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Lot 1612: Collector Serialized Colt World War Commemorative Set

Six Collector Serialized Colt World War Commemorative 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistols

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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Lot 1612: Collector Serialized Colt World War Commemorative Set

Six Collector Serialized Colt World War Commemorative 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistols

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized:

A) Deluxe Engraved Colt WWI Commemorative "Chateau Thierry" Model 1911 Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 358
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter is for serial number 69CT (another deluxe Chateau Thierry pistol) and confirms only 75 deluxe versions were manufactured and the engraving was executed at A.A White Engravers. Signed "WDC -ENG-" under the right grip. Includes wood commemorative case. Only 75 of the Deluxe Sets were made compared to 7400 of the standard sets. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks, crisp engraving, and crisp grip checkering. Mechanically excellent. Case is very fine.



B) Colt WWI Commemorative "Belleau Wood" Model 1911 Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 358
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1968. Standard markings and features. Includes commemorative display case. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case is very fine



C) Colt WWI Commemorative "2nd Battle of the Marne" Model 1911 Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
Stock:
Item Views: 358
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1968. Standard markings and features. Includes commemorative display case. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case is very.



D) Colt WWI Commemorative "Meuse Argonne" Model 1911 Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 358
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1969. Standard markings and features. Includes commemorative display case. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case is very fine.



E) Colt WWII European Theater Operations Commemorative Model 1911A1 Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911A1
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: maple
Stock:
Item Views: 358
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1970. Standard markings and features. Includes commemorative display case, seven dummy rounds. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original nickel finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case is very fine.



F) Colt WWII Pacific Theater Operations Commemorative Model 1911A1 Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911A1
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 358
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1970. Standard markings and features. Includes commemorative display case, seven dummy rounds. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original nickel finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case is very fine.



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