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Lot 584: World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Outstanding World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

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Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Outstanding World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Views: 458
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 348
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1918 and shipped to Springfield Armory on 6 May 1918. The left of the slide is marked with the two-line, two-block patent dates and address separated by the Rampant Colt, 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 replacement, refinished barrel is marked "F" and "P" on the lug. 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. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 90% plus of the military brushed blue finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, primarily on the leading edges and grip straps. The grips are very fine with a few scattered minor handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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