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* Colt Model 1911 Commercial Pistol, Russian Marked,

.45 caliber, 5" barrel, serial number C52937. Blue finish, wood checkered grips. Frame has Russian markings.

These were ordered by the Czar between 1916 and 1917 because the Russians were short on arms and ammunition. Very few are known to survive in any condition, making this a rare variant in the 1911 collector world.

Provenance:Ex. Harry B. Andree, Jr.

Condition:Reblued finish, well-worn wood grips.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,725
05/02/2008

 

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