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Colt U.S. Navy Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Firearms & Armory Start Price:1,200.00 USD Estimated At:2,500.00 - 3,750.00 USD
Colt U.S. Navy Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol
This is a nice example of a Colt U.S. Navy Contract Model 1911 Semi-automatic pistol manufactured in 1914. This pistol was one of 1,537 guns shipped to the Springfield Armory on September 26, 1914. The order was 10 combined Navy orders requisitioned through springfield Armory for equipping various ships. The left side of the slide is marked with the two line, two block 1897-1913 patent dates and address with the Rampant Colt behind the serrations. The left front of the frame is marked "UNITED STATES PROPERTY", the right side of the slide is marked "MODEL OF 1911 U.S. NAVY" and the small "H" inspection mark is on the back of the slide above the firing pin. The left side of the frame is marked with the circled "WGP" inspection mark of Major Walter G. Penfield. The serial number is marked on the right side of the frame behind the slide stop hole. Low profile sights, smooth trigger, checkered magazine release, slide stop, thumb safety and hammer spur. All blue barrel marked with a "P" and "H" on top of the chamber, two tone magazine with lanyard ring on the bottom, lanyard ring on the heel of the frame and fitted with checkered walnut grips with diamond pattern around the screws.
BBL: 5 inch round
Stock:
Gauge: 45 ACP
Finish: blue
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 97123
Condition: Professionally restored to near mint condition. The grips are also near mint. The magazine has also been restored and remains very good. The markings remain clear and crisp. Mechanically excellent.