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Revised: 9/18/2015 

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.


SN 11611. Cal. .45 ACP, 5″ bbl, brush blue finish, checkered walnut grips. A Remington UMC pistol that was shipped right after end of WWI. Remington made 21,698 M 1911s under government contract. Slide shows standard Remington mark on left side and standard two-line model and cal mark on right side. Rear of slide above firing pin slot is stamped “E” for Major Arthur C. Evans. Bbl is blue with “P” proof at breech end. Frame shows a small ‘UNITED STATES PROPERTY ‘ on left side with “E.E.C.” and eagle proof above magazine release. The mark is for Major Edmund E. Chapman. Right side of frame shows SN in large numbers above trigger guard. Front left trigger bow shows “E” proof, front right trigger bow shows “5”. Magazine is two-toned and is Colt manufactured. PROVENANCE: Shipped December 19th, 1918 in a shipment of 738 guns. CONDITION: Very good. Slide retains 80% blue with some plumming toward front left side. Slight muzzle wear, high point wear, and light scratching overall. Forward bottom of slide shows blue mixing with plum-brown patina. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Bbl retains 50% plum blue. Frame retains 60% blue finish drifting to a gray-brown patina. Blue is bright in protected areas. Forestrap is thinning. Spring housing shows a gray-brown patina. Hammer, takedown pin, safety catch, and trigger show 70% brushed blue finish with some scratching. Grips are very good with sharp checkering and only slight handling marks. Magazine retains 80% blue and a visible temper mark. A very good example of a rare Remington UMC 1911. 49616-17 TEP C&R (4,000-5,000) – Lot 1277

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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