Sold For: $2,525
Model: M1911A1 US Army Frame, Service Model Ace Slide Assembly
Serial Number: 1170784
Year of Manufacture: 1943 (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. / PATENT NUMBERS  2.090.656  2.090.657? and with a rampant colt. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT”, “SERVICE / MODEL”, “ACE” in diamond, “.22” and “LONG / RIFLE”. The rear face of the slide under the firing pin retainer is not marked. The barrel, visible through the ejection port, is marked “COLT / CAL .22 L.R.”. The left of the frame is marked “G.H.D.” below the slide stop and “P” behind and below the magazine release. The front-left of the trigger guard has the “VP” in triangle proof and “8”. The right side of the frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY / No1170784” and “M1911A1 U.S. ARMY”. The right of the trigger guard is marked “6”. The top of the frame is marked “4” to the right-rear of the disconnector. The floorplate of the two-tone magazine is marked “COLT / 22 ACE (in diamond) L.R. / SERVICE MODEL”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a flat-topped square-notched improved Stevens adjustable rear sight dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered brown “Coltwood” plastic with reinforcing rings around the grip screws and reinforcing ribs on the inside. The grips have some scattered light nicks and scuffs, most on the right panel. Other than those compressed by nicks, the checkering is generally sharp. There are some nicks on the outside edges of the reinforcing rings. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized, Parko-Lubrite
Finish Originality: Original to the parts, the slide assembly is not original to the frame.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance is mostly in minor wear in the frame. There is some scattered discoloration in the frame, some of which is likely from old, dried grease which was prevalent when the pistol was brought to us. There are some scattered light marks. The action shows minor operational wear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine condition as assembled.
Mechanics: The trigger pull is crisp and there is a barely perceptible amount of side-side play between the slide and frame. The action functions correctly. We have not fired this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a single magazine. The magazine is blued. The thumbpiece slot, follower and floorplate markings are correct for a Service Model Ace. The magazine has light operational wear, a couple of spots of minor erosion, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Very Good condition.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R Pistol CAN be sold as a dealer sale in California and CAN be transferred as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) as our Simi Valley location. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.