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SN 45148. Cal. .45. 5″ bbl. Very attractive nearly all original 1911 U.S. Army made 1913. Wide spur short stubby hammer. Long billed trigger. Short tang grip safety. Flat mainspring housing with lanyard loop. Dbl diamond checkered walnut stocks. Right side of slide shows SN behind slide stop pin hole, crisp and clear. Left side shows “United States Property” with Roman lettering on dustcover flat. Cartouche of Walter J. Penfield above mag catch release crisp and clear. Checkered hammer, thumb safety, and slide stop. Right of slide marked “Model of 1911. U.S.ARMY”. Front sight thin rounded tapered. Rear sight flat top round notch. Slide marked “H” no serifs over firing pin stop plate. Left side of slide has standard Colt patent data followed by Colt’s address, Rampant Colt to rear of slide. Bbl right lug “T” marked. Left lug “D” marked. “P”, “H” (vertical) marks visible through ejection port. A proper bbl would be marked horizontally. Bbl bushing from shape appears to be from a later pistol. Mag is Type III, two-toned lanyard loop, in excellent- condition. Only slight deterioration of finish on sides and minor finish wear on tongue. CONDITION: All four stock screws show minor buggering. Stocks both in very good+ condition, only partial flattening of diamonds. Both stocks show minor screwdriver damage to screws and wood around screws. Mag catch in excellent condition. Mag catch lock slightly buggered. Lands and grooves are slightly frosted. Bbl appears shiny on lands despite frosting. Top of slide front has numerous dings. Left side of slide has large ding behind front sight. Right receiver has start of corrosion above stock and in front of lower stock. Left side shows minor takedown scratch as well as holster wear on trigger guard and dustcover. Mainspring housing shows matching wear on lower right portion. Thinning to grip strap. Slide has minor holster wear on front edges. Slide stop and takedown notches show moderate peening. Overall, a really attractive, early, mostly orig 1911 military pistol with only a later bbl and bushing. 51696-10 KXK (2,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 3019

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Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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