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Lot 431: U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Pistol Formerly of the Clawson Collection

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Documented U.S. Navy Shipped Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol Formerly of the Charles W. Clawson Collection

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Documented U.S. Navy Shipped Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol Formerly of the Charles W. Clawson Collection

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911A1
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip: plastic
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Item Views: 1432
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 306
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Shiny - Very little wear
Description:

Manufactured in 1942, this is one of 3,982 Colt Model 1911A1 pistols sold to the U.S. Navy that year, and was shipped to the commanding officer at the Naval Supply Depot, Sewalls Point, Virginia on 24 July 1942. The left side of the slide is marked with the two-line, two-block patent dates and address, bisected by the Rampant Colt. The right side of the frame has the U.S. property, model, and serial number, while the left has the "W.B." inspector's mark and "P" proof. The full blue barrel is marked "COLT 45 AUTO" and "G" on the underside. Fitted with blade and notch sights, reinforced checkered plastic grips, and a full blue magazine marked "COLT/45 AUTO." on the base. Includes a letter from/signed by Charles W. Clawson detailing the shipment information of this pistol, that the "S" marking on top of the receiver means it was originally intended for commercial sales before being moved to military production, and that it was formerly of his personal collection. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 80% plus of the original parkerized finish with the balance having thinned to a mostly smooth grey patina, primarily on edges and handling areas. The grips are very fine with a few scattered light blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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