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Lot 1660: Prototype CAC 45-1 Combat Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Rare Prototype CAC 45-1 Combat Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Rare Prototype CAC 45-1 Combat Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: CAC
Model: Semi-Automatic
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 3 7/8 inch round
Finish: stainless
Grip: plastic
Stock:
Item Views: 290
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 447
Class: Modern Handgun
Description:

Manufactured as a prototype of what was supposed to become the Mossberg Military .45 ACP Combat Model handgun. These pistols were developed by Bo Clarke as a possible replacement to the Colt 1911, though after a series of events, true production never saw the light of day. This pistol features a jeweled stainless steel slide marked "CAC 45-1/COMBAT MODEL" on the left. The frame is also stainless steel, marked "CAC/CARSON, CA. on the right, and features a distinct hook on the trigger guard for keeping the shooters finger from slipping off in the course of rapid fire. Provenance: The Gus Cargile Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, with limited light handling marks and crisp grip checkering. The safety may need adjustment otherwise, mechanically fine. Magazine absent.



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