Colt WWI Commemorative Chateau Thierry 1911 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol C&R

SOLD FOR: $1450

LSB#: 210914BW09

Make: Colt

Model: WWI Commemorative Series Chateau Thierry 1911

Serial Number: 2818-CT

Year of Manufacture: 1967

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol with Removable Magazine

Markings: The markings are gold-filled. The right side of the slide is marked with a banner reading “1917 / WORLD WAR I COMMEMORATIVE / 1967” and “COLT’S PT.F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”. The chamber is marked “COLT .45 AUTO” and also has a “VP” proof. The right side of the frame with the serial number. The left side of the slide is engraved with a battle scene of a machine gun crew with a town in the background and at the rear with the Rampant Colt logo.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a short blade with a ramped serrated rear face fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notched sight dovetailed into the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered wood with medallions and double diamonds. The left grip has a medallion of an American eagle marked “1917*1918 / WORLD WAR” and a rectangular plaque marked “CHATEAU THIERRY”. The right grip is marked with a medallion of an American soldier and marked “U.S.A. / THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION” and with the names of our allies. There are a few little marks and light handling wear. The checkering is mostly sharp. The grips rate in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 96% of its metal finish. There is a little scrape on the front strap. There are a few little marks through the finish on the front strap. There are some little spots of oxidation on the slide. There is a spot of oxidation on the right side of the dust cover. There are a few light handling marks and some standard operational wear. The markings are clear and the screw heads are sharp. The pistol rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: 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: Included is a 7-round magazine

Our Assessment: This is a beautiful Colt Government Model 1911 with a high luster blued finish and gold-filled engraving. The pistol also has custom grips with WWI medallions and the name of the battle the pistol commemorates. The pistol is in Fine condition and appears to have seen little use outside of the factory, with very minor marks. This series from Colt commemorates the four major battles our soldiers fought in World War I, the “War To End All Wars”. This one is the Chateau Thierry 1911 made in 1967. This is an amazing tribute to the contribution America has made to keep the world free. Please see our pistols and good luck!

Colt WWI Commemorative Chateau Thierry 1911 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol C&R
Colt WWI Commemorative Chateau Thierry 1911 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol C&R