COLT MFG'D 1911 A1 1941 ARGENTINE NAVY COLT WITH SWARTZ SAFETY RARE

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COLT MFG'D 1911 A1 1941 ARGENTINE NAVY COLT WITH SWARTZ SAFETY RARE  Guns > Pistols > Colt Automatic Pistols (1911 & Var)
Description: This is a very scarce Colt 1911 A1 collector pistol with additionally rare Swartz safety. This is one of 500 Colt manufactured commercial pistols that were simply taken off the shelf and engraved for the Argentine Navy under contract to the Argentine Navy in 1941. The 500 Colt commercial pistols picked for this contract were taken from the Colt lot between serial numbers C198700 to C208700 range. You will not find this Colt referenced in the Blue Book or any of the Colt books i.e. Clawson or Harrison. With only 500 of these pistols originally in the contract in 1941, they are a rarity today particularly, as this one, in original finish. They are exactly like any other commercial Government Model from the period with two exceptions: the Argentine National crest is roll-marked across the top of the slide and the right side of the slide is pantograph engraved "REPUBLICA ARGENTINA/ARMADA NACIONAL - 1941". This pistol is extra rare in that it has the scarce Swartz safety mechanism still intact (this was an early firing pin safety which locked the firing pin unless the grip safety was squeezed). This safety was patented in 1937 and dropped shortly after WWII. This pistol is all original in both finish and all components. The slide is factory serial numbered to match the frame. The barrel is marked "HS" [High Standard] on the right and "P" on the left side. Overall condition is excellent with the original high commercial gloss finish. The pistol retains about 98% of the original polished blue factory finish. There is some sharp edge wear, and a few minor scattered patina ovals. There is no pitting. I was told the pistol was brought into the U.S. by an Argentine diplomat therefore no import marks. The dark brown stocks appear to be replacements. These stocks came with my purchase abt. 15 years ago. I have a set of Coltwood brown that I would be willing to swap at buyer's request. The mechanics are in perfect working order (including the Swartz safety) and the bore is excellent with bright, sharp rifling. It comes with one correct/original prewar two tone magazine with pinned base that is marked "COLT 45 AUTO.". This is not one of the Argentine made pistols. This is a scarce Colt made commercial pistol that is seldom encountered in original condition. PAYMENT OPTIONS: I accept USPS Money Orders and personal/business checks. Items paid with US Postal Money Orders will ship forthwith. Items paid with checks will ship when check clears. Usually within 10 days. Payment must be received within 10 days of purchase.

LAYAWAY: If needed I offer a 60 lay-a-way option.

SHIPPING: All firearms shipped Priority Mail with insurance. Price stated is for the lower 48.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT- Modern firearms must be transferred through a licensed FFL dealer in Buyer's area. Buyer must supply to Seller a copy of Buyer's driver license and a copy of Buyer's local FFL dealer's license before shipment will be made. A C&R License is acceptable for C&R firearms. All handguns are shipped to an FFL.

SAFETY NOTICE- Buyer is solely responsible for determining that the firearm purchased is safe to shoot. By bidding, the buyer agrees to hold seller harmless against damages, injury, or death caused by buyer's failure to have the firearm properly inspected for safety.

RETURN POLICY- All firearms come with a 3-day return policy conditioned upon the firearm being returned in exactly the condition mailed- not being fired , messed with in any way. In the case of a return, buyer pays all shipping charges. YOU HAVE A 3 DAY INSPECTION PERIOD FROM THE DATE OF DELIVERY TO FFL OR C&R DEALER. SELLER WILL NOT REFUND SHIPPING COSTS AND THERE IS A 10% RESTOCKING FEE DEDUCTED FROM REFUND. YOUR BID IS A BINDING CONTRACT, AND THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES YOU AGREEING TO ALL OF THE ABOVE, THE RESTOCKING FEE AND NO REFUNDS FOR SHIPPING. THE FIREARM MUST REMAIN WITH THE FFL DURING THE INSPECTION PERIOD. IF FIRED, SALE IS FINAL.


Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: Colt
UPC: 1911 A1 commercial
Caliber: .45 ACP
Location: CA

Trades Accepted: I do not take trades.

My FFL license is that of a C&R license.

Shipping Notes: Free shipping. I ship USPS Priority.

Item #: 955418227
Stock No.: 923
Seller Since: Jul. 2011
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: Rancho Santa Fe
State: CA
Price:
$5,400.00


Shipping: See Description
Accepted Payment Methods: Check Money Order
Returns: No Returns

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