Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3505: Pre-World War II Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Exceptional Pre-World War II Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Exceptional Pre-World War II Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Government
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 265
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1932, this is an exceptional example of a pre-World War II commercial Colt Government Model pistol. The left side of the matching number slide has the two-line address/patent dates, and the right side has the caliber marking followed by a Rampant Colt. The left of the trigger guard is marked "1/VP", and the right is marked "60". The right side of the frame has the Government Model marking over the serial number. It has the "improved model" features including the short checkered trigger, wide checkered hammer, dished frame sides, and arched checkered mainspring housing with a lanyard loop. Fitted with full checkered grips and an unmarked two-tone magazine. Includes a later production Government Model factory maroon box numbered to a different gun. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 90% plus of the original blue finish with the balance mostly a smooth grey patina, primarily concentrated on the forward edges of the slide, particularly a small patch of very light surface pitting on the left. The grips are also excellent a few scattered very light blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The box is fair with some mild wear, tears, and tape repairs.



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