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Revised: 9/18/2015 

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


SN 796796. Cal. .45 ACP, 5″ bbl, Parkerized finish, checkered plastic grips. Issued to U.S. Navy in 1942. Slide shows Gothic “P” proof in front of sight and a “G” proof inside slide. Slide shows a temper mark at front. All standard markings. Slide is SN’d “796796” under firing pin retainer. Bbl is blue and shows “COLT .45 AUTO” and “P” inspector marks. Frame shows a “WB” in a square above magazine release; “P” below magazine release. Frame has all standard markings. Frame shows “G” proof on inside top flat in front of hammer. Also, an “8”. Left front trigger guard bow shows a “M” inspector mark above “VP”. Right front trigger guard bow shows assembler number “60”. Magazine is blue with “C-S” stamped at forward edge of bottom plate. PROVENANCE: Pistol was shipped on 7/24/1942 to Naval Supply Depot, Oakland, Calif. in a shipment of 3,982 guns. CONDITION: Very good. Slide retains 80% dulling Parkerized finish with high point and muzzle wear and some slight staining. A few small scratches are evident. Clear temper mark. Frame shows 80% Parkerized finish with wear at front end and on high points. Front strap is thinning and grip safety is a mottled gray patina. Scratch at takedown pin. Hammer, trigger, and small parts retain 80% finish. Grips are very good with only a few slight dents. Magazine retains 80% blue finish. A very rare Navy issue 1911 A-1 that was obviously a replacement for pistols lost at Pearl Harbor. 49616-13 TEP (2,000-2,500) – Lot 1292

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.