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**Colt 1911 "Black Army"

.45 ACP. 5" barrel length. SN: 615319. Single-action semi-automatic pistol with two-tone 7-shot removable magazine, exposed hammer, long grip safety, military lanyard ring, and fixed u-notch and half moon sights. Blued and parkerized metal finish with checkered double diamond walnut grips. Features checkering to long spur hammer, partially stepped thumb safety, slide lock, and magazine lock. Markings include standard two-line manufacturer patent dates and Hartford address surround a rampant Colt to left of slide. Left of frame shows an (Eagle head/S12) Springfield proof and a numeric (46) proof to left of trigger guard. Right side of slide shows model name. To right of frame there are "UNTIED STATES PROPERTY" marks as well as the serial number. Has a conjoined (HP) mark to barrel. This item was manufactured sometime in late 1918 or early 1919. 

Condition:

Very good. Appears to be refinished. Bore is frosted and shows evidence of pitting throughout. There are pit marks visible to slide underneath of new finish. Light scratches and losses to finish on underside of frame and to grip straps. Wood grips appear to be newer and have deeper holes for grip screws than typical period grips. 

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,353
05/25/2021

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