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Revised: 9/18/2015 

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


SN 712799. Cal. 45 ACP, 5″ bbl, brushed blue finish, checkered walnut grips. Colt produced only 1,296 pistols of this type for the Ordnance Dept. in 1938. Specimens are very hard to find. SN matches on frame and slide. Slide shows a Gothic “P” proof in front of rear sight. Inside of slide channel shows “G” & “8” proof marks. Bbl is marked “Colt .45 Auto” with a “P” proof. Frame shows a Gothic “P” proof on left side above mag release and a “H” proof under magazine release on left side indicating final inspection by Frederick W. Hauff, Chief Inspector of Ordnance at Colts. Left trigger guard bow shows a “P” inspector mark over “VP”. Right side of frame shows early “M1911A1 U.S.Army” mark. Right front trigger guard bow shows “#60” assembler’s number. Inside top flat of frame in front of hammer shows a “G” proof and initials “H.O.L.” in an oval which are provisional inspection initials. Correct two-tone magazine. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 85% brushed military blue finish with some muzzle wear and high point wear. Some slight staining and loss of finish on right top of slide. Slide shows miniscule scratches and handling marks overall. Sights show high point wear. Frame retains 90% brushed military blue finish with some high point wear at front of frame, a scratch near takedown pin, and slight thinning on forestrap. Grip safety shows some high point wear at bottom. Mainspring housing also shows some high point wear. Trigger and hammer retain 95% blue finish. Magazine retains 50% blue with a clear temper mark. Walnut grips are very fine with only a few slight compression dents. A very fine example of a 1938 production Colt 1911 A-1 which is very difficult to find and very hard to improve upon. 49616-16 TEP C&R (3,000-4,000) – Lot 1291

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.