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Lot 3522: World War I Era Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3522: World War I Era Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500
Price Realized:

World War I Era Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Government
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 270
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1917. The left side of the matching numbered slide has the standard two-line, two-block patent dates and address followed by the Rampant Colt behind the serrations, caliber marking on the right, and Government Model marking over the serial number on the right of the frame. The trigger guard is faintly marked "VP" and "2" on the left and "K" on the right. Some of the markings appear restamped or slightly light. The barrel has a polished chamber hood, the balance blued with the matching serial number and "P" stamped on the bottom. Fitted with later production wide pattern fixed blade and notch sights, checkered diamond pattern grips, and a two-tone magazine with lanyard loop base.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 90% of the factory quality refinished blue finish with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina, primarily on the mainspring housing and the leading edges of the slide, and a few scattered very small patches of light pitting visible underneath the finish. The grips are also very fine with a few scattered minor blemishes in the otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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