Make: Auto Ordnance
Serial Number: AOC38339
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi Auto Pistol
Markings: The right side fo the frame is amrked “Auto Ordnance Corp / West Hurley, N.Y. / AOC38339”. The left side of the slide is marked “Thompson / Auto-Ordnance Corp / .45 Caliber Automatic”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a fixed white dot front sight and a two-dot dovetail set rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are textured rubber wrap-around grips. The grips are in very good condition, with some tarnish to the nmedallions and dust / dried grease on the panels and frame around the panels.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The rifling is sharp and almost bright, with just a bit of fouling. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 92% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows only slight wear on the frame and slide, with no wear through the finish. The most significant wear on the gun is to the slide stop, where about half of the nickel has flaked off. Please not that mush of the dirt and grime seen around the grip panels in the pictures is easily cleaned. We didn’t notice until after the pictures. The Screw heads are sharp, though showing light use. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions as designed though we have not test fired the gun.
Box & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The 1911 .45 platform is one of the greatest firearms designs ever created (the best in my opinion). The Auto Ordnance 1911-A1 is true to the design and has a reputation for reliability and durability, befitting JM Browning’s original design. The steel is good, strong, and well-manufactured. The winner of this auction will have a reliable, durable, hard-hitting pistol, the design of which is celebrating its HUNDREDTH birthday this year. Few guns ever designed can boast the age and still be in front line use, to this day! Whether for home protection or SASS Wild Bunch Matches, its just a great gun.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun is not on the CA Roster of "certified for sale handguns" and can therefore only be sold in California as a Private Party Transfer at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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