Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 420: Pre-World War II Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

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

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

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

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Government
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 476
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 298
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1932, this is an exceptional example of a pre-World War II commercial production 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, dished frame sides, and arched checkered mainspring housing with a lanyard loop. Fitted with full checkered grips and an unmarked two-tone magazine.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 98% of the original blue finish with some very light edge wear, some light wear visible on the trigger, and some very light specks of surface oxidation on the front strap and grip safety. The grips are also excellent with minimal handling evidence and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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