Pre-WWI Colt New Service Model 1909 Army .45 Colt DA Revolver - C&R OK

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Location (State):
California (CA)

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13 Years 2 Months
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HIGH BID: $960.01
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Auction: 12500102

Manufacturer:   Colt
NRA Grade:
Very Good
Auction Type:
Penny Auctions Basic
Current High Bidder:
71 Bids ($0.01 starting bid)
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Auction Start:
(October 31, 2013 18:01:00 PT)
Auction Ended:
(November 14, 2013 18:22:48 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - Pre-WWI Colt New Service -- Model 1909 Army .45 Colt DA Revolver - C&R OK

LSB#: 130911JF01

Make: Colt

Model: New Service Model 1909 Army

Serial Number: 44674

Year of Manufacture: 1911

Caliber: .45 Colt

Action Type: Single Action and Double Action with Swing Out Cylinder

Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S P.T. FA. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. / PAT’D AUG. 5, 1884. JUNE 5, 1900. JULY 4, 1905”. The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT D.A. 45”. The underside of the barrel is marked ““UNITED STATES PROPERTY””, with a proof mark, and “RAC”. The crane is marked “44674” and the crane cut is marked “44674” and “N”. The left side plate is marked with the Rampant Colt logo. The right side of the frame above the recoil shield is marked with a circled “WGP” (Army Inspector of Ordnance Stamp of Maj. Walter G. Penfield) and at the shoulder of the backstrap with “R.A.C.” (the inspection stamp of Rinaldo A. Carr.) The rear face of the cylinder is marked “R.A.C.” The bottom of the grip frame is marked “U.S. / ARMY / MODEL / 1909” and “No. / 44 / 674”. The cylinder latch is marked “K”. The bottom of the right grip is marked “R.A.C.”

Barrel Length: 5 ½”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a tall Patridge style blade. The rear sight is a “U” shaped groove in the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth dark walnut with an oiled finish. The left grip has one deep compression mark and several shallow compression marks, with numerous sharp compression marks on the bottom of the grip. The right grip has multiple compression marks with shallow chips (which could be compression marks) along the rear edge. The grips rate in about Good to Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: This revolver originally had a highly polished blued finish.

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is slightly worn. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 60% of its metal finish. The barrel shows surface loss on both sides. There are also areas on the left side of the barrel and the left side of the frame that are covered with light scratches where someone tried to remove the pinprick surface erosion at those locations. There is also a spot of pinprick surface erosion on the top of the barrel in the middle of the lettering and a few scratches through the finish. The frame shows scratches through the finish, spots of pinprick surface erosion, and compression marks on the right side, right bottom edge and both sides of the trigger guard. The front strap and backstrap show thinning and frosting with small compression marks at the bottom of the backstrap. The cylinder shows surface loss around the front and rear edges and around the edges of the flutes. The cylinder also shows several deep scratches and compression marks, and has a drag line. The bottom of the grip frame shows some pinprick surface erosion. The knurling on the hammer and ejector is sharp but the knurling on the cylinder latch shows light wear. The screw heads are distressed. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup is SOLID on all 6 chambers. The single action trigger pull is crisp. We did not fire this handgun.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol has a lanyard ring on the bottom of the grip frame.

Our Assessment: This revolver was made for the U.S. Army in 1911 at the same time the 1911 pistol was being introduced. It was chambered in .45 Colt unlike the later model 1917 Army which was designed to fire .45 A.C.P. rounds in half-moon clips so that the same ammo could be used in both pistols and revolvers. This pistol is in Fine condition with inspection stamps from both R.A.C. and W.G.P. on the frame and R.A.C. on the grips. It has a nice bore and outstanding cylinder lockup, especially for a revolver that is over 100 years old. The metal parts were polished before bluing, unlike many of the 1917 revolvers, giving it a nicer finish. This revolver will certainly get the attention of the Colt collectors out there, especially those with an interest in ones of pre-WWI quality. If it slips by them, it will make someone a great revolver for home protection.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible revolver can be transferred as a dealer sale in California and can be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R's and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS'd. This does not apply to out of state residents.

Payment and Shipping Instructions:

USPS or UPS Insured shipping will cost $30. (USPS to 01-FFL's, UPS to 03-C&R's)

Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. (Please obtain a tracking number from your carrier for immediate delivery confirmation of payment). If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-4 and Saturday By Appointment).

This gun can only be shipped to an FFL or C&R, and it will be shipped from an FFL. Please include a copy of your C&R or your dealer’s license with payment. These can also be faxed or emailed. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. If you would like to be notified when we receive your payment, please obtain a tracking number from your carrier.

We always combine on shipping to save you as much as we can. You can generally assume it will be full shipping charge on the first item, 1/2 on the second, 1/3 on the third, etc. Exceptions only arise when the items are going to different locations (different licenses), or when they are exceptionally large, heavy or valuable and cannot be combined.


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CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.5%).

Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.

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Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are accepted for material misrepresentation, non disclosed flaws, overrepresentation & damage in shipping. Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. It is our goal to resolve return issues to keep all parties satisfied with their dealings (look at our feedback). Our return policy is not designed for folks who have just changed their mind or who did not fully read the description. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item. Thank You!

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