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
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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