This is a restored 1911 that the books agree was made at the end of WWI and was probably issued for use between the wars. It has a 97% appearance, but firing mecuric primers would have shot out the bore and the pistol is now equipped with a proper post WWII replacement barrel marked "Colt .45 Auto". All other parts are WWI, fixed small sights, no frame cutout and short tang. This automatic is a restoration but where would you find a NRA Excellent 1911 at this price otherwise? I bought an original 1911 last month and the price was $1100.00 more at 80% condition. This weapon allows you to own a fine 1911 until you can trade-up. I've owned this 1911 for 12 years, had it restored and have been waiting the past five years to trade-up; enjoying and shooting it the whole time. The appearance is 98-97% today. The reason for the lowered price is that an indiviual at a gunshow handled it and left several fine scratches on the slide. They can't be seen on the photographs but unfortunatly they are there and so the price drops.
Cashier's Check or Money Order accepted
10% restocking fee for any returns.
Money order or certified checks accepted. 15% return fee