Manufactured in 1942, early in World War II. The left side of the matching number slide is marked with the two-line, two-block patent dates and address, bisected by the Rampant Colt. The right side of the frame has the U.S. property, model, and serial number, while the left has the "W.B." inspector's mark and "P" proof. The full blue barrel is marked "COLT 45 AUTO" and "G" on the underside in front of the lug. Fitted with blade and notch sights, reinforced checkered grips, and an "L" marked full blue magazine. Provenance: The Mel Raucher Collection
Excellent, retains 98% plus of the original parkerized finish with some scattered light handling marks and some very light edge wear. The grips are also excellent with some light wear and scattered light handling marks, and otherwise well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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