SOLD FOR: $1225
Model: Double Eagle, Mark II/Series 90
Serial#: DN01285 (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup)
Year of Manufacture: 1992, Modern
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Single & Double-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by a Detachable 9-Round Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT”, features a depiction of two eagles heads, “DOUBLE EAGLE” and “-MKII/SERIES 90-”. The top of the barrel is marked “CAL 9MM LUGER / -PARABELLUM-”. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT DOUBLE ACTION”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. FA., MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. / DN01285”. The grip panels are both decorated with the Colt logo.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a square-notch with two white dots dovetailed to slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grip panels are two piece checkered black synthetic and there is a black synthetic checkered back-strap. The grip panels have some light handling marks, nicks and scuffs. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering remains sharp. Overall, the grip panels are in Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are some light handling marks, nicks and scuffs. Notably, the right side of the slide has scattered light-moderate nicks and scuffs. The markings remain clear. The screwheads are unmarred and serviceable. Overall, the pistol is in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single-action trigger is crisp and the double-action is smooth. The slide to frame fit is snug. We did not fire this pistol. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: The pistol comes with a blue Colt carrying case, a single 9-round magazine, a user manual and a typed letter from Colt. The case has some handling marks but it remains in Very Good condition. The magazine has only light handling marks and remains in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This Colt Double Eagle Mark II Series 90 is a single and double-action semi-automatic pistol chambered for 9mm Luger rounds. The Colt Double Eagle line was a series of Colt Model 1911s manufactured from approximately 1990-1996. The Double Eagles operate with the Browning/Colt short recoil system, feature a pivoting lock system that was used by the Government Model, have a decocking lever and squared off combat trigger guard. This particular handgun has some light handling wear but it remains mechanically sound and aesthetically pleasing. For fans of John Browning’s Model 1911, this is a nicely made variant you do not want to miss out on!