SOLD - Super Early Colt Government Model 1911

Type: Government Model 1911
Maker: Colt
Caliber: .45
Condition: ~80%
Bore: 7.5/10
Year: 1912
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Availability: Out of stock
C327 - 15342
4/28/21 - This is a beautiful and super early Colt Government Model 1911 that was manufactured in 1912, one of the first 350 ever produced. The pistol has the highly desirable high polish, almost mirror blue commercial finish with standard checkered walnut grips and the highly desirable and very fragile, heat blued, trigger, hammer, slide lock, safety lock and rear sight that was applied to Colt Government Model pistols until mid-1913. It has the all blued finish on the barrel with the rough milled finish on the chamber area, with the high polished blue on the remaining front end of the barrel. The right side of the slide is roll stamped "COLT AUTOMATIC/CALIBER 45" in two lines below the ejection port. The left side of the slide is roll stamped with the correct two-line, Colt patent dates followed by the Colt Hartford two-line address block. The circled Rampant Colt is roll stamped on the left side of the slide behind the slide serrations. This beautiful pistol is complete with a rare "keyhole" magazine. The bluing is beautiful, but does show some finish loss that is most pronounced on the left side of the slide and the back strap. Bore has minor frost but strong rifling, and barrel is marked with a letter 'c'. Gorgeous grips that contrast the nitre blue small parts nicely. One of the earliest 1911s we've offered for sale.
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Condition ~80%
Bore 7.5/10
Maker Colt
Year 1912
Type Government Model 1911
Caliber .45