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Lot 1628: World War II U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Commercial/Military Pistol

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Outstanding Scarce World War II U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Commercial/Military Semi-Automatic Pistol

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Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Outstanding Scarce World War II U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Commercial/Military Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911A1
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip: plastic
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 316
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

This pistol was originally manufactured in 1941-1942 as a Commercial Government Model, but before leaving the Colt factory was transferred to Colt's war time contract. It is one of 6,575 unsold Commercial Government Model frames that were transferred and in late-1942 to early-1943 that had the Government Model markings and serial number crudely removed and replaced with the standard military nomenclature. They were then serialized in the 860003-867000 serial range, assembled, and finished to fill the government orders. It has standard markings and features of these Commercial/Military models including "G.H.D." inspection and "P" proof marks, "G" marked full blue barrel, and a full blue "S" marked magazine. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine as factory renumbered and parkerized for military contract, retains 95% plus of the parkerized finish with some light edge wear and some scattered light handling/takedown marks. The grips are excellent with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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