SOLD FOR: $2125
Model: Government Model, 01991
Serial Number: 2872503
Year of Manufacture: 2000s-2010s
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “-COLT’S- / GOVERNMENT MODEL / .45 AUTOMATIC CALIBER” and with a Rampant Colt logo. The right of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” with the serial number. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL”. The top of the barrel is marked “-COLT .45 AUTO-“. The left of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle and “Y”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with a recessed white dot and is fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square-notch with two recessed white dots and is dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The Ajax grips are two-piece smooth panels with marbled blue plastic with metallic fleck, there are Cole medallions inset in the grips under the top layer. 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.
Type of Finish: Stainless Slide & Blued Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some little scuffs and draglines on the polished flats of the slide. There is some faint operational wear and light handling wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. 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 with a firing pin block safety (series ’80). 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.
-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. This is an example of the 1911 which was made by Colt with a stainless steel slide on a blued frame, Series ’80 slide, and is installed with a pair of smooth Ajax grips. The pistol is in Excellent condition, appearing to have spent more time in its box than out. The pistol comes in its original box with a single magazine. If you’re looking for a new 1911 to shoot or to add to a Colt collection, this is a great pistol. Please see our photos and good luck!