Manufactured in 1945, the left side of the slide is marked with the standard two-line, two-block patents dates and address with the Rampant Colt between and a "P" is marked on top. The left side of the frame has the "G.H.D." inspection mark, "P" below the magazine release, and "x/VP" on the trigger guard. The right has the standard U.S. property marking, serial number, and model markings, with "4" on the trigger guard. The full blue barrel is marked "COLT 45 AUTO" on the lower left and "P" on the lug. It is fitted with blade and notch sights, serrated slide release and mainspring housing, checkered thumb safety and narrow hammer, stamped trigger, reinforced grips, and a full blue magazine marked "COLT/45 AUTO." on the base. Includes a U.S. "BOYT/45" marked leather holster. Provenance: The Paul Crockett Jr. Collection
Excellent, retains 95% of the original parkerized finish with some light edge/slide retraction wear and some slight thinning on the front strap with a very small patch of light surface pitting. The grips are also excellent with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The holster is excellent with very minimal wear.
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