Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3561: World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 288
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured early in 1917 as part of Colt's first assigned block for the year. The slide bears the two-line, two-block patent and address markings on the left side and the army nomenclature on the right. It has a "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" marked and "GHS" inspected frame. Includes a two-tone pinned lanyard base magazine and a "P H" marked Colt barrel.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 60% of the original blue finish, showing some bright edge wear, a mixed brown patina on the grip straps and mild handling marks. A small ding is present to the left of the ejection port, and a layer of storage residue is present on the slide and frame. The grips are also fine, with some dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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