643. Colt 1911 Meuse Argonne Commemorative Semi Auto Pistol

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serial #4764-MA, 45 ACP, 5" barrel with an excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 99% original blue finish. The hardwood grips rate about excellent with a couple tiny spots of light flaking on the right panel and some light handling marks. The right side of the slide has a banner with "1917 WORLD WAR I COMMEMORATIVE 1967" and the right grip medallion has a doughboy surrounded by a list of Allied World War One nations over the words "THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION". The left side of the slide has a scene of several doughboys charging a German bunker, the left grip Medallion has a U.S. eagle surrounded by "1917 1918 and "WORLD WAR". There is a plaque below the left grip medallion that reads "MEUSE ARGONNE". A display case is included that shows an American soldier crouching behind barbwire and the words "The Meuse-Argonne Offensive/The Climatic action which preceded the surrender of the German armies" and the back has a detailed synopsis of the battle. The box shows some handling marks and light scuffs. An excellent tribute to the men who helped bring the Great War to an end. (208676-6) {C&R} (700/900) SOLD FOR $1,035.00

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