Colt 1911 British RAF Pistol

Restricted Item #C2607

Colt 1911 British RAF Pistol

  • Price: $5,295.00 CAD
  • Licensing Category: Restricted
  • Maker: Colt
  • Model: 1911
  • Caliber/Gauge: .455

  • Description:

    SN W103873 is an above average example of a WW1 contract No U.S. 6755-MM 264 dated May 7 1918 for Colt 1911 pistols.  This example was one of 200 shipped 14 Jan. 1919.  As with the majority of the British contract, this Colt was refinished in England with the more durable soft satin blue finish.  Page 117 of "Colt .45 Government Models C Commerical Series" 2nd Ed.  This example shows approximately 98% of its military blue finish.  The left side of the frame shows the RAF broad arrow, crossed pennant and crown G2 over A, G.W.R. Stedman America mark.  All pistols acquired by Britain were inspected by him at the Colt factory.  This pistol show sharp original markings including crown F2 over E Enfield markings and GR/crossed pennants proof mark on the barrel lug.  The bore rates at bright excellent plus.  This pistol shows a correct 455 mag SN 101485.  The grips remain in excellent condition and appear to be original to the pistol.  We have included the appropriate pages of the above reference.  A collector grade example of a Royal Air Force issued 1911.