Excellent Colt Transition Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol

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Excellent Colt Transition Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol
Colt "Transition Model" Model 1911 Automatic Pistol manufactured in 1924. The pistol has the Model 1911A1 modifications that include: (1) extended safety tang, (2) knurled and raised mainspring housing, (3) receiver clearance cuts, (4) knurled and cut back trigger and (5) wider front sight blade but retains the "MODEL OF 1911. U.S.ARMY" markings on the right side of the slide. The pistol has the pre-WWII brush blue finish and is fitted with the full-checkered walnut stocks adopted in 1924. The pistol is fitted with a two-tone magazine with flat base. The left side of the slide is roll-stamped with the Colt 1897-1913 patent dates in two equal lines followed by the Rampant Colt trademark and "COLT'S PT.F.A.MFG.CO/HARTFORD,CT.U.S.A." in two equal lines. The right side of the frame is roll-stamped: "UNITED STATES PROPERTY/No 707849" in two lines behind the slide stop hole. The left side of the frame is stamped with the Ordnance Final Inspector's "WTG" monogram with a double circle above the receiver cut-out. The top of the frame is stamped with an "H" provisional inspection mark in front of the disconnector hole and a "G" government production order mark to the right of it. The slide is, correctly, not serial numbered. The barrel has a dull blue finish and is stamped: "COLT 45 AUTO" on the left side of the chamber above the lug and has a large "G" stamped in front of the lug. The slide stop is a WWII production piece with grooved contact surface.
BBL: 5 inch
Gauge: 45 ACP
Finish: blue
Grips: walnut checkered
Serial Number: 707849

Excellent. The pistol retains approximately 90% of the slightly faded original blue finish. The blue is thin on the grip strap, bottom of the trigger guard and grip safety. There is some holster wear and finish loss on the front edges of the frame. The slide has nearly all of the original blue finish; wear is limited to minor handling and storage marks with very light finish loss on the edges. The walnut stocks are in excellent condition with sharp checkering. The slide and frame markings are crisp. The magazine is excellent with 98% of the original two-tone finish. This is an excellent example of the 10,000 Model 1911 "Transition Model" pistols manufactured in 1924.