Manufactured in 1943, during the height of World War II. The left side of the slide is marked with the two-line/two-block address separated by the Rampant Colt, "G.H.D." inspected frame with "X/VP" proof, matching "P" proofs on the frame and slide, and standard U.S. property and army nomenclature on the right of the frame. Fitted with blade and notch sights, checkered slide catch, thumb safety, and wide spur hammer, long grip safety, and arched checkered mainspring housing with lanyard loop. Fitted with an unmarked parkerized magazine, full blue barrel marked "COLT 45 AUTO" and "F" on the underside, and reinforced checkered plastic grips. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection
Very fine, retains 95% plus of the arsenal refinished parkerized finish with some very light edge/cycling wear and some scattered light handling/takedown marks. The grips are also very fine with light wear and some scattered light blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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