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SN 139275. Cal. 45ACP. Made in early 1917. Inspected by Gilbert H. Stewart with sub-inspector Frank Hosmer. Typical early 1917 pistol with Roman-type font on all slide and receiver markings. Wide spur hammer, long trigger and flat mainspring housing, sights are in excellent condition with only some blue missing on corners. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Most parts appear to be correct and orig with the following exceptions; bbl is WWII replacement by High Standard, flat mainspring housing appears to have been replaced by one with a number of dents that have been refinished, keyhole lanyard loop mag is from an earlier pistol. Lanyard loop was discontinued in 1916. Walnut grips and screws appear to be in excellent plus condition. Front grip strap slightly fading, bluing is worn only on the high edges, but slight fading all over. Small screw mark on right trigger from a trigger shoe. Slide has slight scratch mark near lower front of ejection port. Receiver has small scratch mark right side below hammer and a very small take-down scratch on left side. All markings are typical and correct including Hosmers inspection mark above the firing pin stop plate and Hosmers mark above disconnector hole. Very small pit hidden by slide stop. Mag catch lock slot slightly damaged. Overall a very nice example of an early 1917 pistol with only a couple of changed parts. Mag bottom rivets seem to have been re-staked, sides have been cleaned with moderate pitting on sides. 51517-14 KXK (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3015

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Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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