SOLD FOR: $1575
Model: 1911-2011 100th Anniversary
Serial Number: 33351911
Year of Manufacture: 2012 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “ADOPTED / MARCH 29, 1911 – UNITED STATES ARMY”, “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A.”, and behind the serrations with a rampant colt logo. The right side of the slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911-2011”. The right side of the frame is marked “No 33351911”. The left side of the frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY”. The top of the frame is marked “H” at the disconnector. The right side of the chamber is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO-”. The right side of the barrel link lug is marked “PM”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a short rounded blade fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a “U”-notch dovetailed into the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut with smooth diamonds around the grip screws. The grips have only a few minor marks. The checkering is well defined, generally sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Black Oxide
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no significant wear, only light handling marks. There is operational wear on the chamber. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this pistol is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger pull is crisp and the slide has little play to the frame. 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: This pistol comes in a blue Colt box with a serial matching outer sleeve, paperwork including a government manual, two 7-round magazines, a safety lock, and a chamber flag.
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. The design was the end-result of a series of developments by famous gun designer John Browning, starting with the Model 1900. The advances made by Browning were revolutionary at the time, and were so successful that they are considered commonplace today. Browning not only developed first a pivoting and then a tilting barrel to allow for a locked system, he developed the concept of “the slide”, which is now synonymous with semi-automatic handguns. Having secured a contract for the US Military sidearm, Colt also offered the pistol to the commercial market as the “Government Model”. This is a 100 year anniversary Colt commercial Government Model made in 2012. The pistol is in Excellent condition, showing no significant wear. It comes in its original box that is in about Excellent condition with a government manual. It’s an example you could take out to the range as well as keeping it as a safe queen. Please see our pictures and good luck in your bidding!