World War I Colt Model 1911 U.S. Army Semi-Automatic Pistol

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World War I Colt Model 1911 U.S. Army Semi-Automatic Pistol

Estimate: $1000 - 1500
This example was manufactured in 1912 as part of a shipment of 500 Model 1911 pistols sent to the San Antonio Arsenal in Texas on November 19, 1912. The slide is marked with the two line, two block Colt address and "1897-1911" patent date markings, with the circled Rampant Colt behind the serrations. The right side of the slide is marked "MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY". The frame has the circled "WGP" inspection mark above the magazine release, with the serial number on the right side of the frame. The top of the barrel chamber is marked with the intertwined "HP" firing proof. It has the standard WWI trigger, checkered slide stop, thumb safety, magazine release and wide spur hammer and smooth mainspring housing with lanyard loop on the heel. This pistol is complete with a half-tone, unmarked blued magazine without a lanyard loop and is fitted with diamond pattern, checkered walnut grips.
BBL: 5 inch round
Gauge: 45 ACP
Finish: blue
Grips: checkered walnut
Serial Number: 14004
Condition: Very fine as arsenal refurbished, with 60% plus black finish with the majority of the finish now worn from the slide and mainspring housing, with light scratches and sharp edge wear on the frame. Crisp original markings. The grips are good showing minor handling marks and some smoothing of the points on the checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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