WORLD WAR I U.S. ARMY Marked COLT Model 1911 .45 Cal. Semi-Auto Pistol C&R
w/ US ENGER-KRESS LEATHER HOLSTER
Here we present a C&R Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army Pistol, made in 1917 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. AUG.19, 1913” with a rampant colt in the middle, then “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO./HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.”
The overall condition is very good. Original finish. The action is excellent. The barrel has been replaced with a MK IV Colt barrel and the bore is fine. The grips are solid and show wear. The original Enger-Kress leather holster is in very good condition.
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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