SOLD FOR: $5025
Make: Colt, SK Customs & SK Arms VA
Model: The Mana, custom Government Model Classic, 193 of 200
Serial Number: GV021791
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 2020
Caliber: .38 Super
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The right of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”, with the serial number and “GOVERMENT MODEL”. The top of the barrel is marked “-COLT SUPER 38 AUTO N.M.-“. The left of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle and “L”. The slide has 24k gold etched Polynesian patterns along the sides and top with “193/200” behind the rear slide serrations.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a diamond-studded blade fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square dovetailed to the rear of the slide with two white dots.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece faux-ivory panels etched with Polynesian designs. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Gold
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. The action shows very faint operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
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.
-Factory paperwork including manual.
-SK Customs cloth and brochure.
-One 9-round Colt magazine.
Our Assessment: From SK Custom’s website: “The MANA is a product of nearly a years’ worth of design research and design development efforts with an exclusive new Copyrighted designer series conception in combining the most highly-desired finishes and incorporated with a groundbreaking approach to design a Polynesian Ethos on a Full Size Colt 1911 .38 Super which was decided by the size, caliber and collectability.” This pistol’s high polish Royal Blue and Gold finish, diamond studded front sight, Polynesian inspired designs on the slide and grips as well as the limited production of only 200 of the Mana pistols makes for a wonderful addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!