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Lot 582: World War II Canadian Proofed Colt Model 1911A1 Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

World War II Canadian Proofed Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

World War II Canadian Proofed Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911A1
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip: plastic
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 348
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: -
Description:

Manufactured in 1943 with the standard two-line, two-block patent dates and address on the left of the matching numbered slide, divided by the Rampant Colt, and a "P" proof on top. The right of the frame has the standard U.S. property and army markings along with the serial number and the left has a "G.H.D." inspection mark, "P" proof, and "R/VP" on the trigger guard. There are Canadian "broad arrow" in "C" proof marks on the left of the frame and slide. The blued barrel has British proofs on the chamber, "COLT 45 AUTO" on the lower left, "P" on the left of the lug, and "F" over larger "G" on the bottom in front of the lug. It has standard features including reinforced grips and an "L" marked blue magazine.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 95% plus of the original parkerized finish with numerous scattered light handling/takedown marks and some very light edge wear. The grips are excellent with a few scattered light blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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