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Revised: 9/18/2015 

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


SN C160887. Cal. .45ACP, 5″ bbl, two-tone nickel and blue finish, checkered walnut grips. Orig blue finish on slide, bbl, trigger, hammer, spring tube, takedown pin, safety latch, magazine release, grip safety, and spring housing. Orig nickel finish on frame, bbl bushing, and mainspring retainer plug. Slide shows standard Colt markings with SN in firing pin slot. “N” proof in side of slide. Bbl is stamped “COLT .45 AUTO MATCH” with a “MB” in a circle stamped on right side of bbl lug. Frame has Government model and SN clearly stamped on right side. Inspector number “1” on left front trigger guard bow over “VP”. Right trigger guard bow shows assembler number “60”. Walnut grips show some nice figure. Magazine is two-toned with a strong temper mark. PROVENANCE: Accompanying this pistol is a letter from Colt Factory historian M.S. Huber dated December 18, 1985 in which he confirms the two tone finish of this pistol and shows its shipment in a 25 gun order to Camp Perry National Matches, Camp Perry Ohio. For; Colt Patents Company Booth. The date of shipment was August 15, 1930, right in time for the national matches in an order of 25 pistols. Colt Factory order # 18398/25. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 85% mirror finish Colt blue with slight muzzle wear and high point wear. A few slight scratches on either side and one larger scratch on top in front of rear sight. All markings are correct for period. Bore is bright with strong rifling, bbl retains 90% blue. Frame retains 95% orig nickel finish with some slight scratching on front of frame and on forestrap. Bbl bushing and mainspring plug retain 90% nickel finish with some flaking. Trigger, magazine release, spring tube, takedown pin, safety catch, hammer, grip safety, and mainspring housing retain 95% bright blue finish with only slight scratching on side of hammer and trigger. Grips are fine with sharp checkering and only slight handling marks. Magazine is very fine with 95% bright blue finish and a vivid temper mark. An opportunity to obtain a very early pre-National Match Colt 1911 A-1 that was sent to Camp Perry to promote the new model pistol that was released in 1932. 49616-18 TEP C&R (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1295

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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.