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
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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