s. Although this pistol's serial number falls in the middle of known General Officer pistols, it is not identified as such (561576 and 561590 are identified). Provenance: The Gus Cargile Collection
Very fine, retains 85% plus of the original blue finish with some light edge wear and light wear on the grip straps showing a smooth grey patina, along with some scattered light spotting. The grips are also very fine with a few scattered light blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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