Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1426: World War II U.S. Inspected Colt Service Model Ace Pistol

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

World War II U.S. Inspected Colt Service Model Ace Semi-Automatic Pistol

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

World War II U.S. Inspected Colt Service Model Ace Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Service Model Ace
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 365
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 312
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1942, near the start of U.S. involvement in World War II. The left side of the slide is marked with the standard two-line address and patent dates, followed by the Rampant Colt, and the right side has the standard Service Model Ace and caliber markings. The right side of the frame has the serial number and "60" on the trigger guard. The left side of the frame has a boxed "W.B." inspection mark and "T/VP" on the trigger guard. The barrel is unmarked and has a polished chamber. It is fitted with blade front and adjustable notch rear sights, short checkered trigger, checkered arched mainspring housing, wide checkered hammer, long grip safety, checkered walnut grips, and a full blue magazine with Colt Service Model Ace markings on the base.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 70% of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina, most noticeably on the leading edges of the slide, front grip strap, and mainspring housing. The grips are also very good with a few scattered minor blemishes/flat spots and otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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