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Lot 309: Documented Pre-World War II Colt Ace Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Documented Pre-World War II Colt Ace Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Documented Pre-World War II Colt Ace Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Ace
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 453
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 281
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1931. Blade front and adjustable notch rear sights, the two-line address and patent dates on the left side of the slide, the Rampant Colt ahead of the serrations, and the Colt Ace logo and caliber markings on the right. The frame is marked "20" on the right side of the trigger guard, "3/VP" on the left and fitted with a short milled trigger, wide checkered hammer, checkered arched mainspring housing and a set of fully checkered grips. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration (barrel listed as 4 3/4 inches and grips not listed) as well as shipment to R.S. Elliot Arms Company in Kansas City, Missouri on 10 December 1931. Provenance: The Mel Raucher Collection

Rating Definition:

Extremely fine, retains 90% plus of the original blue finish with some scattered light handling marks and a small patch of cleaned light pitting showing a grey patina on the front left of the slide. The grips are excellent with a few scattered minor blemishes in the otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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