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   LOT 3395
Colt Model 1905 Military Semi-Automatic
Pistol with Pearl Grips - Serial no. 5388, 45
ACP cal., 5 inch round bbl., blue finish, pearl grips.
Manufactured in 1911, this is one of only 6,210 Colt “Military
Model of 1905” pistols manufactured over a period of six years. These pistols are a very important evolutionary step in the development
of Colt automatic pistols and the Model 1911 as they were the first
production Colt automatic chambered for the legendary .45 ACP
cartridge. The left side of the slide is marked with the two-line, two-
block patent dates and address, with the circled Rampant Colt behind
the serrations. The right side of the slide is marked “AUTOMATIC COLT/
CALIBRE 45 RIMLESS SMOKELESS”. The left side of the frame is marked
with the serial number, and the left of the trigger guard has a “VP” proof
and “W”. It has rounded blade front and rounded top notch rear sights,
and the later spur-type checkered hammer. It is fitted with a pair of smooth pearl grips and an unmarked, later production, non-factory replacement, full blue magazine.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 97% plus of the professionally refinished blue as well as 90% plus of the nitre blue and case colors with some scattered light edge wear and handling marks, and some markings slightly softened. The replacement grips are very fine with some scattered light chips on the back edges and otherwise minimal handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 3396
Outstanding Remington
Arms Model 51 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box - Serial no. PA59198, 380 cal., 3 3/8
inch round bbl.,
blue finish, plastic
grips. Exceptional
Remington Model
51 pistol in scarce,
380 caliber.
Produced from
1918 to 1934,
fixed sights on the
15-groove slide,
marked on top
with the two line
address and “PATENTS
PENDING” markings. Frame is marked “Remington/TRADE MARK” on the right, with an anchor
and “ET” on the trigger guard, niter blue safety and magazine catch, grip safety and checkered “REMINGTON/ UMC” grips. With the original matching hinged lid black factory box with proper end and side labels, original paper label inside the lid, instruction sheet and a cleaning rod.
CONDITION: Excellent, with 99% of the original blue finish, showing very minor edge or high spot wear and the front edges of the slide. Grips are excellent, with a few mild pressure dents. Box is very good with some minor scuffing on the edges and corners. With the two front corners hiding an old reglue, but nicely done. The end and side labels are 95% complete, and the label inside the lid is 97%. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 1,100 - 1,600
LOT 3397
Colt Model 1900
Sight Safety
Semi-Automatic
Pistol - Serial no.
2081, 38 Colt auto
cal., 6 inch round bbl.,
blue finish, walnut
grips. Manufactured c. 1901, this pistol shows the late production features of
the Model 1900, including the slide serrations at the front of the slide, which
became standard beginning in December of 1900, and are rarely encountered
on pistols over serial number 2000. It has the early/mid-production spur
hammer which was replaced with a rounded hammer in December of 1901. Blade front and notch rear sights, the latter in the early, “sight safety” configuration, installed on a re-numbered to match slide with the re-engraved two-line/two-block “BROWNING’S PATENT” markings on the left side ahead of the circled Rampant Colt and caliber markings on the right. Fitted with a nitre blue trigger, early casehardened spur hammer, smooth hardwood grips, and a replated nickel finished magazine with “PAT’D. SEPT 9. 1884” marked on the base plate.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 85% plus of the professionally restored blue finish with the balance having thinned mostly to a smooth grey patina, primarily in the form of edge wear and chemical type loss on the top front of the slide. The slide markings are all re-engraved (see above). The grips are very fine with some scattered light-minor scratches. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500 LOT 3398
Colt Model 1900 Sight Safety Conversion Semi- Automatic Pistol
- Serial no. 3632,
38 Colt auto cal., 6 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. The pistol
features the correct early slide with the front serrations, marked on the left
side with the two-block, two-line Browning’s patent dates ending in 1902
and address followed by the uncircled Rampant Colt and “AUTOMATIC COLT/
CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS” on the right side. The Model 1902 roll mark on
the left of the slide was probably applied likely during a reconfiguration and refinish by Colt,
as it is also factory plugged in rear of slide with an added sight. The recoil spring plug was also updated to Model 1902 specifications. The serial number is marked on the left side of the frame. Blade and notch sights and casehardened rounded hammer. It is fitted with smooth walnut grips. CONDITION: Very fine, retains 90% plus of the factory quality refinished blue with some light edge wear and handling marks, and a few scattered spots of very light pitting visible on the back strap under the finish. The replacement grips are fine with numerous minor dings scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
LOT 3399
Pre-World War II Colt Vest Pocket Model 1908 Semi-
Automatic Pistol with Box - Serial no. 332056, 25 ACP cal., 2
inch round bbl., blue finish, hard rubber grips. Manufactured in
1923 with standard two-line address/patent dates and Rampant
Colt on the left of the slide, caliber marking on the right, serial
number on the left of the frame, “VP”, “1”, and “85” marked trigger
guard, and standard features including the checkered hard
rubber grips with Colt Banners and Rampant Colts. Includes a
correct Colt maroon box marked numbered to a different gun.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 80% of the original blue finish
and 60% of the original case colors with the balance having
thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina, some scattered light
spotting, and a couple small patches of very light surface
pitting. The grips are excellent with minimal handling evidence.
Mechanically excellent. The box is good with moderate wear and some corner separation. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 700 - 900
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