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3023
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*COLT 1911 PISTOL MADE IN MID 1918 PRE BLACK ARMY.

SN 337141. Cal. .45. 5″ Bbl. Receiver has been refinished with late WWI Black Army type finish. Machining marks on receiver still go in proper directions. Slide marked “Model of 1911 U.S. ARMY” right side. Left slide marking “Patented December 19.1905” over “Feb 14.1911, Aug.19.1913” over “Colt’s PT.F.A.MFG.CO.” next to flaming bomb with “S” in the center. This slide was made by the A.J. Savage Munitions Company of San Diego, California and are generally believed to be leftover parts from a canceled contract that were used as replacement parts. (Clawson, Collector’s Guide, pg. 29). Receiver marked “United States Property” on left upper dust cover. Springfield eagle over “S8” above mag catch left. Front sight is thin, rounded. Rear sight is thin, square notch. Dbl diamond stocks appear to be WWI period but do not fit grip screw bushings correctly, leaving a space under the left lower stock. Bbl is replacement Springfield Armory made with “S” & “P” marks on left lug. No marks on right lug. No marks visible through ejection port. Mag appears to be standard Colt welded base type that has been refinished with Parkerized finish and has some of the refinish eroded. CONDITION: Numerous dings and erosion behind thumb safety pins on right hand side that have been blued over. Considerable patina on mainspring housing and grip safety. Checkered wide spur hammer and thumb safety excellent. Slide stop is 1911 type but serrated indicating reproduction or postwar replacement part. Springfield eagle over “S8” acceptance mark over mag catch is still crisp and sharp. Mag catch lock shows considerable buggering. Stock screws show considerable wear and minor buggering. Both slide and receiver appear to have been refinished with the same Black Army type finish. Considerable deterioration to finish on slide. Many scratches and scuffs covered up by refinish. Badly pitted bore. Grooves and lands still visible. Overall, a respectable looking 1918 rework with Savage slide. 51709-26 KXK (1,600-3,000) C&R – Lot 3023

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Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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