Manufactured in 1944, during the height of World War II. The left side of the slide is marked with the two-line/two-block address separated by the Rampant Colt, "G.H.D." inspected frame with "8/VP" proof, matching "P" proofs on the frame and slide, and standard U.S. property and army nomenclature on the right of the frame. Fitted with blade and notch sights, checkered slide catch, thumb safety, and wide hammer, long grip safety, and arched serrated mainspring housing with lanyard loop. Fitted with a replacement "R" marked magazine, later replacement full blue barrel with "P" on the lug and "COLT 45 AUTO" on the lower left, and reinforced checkered grips.
Excellent, retains 95% plus of the original parkerized finish with some very light edge wear and a small patch of discolored speckling/very light pitting on the right rear of the slide. The grips are also excellent with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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