SOLD FOR: $2700.05
Model: M45A1 Government Model with Rail, CQBP Marine (M45A1)
Serial Number: 06966EGA
Year of Manufacture: 2014
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto Pistol, Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT *** M45A1” and the right is marked “COLT GOVERNMENT MDOEL”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CONN. U.S.A.” / “06966EGA” / Smart Code / “(17V)13629 / (1P)M1070CQBP / (5)06966EGA”. The barrel is marked “COLT 45 AUTO N.M.”. The trijicon sights are marked.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Trijicon blade with a slightly ramped rear face and inset tritium lamp, dovetailed to the slide. The rear sight is a square-notched Novak base with one inset tritium lamp to each side of the notch that is dovetailed into the top rear of the slide. The lamps have dimmed somewhat but are still useable in low-light environments.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are tetured G10 panels. There is no notable wear or damage to the grips. There are some light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Tan Cerakote
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is barely any wear or finish loss to mention, just a couple of marks at the bottom of the ejection port from spent cases. We would assume this has less than a box through it and has been stored its life in the provided case. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
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: The factory Pelican case, hang tag, manual, paperwork, and cleaning kit are present. All are as new. A blued Wilson Combat magazine is included and is in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: On July 20, 2012, about 101 years after the 1911 was first adopted by U.S. Armed Forces, the Marine Corps again adopted an M1911 platform pistol for use by several of their Special Operations Capable units as well as their pistol shooting team.
The pistol has several upgrades over the original Model of 1911, including front and rear slide serrations, night sights, accessory rail, extended beavertail grip safety, skeletonized hammer, ambidextrous thumb safety, National Match barrel and Cerakoted stainless steel slide and frame.
This pistol is the civilian variation of the M45A1 adopted by the USMC. It is practically mint and is one of the best guns you could own for your own protection. In addition, as an example of what the Marines now use, this pistol is a must have for any U.S. Military pistol or 1911 collection.
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