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Lot 1480: World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Excellent World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1480: World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Excellent World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,500
Price Realized:

Excellent World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 339
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1917 and shipped to Springfield Armory on 6 September 1917, well before the end of World War I. The left of the slide is marked with the two-line, two-block patent dates and address with the Rampant Colt behind the serrations, while the right has the standard "MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY" marking. The left of the frame has the U.S. property marking and "GHS" inspection mark and the serial number is on the right. The full blued barrel is marked "P/H" on the chamber hood and "D" on the bottom in front of the lug. Fitted with blade and notch sights, wide checkered hammer, long smooth trigger, short grip safety, diamond pattern checkered grips, and an unmarked two-tone magazine. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration (grips not listed) as well as the previously mentioned shipment information.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 95% of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina, primarily on the grip straps and some edges, and a light takedown mark on the left of the frame. The grips are also excellent with a few scattered light blemishes in the otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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