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ITEM 1946 – SOLD – Colt Military Model 1911-A1 Pistol Charles Reed Inspected 1940 Production


Item Number 1946 Category

This Colt was produced in 1940. The pistol’s serial number is 721467. The inspector is Major Charles S. Reed. This inspector is rare as he inspected few pistols during his tenure as inspector. In 1940 he inspected 4696 pistols. This very low number makes this Colt a rare sought after pistol for the collector today. Colt shipped these pistols to Springfield Arsenal in late 1940. Most of these pistols were then issued to the Navy. When you take into account the pistols that did survive World War Two and the rebuild programs there are very few of these original as issued Colts still in existence now. This pistol has the correct original barrel with a sharp bore. The slide is correctly serial numbered to the frame serial number. The wood grips are the correct style grips for this pistol. The magazine is an all blued military magazine. The original bluing would rate a 95% overall condition. The barrel retains almost all of the original bluing. The grips have no damage or cracks. The checkering is sharp and clean. This Colt is a prime example of these rare pistols! This Colt would be one of the highlights of any Collection!

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