Manufactured as a presentation gun for noted Colt writer R.L. Wilson. This ornate pistol features a fixed blade front sight and notch rear sight with gold inlaid dots. The slide and frame feature gold inlaid markings as well as floral and Art Deco appointments gold inlaid with a griffin behind the serrations and Wilson's monogram on top of the slide ahead of the rear sight. The included letter confirms the 3 1/2 inch barrel in .45 ACP, "wood" grips, unique serial number and left in the white when shipped to R.L. Wilson, American Master Engravers, Hadlyme, Connecticut, on June 1, 1987. This was a two gun shipment. This pistol was on display as part of the NRA National Firearms Museum's Centennial of the 1911 exhibit from 2011 to 2017. Provenance: The Supica Collection
Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks and a few small spots of discoloration on the inlays. Mechanically excellent.