Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1636: World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Exceptional World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster

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

Exceptional World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 317
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in early 1918 and shipped to Springfield Armory on 26 February 1918. 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 "JMG" inspection mark and the serial number is on the left. The later production replacement barrel has a polished chamber marked "P/H" and "5" on the bottom. 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. Includes a "1917" dated U.S. "Western MFG Co." marked holster. Provenance: The Gus Cargile Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 80% plus of the original brushed blue finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, most notably on edges and the grip straps. The revarnished grips are good with a few scattered light handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The Holster is good overall.



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