Colt 1911 1st Year Military Pistol
- Price: $7,995.00 CAD
- Licensing Category: Restricted
- Maker: Colt
- Model: 1911
- Caliber/Gauge: .45 ACP
We are pleased to offer a very scarce collector grade Colt 1911, U.S. Military 1st year production pistol. This piece's serial number, 6253, was built between May 31, 1912 and October 10, 1912. This scarce Colt is from the second variation of first year production military pistols. The survival rate of these Colts in unaltered and original condition is very low. This example retains all of its original parts and components with the exception of the magazine. For reference to the component parts please refer to Harrison "US pistols and Revolvers 1909-1945" at page 29. The component parts are outlined as follows:1. Original large diamond Colt type grips.2. Hammer type A short Beavertail SN 1 to 8,900.3. Safety lock tab type A4. Slide lock Type A5. Grip Safety Type 16. Mainspring Housing Type 1 rounded at both ends SN1 to 6500.7. Mag release lock type B Ser # 3190 to 65008. Recoil spring plug type 1 no spring detent SN 1 to 6500.9. Recoil spring guide type A with sharp tip guide legs.10. Front sight tapered Type A11. Rear sight rounded, U Notch SN 1 to 62,00012. Barrel marking Type 1 with sideways H with serits on top of breech face SN 1 to 650013. No finger clearance cuts14. Provisional acceptance Mark H on frame.The magazine that came with this pistol is Springfield Armory Mag built 1914 to March 1916, with the clip body wrapped under the base and fitted with loop. A proper pinned based Colt mag with loop, either full blued or with tempered lips could be located and complete this pistol. This pistol shows the original Colt furnace blue on the frame, slide and small parts. This piece shows usage on the grip straps above the trigger on the right side of the frame and normal holster wear at the muzzle. All of the markings remain clear and crisp with the original lightly stamped serial and US property markings. This pistol rates 85 to 90% original finish. The original grips are sound but show two impact marks; one above the lower diamond on the right and on the front side of the upper diamond on the left. The bore shows overall light corrosion and wear. This piece was sourced out of Goose Bay,Labrador many years ago. This piece obviously stayed in the U.S. military establishement from 1912 and may well have seen service from the Philippines. Mexico, WW1 and WWII. The fact that this example remained with all of its' original components is signifigant and surprising. A scarce, if not rare, item for the Canadian Colt or Military Pistol collector. Restricted Status. Note this item cannot be exported.