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Revised: 9/18/2015 

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


SN 181375. Cal. .45 ACP, 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut grips. An early polished blue US Army issued 1911. Slide has standard markings for period of production and shows a “H” inspector mark at rear above firing pin slot. “O”, “S”, & “G” inspector marks on inside of slide. Bbl is blue finish and shows “H” & “P” inspector marks at breech end. Frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” mark on left side and “GSH” inspector mark above mag release. Top flat of frame in front of hammer shows “H”, “G”, & “X” inspector marks. Magazine is two-toned with light temper mark. PROVENANCE: Pistol was shipped to Springfield Armory on 9/22/1917 in a shipment of 800 guns. CONDITION: Very good. Slide retains 50% of thinning blue finish with high point wear, muzzle wear, and a few scratches. Receiver retains 60% blue with dark blue in protected areas. Blue is thinning on forward part of frame, trigger, guard, and forestrap. Slight scratching near takedown pin. Grip safety and spring housing retain 50% blue with high point wear. Trigger, safety latch, takedown pin, and hammer retain 90% blue. Grips are good with some high point wear and a few dents. Some battering on bottom of right grip. Magazine retains 50% blue with some stain and a visible temper mark. A very good example of a WWI vintage Colt 1911. 49616-20 TEP C&R (4,000-5,000) – Lot 1281

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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