156. U.S. Model 1911 Semi-Auto Pistol by Colt

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serial #300620, 45 ACP, 5" Colt barrel with a lightly frosted bore. This early to mid-1918 made pistol retains about 85% original blue with the flat mainspring housing worn to mostly pewter, the forestrap and slide thinning to brown in addition to high edge wear, scratches, assembly marks and few oxidation stains. The double diamond checkered factory grips rate about good plus with light to moderate diamond point wear, a few dings, dents and scratches however, the left panel appears to be a Remington-UMC grip panel. Lt. Col. John M. Gilbert's inspection mark on the frame remains crisp as do the other markings. The rear sight was slightly altered by filing flats on the radiused corners and deepening the "U" notch. The front sight shows light tool marks on both sides at the apex of the radius, probably to fix a ding. The pistol includes a single unmarked two-tone factory magazine with pinned base and lanyard loop. A fine 1911 with honest use. (88569-22) {C&R} [Calhoun L.H. Howard Collection] (2000/4000) SOLD FOR $2,070.00

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