Custom Colt Government Model Classic Stainless 1911 45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol

SOLD FOR: $2175

LSB#: 210819HE13

Make: Colt

Model: Custom Government Model Classic Stainless, 01911C-SS

Serial Number: GV020559

Year of Manufacture: Ca. 2018-2020

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “GOVERNMENT / *MODEL*”, “COLT”, “AUTOMATIC / CALIBER .45” and with a rampant colt logo, the right is marked “COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL”. The right of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” and with the serial number. The top of the barrel is marked “-COLT .45 AUTO N.M.-“. The left of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle and “L”.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a  square-notch dovetailed to the rear of the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece gold colored metal panels with decorative embossed patterns with a face inside a circle on each panel. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition as not original to the gun.

Type of Finish: Blue* & Gold (* Given that the slide and frame are stainless steel, some finish other than bluing may have been applied to give them their current appearance)

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its current metal finish. The action shows minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The high polish of the steel surfaces lends itself to picking up fingerprints or smudges easily, but they wipe off. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol has a tight slide and a crisp trigger. This pistol was made without a firing pin block safety. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: 

-Blue plastic Colt box with serial-matching label.

-Cable lock.

-Factory paperwork including manual.

-One 7-round Colt magazine.

Our Assessment: Colt’s 1911 served the United States military through two World Wars and several other conflicts, is still in use by some units today, and has become popular with law enforcement, competitors, and recreational shooters across the nation. The design has seen some updates including a firing-pin block safety, higher profile sights, and more ergonomic grips, but the basic design and fantastic trigger remain the same after more than a century. The pistols have also served as the canvas for some of the most beautifully decorated firearms. This example began life as a Government Model Classic Stainless, but has since been customized. The stainless steel frame and slide have been polished and refinished giving them a deep blue appearance. The controls and bushing have been finished in gold. The flat mainspring housing is a gray plastic which may be original to the gun. The pistol is rounded out with a set of decorative gold-colored metal grips. This pistol is in Excellent condition, appearing to have seen limited if any use since it was refinished. The pistol comes in its original box with a single magazine and factory paperwork. If you’re looking for a new BBQ gun, this would be a good pony to add to the stable. Please see our photos and good luck!

Custom Colt Government Model Classic Stainless 1911 45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol
Custom Colt Government Model Classic Stainless 1911 45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol