Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1564: Omaha Shipped Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Omaha Shipped Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Government
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 481
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 291
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured in 1922, this is an exceptional example of a pre-World War II commercial Colt Government Model pistol. The left side of the 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 "22". The right side of the frame has the Government Model marking over the serial number. It has the standard 1911 features. The barrel has a polished chamber and is marked "E", "U", and "&" internally. Fitted with replacement diamond pattern checkered grips and an unmarked two-tone magazine. The included copy of the factory letter confirms the current configuration (grips not listed) as well as shipment to Lee Clarke Anderson Hardware Co. in Omaha, Nebraska on 3 February 1923. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 90% plus of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, primarily on edges and the grip straps. The replacement grips are very fine with a few scattered light handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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