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Lot 1585: Early Production U.S. Colt Model 1911 Pistol

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Early Production U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Four Digit Serial Number

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Estimated Price: $3,750 - $4,500

Early Production U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Four Digit Serial Number

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 484
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 299
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1912. Blade front and round top notch rear sights, the two-line/two-block address and patent dates on the left side of the slide ahead of the Rampant Colt, the Army nomenclature on the reverse, and a United States Property marked frame with "WGP" (Penfield) inspection mark on the left side. Fitted with a long smooth trigger, wide checkered hammer, short grip safety, smooth mainspring housing, checkered grips, an unmarked later production two-tone pinned base magazine, and a later production replacement "HP" marked barrel.

Rating Definition:

Fair, with a mixed brown and gray color overall, shallow pitting, mild spotting and light handling marks. Stronger blue is present on the hammer, slide catch, and the safeties. The grips are fair, with some chipping, dents and flat spots. Mechanically excellent.



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