SOLD FOR: $1175
Serial Number: VG1555
Year of Manufacture: 1993-2003
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action SA Semi-Automatic Pistol Fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number, “PARA-ORDNANCE INC. / FT. LAUDERDALE FL”, and “MADE IN / CANADA”. The right side of the slide is marked “P13.45”. The left side of the slide is marked “Para-Ordnance”. The top of the chamber is marked with the logo and “.45 ACP”.
Barrel Length: 4 1/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a recessed white dot and is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square notch lo-mount style sight with two recessed white dots and is dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece black checkered plastic panels with company logos molded in the centers and smooth borders. There are a few light handling marks. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Frame with Black Slide
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are no major defects, just light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are easily read. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a Para case with serial matching label taped to the inside of the lid, paperwork including the manual, and three 10-round magazines.
Our Assessment: Para-Ordnance has been cranking out double-stacked 1911’s like this since 1990 and with a wide reception from the competitive shooting circles, it has become commonplace to see 1911’s capable of carrying 13 round flush-fitting magazines, a huge step over the initial design. This one features a 4.25” barrel, three-dot sights, and a duo-tone finish. This would make a fine home defense or carry pistol and with three included mags, just grab your favorite .45 ACP and hit the range! Please see our photos and good luck!