COLT - 1911 TRANSITION MODEL -- Made 1924....Rare Original Pistol....SER#701017 2/7/1924
This is an extremely nice, rare, early between the wars Colt 1911 U.S. ARMY .45 automatic. This pistol was produced in early 1924 and is in excellent condition. One of 10,000 "transition" pistols manufactured in 1924. Marked "1911", these pistols had all the new A1 improvements that would eventually cause the pistol to be renamed "1911A1". This is one of the early transition pistols with the WTG monogram enclosed within a single circle formed by his initial G. Roughly 2000 pistols were marked in this manner and this is a very hard variation for the collector to locate.
The original blue finish rates about 90% with slight thinning around the front grip strap and the leading edges of the slide and frame. There is some slight frosting on the right rear side slide and rear of the frame. The serifed "H" proofs are properly matching on both the slide and frame. The intertwined HP barrel is also of the correct type and has the proper “K” stamping on the bottom. Full checkered walnut grips that were issued as one the transitional changes. This fine single circled monogram piece of history was shipped February 7, 1924 in a shipment of 1000 to the Commanding officer of Springfield Armory. The mechanics appear to be in as excellent condition. The bore is good. Comes with a very nice two-tone magazine which was proper for the period. This pistol is part of my permanent collection and is all original. A C&R License is acceptable for transaction. If my NO RETURN POLICY bothers you ask me about it.
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