Manufactured in 1917 and shipped to Springfield Armory on 6 July 1917, well before the end of World War I. The left of the slide is marked with the two-line, two-block patent dates and address with the Rampant Colt behind the serrations, while the right has the standard "MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY" marking. The left of the frame has the U.S. property marking and "GHS" inspection mark and the serial number is on the left. The full blued barrel is marked "5" on the bottom and "P" on the lug. Fitted with blade and notch sights, wide checkered hammer, long smooth trigger, short grip safety, diamond pattern checkered grips, and an unmarked two-tone magazine with lanyard loop base. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection
Very fine, retains 85% plus of the original brushed blue finish with some light edge wear and some faint thinning to a grey patina on the grip straps and top of the slide. The grips are also very fine with a few light handling marks and a light chip near the upper left screw. Mechanically excellent.