Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 583: Unserialized "Lunch Box Gun" Colt Model 1911 Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Unique Unmarked Unserialized "Lunch Box Gun" U.S. Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol Attributed to Remington UMC

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Unique Unmarked Unserialized "Lunch Box Gun" U.S. Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol Attributed to Remington UMC

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: 348
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

This is a unique example of a Remington UMC attributed Model 1911 Semi Automatic Pistol of what is often called a "lunch box gun", as it is made up of parts pulled from the manufacturing process prior to receiving any markings, including the serial number. These guns were often assembled by factory employees using parts that happened to find their way home with them in their lunch boxes. This specific pistol is almost completely devoid of markings apart from a faint "U" on the underside of the slide and a "P" on the chamber of the barrel. It is fitted with blade and flat top notch sights, checkered slide stop, thumb safety, and wide hammer, short grip safety, long smooth trigger, a smooth flat mainspring housing marked "E" on the bottom with lanyard loop, blued "P" marked barrel, and an unmarked two-tone magazine.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 70% plus of the dull original blue finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey-brown patina, most noticeably on the slide and grip straps. The grips are excellent with a few scattered light dings and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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