1911 Colt, modified by Stocklin who, as we have been told, and also read in an article some time ago, was an employee of Colt Firearms in the late 1920's and early 1930's. If you look at this gun closely, you will see that it is nearly identicle to the 1911 Officer's Model with the exception that the grips and magazine are shorter than the conventional Officer's Model. We have been told that Stocklin, with Colt's permission, developed this mini-1911 and marketed it as a "Stocklin Improved Government Model Pocket Auto". This is what the role stamp says on the right hand side of the receiver just above the Ivory Grip and Serial #. This gun is a 1919 Commercial Model that is dated with Silver Inlays, 1931 (See Photos). This is not some back room put together, but is a well thought out and engineered project that was most likely funded by Colt back during the depression years and then shelved. The gun is 7&1/4"'s Overall with a 3&3/4" Barrel, Magazine and Grip Area. Very similar to the Officer's model ACP introduced in 1985. Gun is totally functional. Ivory Grips, what appears to be Silver Inlays (of which some are lacking some Silver), Jeweled Barrel, Hammer, Trigger, Magazine and portion of the Grip Safety. This is a Pretty neat Old 1911. This is possibly a prototype but have no way of documentating that and really do not know how many of these were ever produced.
We would say it is a rather Unique and Collectible 1911 45. FFL or C&R Required. Shipping detailed below. Thanks for Looking.
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Peaco Distribution is now the PENNSYLVANIA ELMIRA ARMS CO., formerly (ELMIRA ARMS COMPANY) New York States Oldest Gun Dealer. We have moved to Pennsylvania, just five miles from our former business location. We continue to specialize in Investment Quality Collector Firearms as well as some hunting and shooter firearms. We have approximately 250 firearms in inventory of all varieties. Long guns, handguns and antiques. We buy individual guns or Collections of all Sizes. Buy, Sell & Trade. Lay-aways available. Three Day Inspection except those Sold and Advertised "AS IS". Accept most major credit cards w/appropriate fees. Shop hours will be Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:AM to 6:00PM Tuesday thru Friday and Noon to 6:00 PM on Saturday's