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SN 303434. Cal. .45. 5″ bbl. Very early Springfield Eagle inspection marked 1918 model of 1911 pistol. Right side of slide SN marked behind slide stop in Gothic font. Left receiver marked “United States Property” on dustcover flat. Springfield eagle over “S11” (Ordinance acceptance mark over mag catch button). Right slide marked “Model of 1911. U.S. ARMY”. Left slide has standard Colt 1913 patent marking with Colt’s address to the rear, Rampant Colt in the middle. Front sight is rounded, flat, thin. Rear sight has small round notch. “H” above firing pin stop plate. All nomenclature in Gothic font. Long milled trigger. Long wide spur checkered hammer. Checkered thumb safety. Checkered slide stop. Short tang grip safety. Flat mainspring housing with lanyard loop. Bbl properly “P, H” marked vertical with “5” in front of lug. Mag is Colt Type IV, two-tone, less lanyard loop. CONDITION: Mag catch lock slightly buggered. Stock and stock screws excellent orig condition. Only right upper stock screw shows any amount of buggering. Slide has slight deterioration of finish on top with most of the finish on the sides intact. Small scratches to the recoil spring housing cutout near muzzle. Slight finish wear to edges at muzzle. Receiver has mostly orig finish remaining. Only a small amount of corrosion on the mainspring housing where it rubs the holster, and on the lower edge. Only slight finish deterioration on front grip strap and rest of receiver. Typical wear on bottom right corner of butt. Moderate takedown scratch. Stock screws show mostly orig finish and orig faceting. Bore is bright and shiny. Only moderate wear on slide rails, and just the slightest peening of holdopen and takedown notches. Bbl finish shows only moderate deterioration in ejection port area. Orig dbl diamond walnut stocks show only slight wear at the bottoms especially the right stock. Otherwise, excellent condition. Finish is excellent with only slight deterioration on sides and floorplate of mag. Overall, an excellent condition all orig 1911 pistol with one of the first Springfield Armory acceptance stamps. 51696-8 KXK (2,500-4,000) C&R – Lot 3018

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Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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