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 LOT 568
Historic U.S. Colt Model 1903 General Officer’s Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster and
Double Magazine Pouch Belonging to Air Force
Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, Fighter Pilot and Superintendent of the Air Force Academy - Serial
no. 569352, 32 ACP cal., 3 3/4 inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut
checkered grips. This Colt Model 1903 pistol was originally manufactured in 1943 under a U.S. military contract. It was retained in Army inventory following World War
II and was eventually reissued in 1971 as a General Officer sidearm to one Winfield W. Scott, Jr., upon his promotion to Brigadier General. Born in 1927
in Hawaii, Scott graduated from West Point in 1950 as a Second Lieutenant and completed flight training in 1951. During his
career, he would spend over 5,000 hours in the air in planes ranging from the F-51 Mustang to the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Among other posts,
he served as the Chief of the Current Operations Division of the Tactical Air Control Center for the 7th Air Force in Vietnam, USAF Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Operations in
Washington, head of Alaskan Air Command while simultaneously commander of the Alaskan North American Air Defense Region, and then went to Korea to be the deputy commander of U.S. Forces Korea, deputy commander-
in-chief of U.N. Command Korea, Chief of Staff to the Combined Forces Command and commander of Air Component Command. His final post would be Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he would also pass the academy’s freefall parachute program,
becoming the oldest and highest ranked Air Force member to gain their wings through the program. Among other distinctions, Scott earned the Legion of Merit,
Distinguished Flying Cross (x2 oak clusters), Bronze Star (w/V Device), Air Medal (x8 oak clusters), and the Republic of Korea Order of National Security Merit, in addition
to being inducted into the Order of the Sword (a honor presented by the NCO’s of the Air Force, only 250 recipients as of October 2021). The pistol has the “U.S.
PROPERTY” markings on the right side of the frame, a late light gray arsenal parkerized finish, and is fitted with checkered walnut stocks. As noted, the frame has the
“U.S. PROPERTY” markings, and the left side is stamped with serial number, “569352”, above trigger. There is a faint, small Ordnance Corps escutcheon stamped at the
rear of the frame behind the safety lever. The right side of the slide is marked: “COLT AUTOMATIC/CALIBRE 32 RIMLESS SMOKELESS” in two lines. The opposite side of
the slide is marked: “COLT’S PT. F.A.MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A./PATENTED APR. 20, 1897. DEC. 22, 1903” in two lines with the Rampant Colt located behind the slide serrations. The Colt “VP” proof mark
is stamped on the left side of the trigger guard bow. The magazine is blued, and the floor plate is marked: “CAL. 32/COLT”. It comes with an original unmarked black leather GO type holster and a Bauer
Bros. marked black leather double magazine pouch.
CONDITION: Very fine as arsenal refurbished with 98% plus of the light gray parkerized finish with minor edge and high spot wear. The grips are also excellent with nice distinct checkering overall and some minor wear across the tops. Mechanically excellent. The holster and magazine pouch are both in very good condition with nice black color and tight stitching showing light flex wear from actual field use.
Estimate: 6,500 - 8,500
          LOT 569
U.S. Army Issued SIG Sauer M17 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box - Serial no. TF003591, 9 mm para cal., 4 1/2 inch round bbl., coyote brown finish, polymer grips. Per the included certificate, this pistol was part of the initial deployment of the U.S. M17 MHS Pistol in American service. A variant of the SIG 320 modular pistol, the M17 integrates an ambidextrous thumb safety to the modular fire control unit which is fitted in a “M” size grip unit, with illuminated night sights, optics mounting point on the slide, and coyote brown metal and polymer finish. The shipping box is a numbered match to the pistol and identifies it as “UDM17-9-SURPLUS”, and contains two extra magazines one of which is marked with the number “2”, cable lock, and papers. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 98% original coyote brown finish with scattered handling marks and scratches. The grip frame similarly features scratches and handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Box is very fine with limited storage and handling marks. Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000

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