Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3545: World War II U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

World War II U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with British Proofs and Holster

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

World War II U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with British Proofs and Holster

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911A1
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip: plastic
Stock:
Item Views: 789
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 285
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Shiny - Very little wear
Description:

Manufactured in 1944. Fixed sights, with the two-line, two-block address divided by the Rampant Colt on the left side of the slide, "G.H.D.", "P", and "W/VP" on the left side of the frame and the property/nomenclature markings on the right. British proofs are visible on the frame, slide, and barrel. The pistol is fitted with a flat-top rear sight, short milled trigger, wide checkered hammer, long grip safety, checkered slide stop and thumb safety, arched checkered mainspring housing, reinforced grips, and full blue barrel and magazine. Includes a U.S. leather holster.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 95% of the original parkerized finish with some light edge wear and numerous scattered scratches, scuffs, and handling marks. The grips are excellent with a few scattered light blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The holster is good with moderate wear and heavy oil darkening.



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