Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.
*COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL. WORLD WAR I VINTAGE.
SN 292377. Cal. .45 ACP, 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut grips. World War I vintage 1911 with polished blue finish. Slide shows standard marking for period of manufacture with an “H” proof above firing pin slot. Inside of slide shows multiple letter and number proofs. Blued bbl shows “H” & “P” proofs at rear end. Frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on left side with a “JMG” proof above mag release. Right side of frame shows SN above trigger. Top flat of frame in front of hammer shows “G” & “H” proofs with an “8” stamped on forward right flat. Magazine is two-toned with a lanyard loop in base and is correct. PROVENANCE: Shipped to Springfield Armory on 5/9/1918 in a shipment of 3,600 guns. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 85% brush blue finish with muzzle wear and high point wear, a few scratches and some slight staining. Bore is dirty with strong rifling. Bbl retains 30% blue. Frame retains 90% brushed blue finish with high point wear at front and some thinning on forestrap and spring housing. Spring housing has turned somewhat plum color. Trigger, takedown pin, safety catch, and hammer show 90% blue with some slight scratching. Grips are very good with some high point wear and a few dents. Magazine is good with 20% blue and some staining overall. A very nice example of a World War I era 1911 Colt. 49616-15 TEP C&R (4,000-5,000) – Lot 1283
Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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