SOLD FOR: $2352
Make: Colt Frame, Ithaca Slide
Serial Number: 1625184
Year of Manufacture: 1944, Rebuilt 10/1975
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto Pistol, Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “AA”, “GHP” & “P”. The left side of the slide is marked “ITHACA GUN CO., INC. / ITHACA N.Y.”. There is a “P” on the top of the slide. The right side of the frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY / NO 1625184 / M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY / ANAD 10 75”. There barrel is marked “45 AUTO / 7791193 / 85”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is ramped and serrated low profile blade. The rear sight is a flat top, square notch sight set into a dovetail.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered dark brown bakelite like material. The insides are marked “5564062” & “5564063”. The grips have some press wear and a few damaged checkers. Outside of these marks, the checkering is pronounced and the color is attractive. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition and are consistent with a Service Grade gun.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: As Arsenal Applied
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some fouling but no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is very little wear to this finish, seen only as a few instances of surface marking and surface rubbing. The gun was likely never shot or even carried since the most recent refinish, making it a very high condition pistol. The screw heads are attractive. The markings are light. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition for a Service Grade gun.
Mechanics: The action functions properly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a IM291 GI magazine in mint condition, chamber flag, pistol lock, field manual, cleaning rod and 2018 CMP paperwork. All accessories are sharp like the gun.
Our Assessment: The 1911 and 1911-A1 pistols served the military of the United States from 1911 to 1985, through two World Wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars. They gained a reputation as a reliable handgun with plenty of stopping power, and are held in high regard by those who have used them.
This gun saw service, then a rebuild at Augusta arsenal, and then another rebuild at Anniston… This example remained in US inventory until at least 1985, when it was arsenal refurbished at the Anniston Army Depot. It made its way to the CMP where it was sold as a Service Grade, in issuable condition. It has a great bore, not something you see on every 1911, intact grips and an arsenal applied parkerized finish.
It comes in a plastic case with a single magazine. This would make a nice addition for a collector, but it should also prove to be a great shooter, considered issuable by the CMP and not appearing to have seen much, if any use since being refurbished in 1985.
Please see our photos and good luck!