SOLD FOR: $1,607.78
Make: Colt Frame and Remington Rand Slide
Serial Number: 781033
Year of Manufacture: 1942 (Pg. 294 of Clawson’s Colt .45 Service Pistols)
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: the left side of the slide is marked Remington Rand Inc. / Syracuse, N.Y. U.S.A.”. The top of the slide is marked “P”. The left side of the frame behind the trigger is marked with a boxed “W.B.” Ordnance mark (Waldemar S. Broberg, Colonel, Hartford/Springfield Ordnance District.) The left side of the trigger guard is marked “R” and has a “VP proof. The left of the frame near the magazine release is marked “P”. The right side of the frame is marked “United States Property / No. 781033” and “M1911A1 U.S. Army”. The right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “O” and “G”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The slide is mounted with a flat topped white outline rear sight dovetailed into the slide and a red ramp front sight. The rear sight is adjustable for elevation and windage, and is marked “Micro”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are reddish brown checkered plastic. In addition to minor handling marks, the checkering shows light wear on both panels, which is heavier on the left side where the right thumb rides. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 80% of its metal finish. The slide shows surface loss on the front, rear, top and bottom edges. The slide also shows thinning on the top around the port and on the right side behind the port. The frame shows surface loss at the front and side edges. The grip area shows thinning. The serrations on the slide show slight disfigurement, as do the serrations on the backstrap. The knurling on the hammer is worn. The screw heads are slightly disfigured. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The trigger pull is a little stiff, but it breaks crisply. The action functions correctly. We have not fired this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with one blued magazine. There are no markings. The right side has been sanded on and the surface is worn in the middle, and there are areas of frosting on both sides. The magazine is in overall Good condition.
Our Assessment: This is a nice looking WWII pistol that has been taken care of well. It has a nice bore, and is very shootable. This would be great pistol for home protection, WWI/WWII re-enactments, or for those action pistol matches at your local club.
SOLD FOR: $1,607.78