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 LOT 1585
Early Production U.S. Colt Model 1911
Semi-Automatic Pistol with Four Digit
Serial Number - Serial no. 8010, 45 ACP
cal., 5 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut
grips. Manufactured in 1912. Blade front
and round top notch rear sights, the two-
line/two-block address and patent dates on the left side of the slide ahead of
the Rampant Colt, the Army nomenclature on the reverse, and a United States
Property marked frame with “WGP” (Penfield) inspection mark on the left side.
Fitted with a long smooth trigger, wide checkered hammer, short grip safety,
smooth mainspring housing, checkered grips, an unmarked later production two-tone pinned base magazine, and a later production replacement
“HP” marked barrel.
CONDITION: Fair, with a mixed brown and gray color overall, shallow pitting, mild spotting and light handling marks. Stronger blue is present on the hammer, slide catch, and the safeties. The grips are fair, with some chipping, dents and flat spots. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 3,750 - 4,500
LOT 1586
Fine World War II U.S. General Motors Guide Lamp FP-45
Liberator Single Shot Pistol - NSN, 45 ACP cal., 4 inch round bbl.,
bright finish, metal grips. Conceived, developed and manufactured in
1942, the “Flare Pistol, 45 Caliber” (FP-45) was intended to A) give the
citizens of occupied nations a way to express their displeasure to the
occupiers, B) not give the enemy anything worth salvaging, and C) be
cheap. The Guide Lamp Division of General Motors was tapped to produce the
firearm, a collection of sheet metal stampings and cast zinc components assembled
around a smoothbore barrel. While inexperienced with arms production, Guide Lamp stepped up admirably and cranked out over a million of the deadly little contraptions in a matter of months. The pistol is devoid of markings, with two oiler holes on either side of the frame, and a hollow grip for ammunition storage.
CONDITION: Fine, showing mostly a bright grey patina with some patches of darker grey/brown patina, mostly confined to the grip area. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 1587
Excellent World War II U.S. Colt Model
1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with
British Proofs - Serial no. 2286577, 45
ACP cal., 5 inch round bbl., parkerized
finish, plastic grips. Manufactured in 1945, towards the end
of World War II. The left side of the slide is marked with the two-line/two-block
address separated by the Rampant Colt, “G.H.D.” inspected frame with “F/VP”
proof, matching “P” proofs on the frame and slide, and standard U.S. property
and army nomenclature on the right of the frame. British lend-lease style proofs are
visible on the frame, slide and barrel. “RELEASED BRITISH GOVT. 1952” and “NOT ENGLISH MAKE” on the right side of the frame. Fitted with blade and notch sights, checkered slide catch, thumb safety, and narrow hammer, long grip safety, and arched serrated mainspring housing with lanyard loop. Fitted with a full blue “S” marked magazine, full
blue barrel with “P” on the lug, and reinforced checkered grips. Includes a reproduction Kraft style box hand numbered to the gun. CONDITION: Excellent, retains 98% plus of the original parkerized finish with a few scattered light handling marks. The grips are also excellent with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection. Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250
LOT 1588
U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 National Match
Semi-Automatic Pistol - Serial no. 2401218,
45 ACP cal., 5 inch round bbl., parkerized
finish, walnut grips. Originally produced by Colt in 1945, this
pistol was subsequently selected for upgrade to a National Match competition-grade pistol. Serrated Patridge blade front sight and
“US” marked Elliason adjustable rear sights, with a Colt “NM7791435” slide, “7267718/NM” bushing, and “NM 7791414” barrel (numbered to
the frame), and an “FJA” frame with “SA”, “RIA”, “T”, “P”, and “NM” stamps. Equipped with a long serrated adjustable trigger, serrated narrow hammer, checkered front strap and mainspring housing, checkered grips and a full blue “G” magazine.
CONDITION: Very fine as upgraded to National Match configuration, retains 98% plus of the parkerized finish with only the slightest handling marks and wear. The grips are excellent with a few scattered light blemishes and otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Gus Cargile Collection.
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 1589
U.S. Colt/
Rand Model
Pistol with Holster
- Serial no. 550464,
45 ACP cal., 5 inch
round bbl., parkerized
finish, plastic grips.
The Colt frame was
manufactured in 1918
and subsequently
fitted with a World Wa
manufactured slide. It was also fitted with a 1911A1
style short milled trigger and long grip safety. The left
of the slide has the two-line Remington-Rand address,
eagle head proof on the left of the frame, and standard
U.S. property marking on the right of the frame over the
serial number. The right of the trigger guard is marked
with a circled “S”, noted as being a mark used by gunsmith R.F. Sedgley. Fitted with reinforced grips and an unmarked blued magazine. Includes a U.S. “SEARS/1942” marked leather holster, a “1917” dated Mills dual magazine pouch, and two extra magazines.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 85% plus of the arsenal refurbished parkerized finish with the balance thinning to a smooth grey patina, primarily on edges and the mainspring housing. The later production replacement grips are also fine with some light blemishes in the mostly crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The holster and magazine pouch are both fine with some mild wear.
Estimate: 900 - 1,300
        r II-era Remington-Rand

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