Make: Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co.
Model: Model of 1911. U. S. Army
Serial Number: 413135
Year of Manufacture: 1918
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Magazine Fed Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “PATENTED APR 20, 1897. SEPT. 9,1902 / DEC 19, 1905. FEB. 14,1911. AUG. 19,1913”, there is a Rampant Colt and “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.”. There is an “H” at the rear of the slide above the firing pin stop. There is a “P” separated by a space, then an “H” on the barrel as visible through the ejection port. The right side of the slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911. U.S.ARMY”. The right side of the frame is marked with an “o” that has a line beneath it, followed by “413135”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a small fixed blade front sight and a small round notch rear sight set in a dovetail.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut with diamonds around the grip screws. There are two small chips missing near the grip screws of the right panel and both grip panels have small compressions and handling marks. There are no cracks in either grip. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Re-finished
Bore Condition: The bore is rough and the rifling is shallow. There is light erosion throughout the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 90% of its re-finished metal. There is finish missing on the leading edges of the slide and also about 1” back on the left side of the slide, and on the front strap of the grip frame. The grip screw heads are good, although one has been repaired with a file. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Very Good to Fine condition, as re-finished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is one magazine provided. It appears to be of WWII vintage, without lanyard loop and with two small round spots suggesting a pinned floor plate. The magazine is in Very Good to Fine overall condition.
Our Assessment: This re-finished Colt 1911 appears to date from 1918 and is mostly period correct as to its major parts such as slide and barrel. It predates the A1 revisions and would make a fine pistol for WWI re-enactors or competitors in the new Wild Bunch matches sponsored by SASS. This handgun will also prove effective for home defense.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol can be transferred in California, and is C&R eligible, and can be transferred to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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