4/20/17 - This is a near-mint Colt 1911, manufactured in 1944. The original finish rates at about 98+%, with a little wear on both sides of the slide near the muzzle. It is all correct and original, with proper proofing found throughout. P proofs on frame and slide, GHD inspector's mark, and crossed cannons cartouche. Magazine is marked C-R on bottom of lip, and the original plastic checkered grips are in excellent condition. Bore is excellent, with no frosting or pits. Barrel is correctly marked (Colt .45 auto, S).