Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 579: World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Very Fine World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster, Belt, and Pouches

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Very Fine World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster, Belt, and Pouches

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 503
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 345
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1918 and shipped to Springfield Armory on 5 February 1918, nine months 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 "P/H" on the chamber. 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 "US" marked Boyt leather holster, canvas belt, M.C. Whitmore canvas dual magazine pouch, two extra magazines, and a field dressing pouch with tin Bauer & Black first aid packet.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 80% plus of the original brushed blue finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, primarily on the cleaned front grip strap that a has a few pinprick spots of pitting, and a few patches of dark oxidation. The grips are also very fine with a few scattered minor dings and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The holster, belt, and pouches are very good with some mild wear.



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