Manufactured in 1945, towards the end of World War II. The left side of the slide is marked with the two-line/two-block address separated by the Rampant Colt, "G.H.D." inspected frame with "F/VP" proof, matching "P" proofs on the frame and slide, and standard U.S. property and army nomenclature on the right of the frame. British lend-lease style proofs are visible on the frame, slide and barrel. "RELEASED BRITISH GOVT. 1952" and "NOT ENGLISH MAKE" on the right side of the frame. Fitted with blade and notch sights, checkered slide catch, thumb safety, and narrow hammer, long grip safety, and arched serrated mainspring housing with lanyard loop. Fitted with a full blue "S" marked magazine, full blue barrel with "P" on the lug, and reinforced checkered grips. Includes a reproduction Kraft style box hand numbered to the gun. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection
Excellent, retains 98% plus of the original parkerized finish with a few scattered light handling marks. The grips are also excellent with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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