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

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serial #334887, 45 ACP, 5? Colt barrel with a fair bore which shows pitting its full-length. The metal surfaces remain quite nice retaining about 97% original black blued finish with wear on high edges and contact points, thinning and toning on the straps and sparsely scattered oxidation remnants, some of which have left behind very tiny pinprick pitting. The diamond-checkered walnut grips rate about excellent showing only a few very minor handling marks here and there and a couple small chipped diamonds. All of the markings remain crisp and clear including the U.S. eaglehead inspectors marking. Overall the pistol has a very honest and very handsome look and comes with an original two-tone lanyard loop magazine which rates excellent. Manufactured in 1918, this pistol falls within the serial number range of a 2800 gun shipment to the U.S. Navy General Storekeeper at the Brooklyn Naval Yard on June 15 of 1918 (among others). A lovely 1911 in a very fine state of condition, further research just may prove a naval connection. See Graton & Knight flap holster in the silent auction. (38904-27) {C&R} (2500/4000) SOLD FOR $2,645.00

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