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Lot 436: Navy Shipped U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Desirable Documented Navy Shipped World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 436: Navy Shipped U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Desirable Documented Navy Shipped World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000
Price Realized:

Desirable Documented Navy Shipped World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Catalog Page: 278
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1918, this pistol was part of a 1,600 piece group shipped to the Brooklyn Navy Yard on 11 February 1918. The left side of the slide has the standard two-line, two-block patent dates and address with the Rampant Colt between, while the right side has the standard "MODEL OF 1911.U.S. ARMY" address, as typical of these later production navy shipped pistols. The U.S. property marking is on the left of the frame along with the "JMG" inspector's mark, and the serial number is on the right. The blued barrel is marked "P/H" on the chamber hood, "5" on the bottom in front of the lug, and "D" on the left of the lug. Checkered slide release, thumb safety, and wide hammer, short grip safety, long smooth trigger, a pair of diamond pattern checkered grips, and an unmarked two-tone magazine.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 70% of the original blue finish with the gripstraps and triggerguard having thinned to a smooth grey patina, primarily on high spots and the grip straps. The grips are very fine with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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