Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 302: U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Very Fine U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Very Fine U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 275
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Produced in 1915 as part of the third serial number block reserved for the Springfield Armory. Blade front and flat top notch rear sights The two-block Colt patent and Springfield address markings are on the left side of the slide ahead of the ordnance bomb symbol. The eagle with shield motif and "MODEL OF 1911.U.S.ARMY." are on the right. The ordnance bomb is repeated on the frame with "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" ahead of the slide stop and the serial number on the right. The full blued barrel is marked "S" on the left of the lug. Fitted with a wide knurled hammer, short grip safety, long trigger, flat mainspring housing and lanyard staples on the housing and correct Springfield produced loop magazine. Provenance: The Mel Raucher Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% plus of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina, primarily on the grip straps and in the form of mild holster time wear. The grips are also very fine with some scattered minor dings and scratches, and otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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