Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 519: 1913 Production Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

1913 Production Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Government
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 480
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 310
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured in 1913, the second year of production. Fixed sights, with the two-line, two-block address and patent markings on the left side of the slide with the Rampant Colt behind the serrations, and "COLT AUTOMATIC/CALIBRE 45" ahead of the ejection port. Marked "GOVERNMENT MODEL" ahead of the serial number on the right side of the frame, with the "VP" Verified Proof and "2" inspection mark on the left side of the trigger guard. Outfitted with a round top rear sight, wide knurled hammer, long trigger, short grip safety, and smooth flat mainspring housing. The replacement barrel is "J" inspected on left link ear. Checkered grips with diamond panels around the screws, which have been stamped "JAM" on the left panels and "M" on the right panels, and the magazine is stamped "B" on the toe. Magazine is a military two tone replacement.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 60% plus of the original high polish blue finish, showing a few areas of brown patina on the slide and grip straps, scattered spotting of varying depth and intensity, takedown lines on the slide and scattered handling marks. The grips are very good, with some dings and wear. Mechanically excellent.

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