c1918 mfr. US PROPERTY COLT Model 1911 .45 ACP Pistol WWI The Great War C&R
WORLD WAR I era Model 1911 Government Model
Here we present a Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army Pistol, made in 1918 in Hartford, Connecticut. John Moses Browning’s famous pistol was adopted by the U.S. government in 1911 and attained iconic status throughout both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and beyond. This one was made just before the start of The Great War. John Moses Browning’s famous pistol was adopted by the U.S. government in 1911 and attained iconic status almost immediately. The Colt model M1911 series of pistols is one of the most successful small arms designs of the 20th century, and in all of modern warfare history, for that matter. The handgun has been produced in quantity in the United States, Argentina, and Norway (the latter two under license production as the M1914 and the M1927 respectively) and was fielded in both World Wars and many of the major and minor conflicts of the century, eventually becoming a commercial success for the Colt enterprise. The Colt M1911 continues service in many forms today and is still a favorite among sporting, security, and casual gun lovers all over the world.
It is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on the left side of the frame. The right side of the slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY”. The left side of the slide is marked “PATENTED APR. 20, 1897. / SEPT. 9, 1902, DEC.19, 1905. FEB.14, 1911.” then “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO./HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.” The barrel is “P” proofed and marked “HS”. The left side of the frame is marked with an eagle head and “S12”. The interior of the frame is marked “G” and “H”.
The overall condition is near fine. Nearly complete Parkerized finish with wear along the edges. Comes with one Parkerized magazine. The action is excellent. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. The right grip is the original wooden grip while the left has been replaced with the hard plastic.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 5 inches.
Caliber: .45 ACP
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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