Colt Decommissioned M45A1 CQBP USMC 1911 Rail Gun Tan .45 ACP Pistol, 2013

SOLD FOR: $8026

LSB#: 220307KW004

Make: Colt

Model: M45A1 CQBP

Serial Number: 05416EGA

Year of Manufacture: 2013 (

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT *** USMC” with the “USMC” crossed out. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL”. The left rear of the trigger guard is marked “L” and at the front with a “VP” in a triangle, while the right front of the trigger guard is marked “1”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” and the serial number behind and above the trigger. The right side of the dust cover is marked with a QR code and “(17V) 13629 / (1P) M1070CQBP / (S) 05416EGA / U.S.”. The barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO N.M.-”. Firing pin retention plate is marked “1”.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Trijicon blade with a slightly ramped rear face and inset tritium lamp, dovetailed to the slide. The rear sight is a square-notched Novak base with one inset tritium lamp to each side of the notch that is dovetailed into the top rear of the slide. The lamps have dimmed somewhat but are still useable in low-light environments.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are textured G10 panels. There is no notable wear or damage to the grips. There are only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Tan Cerakote

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 98% of its metal finish. There is only minor operational wear and some light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger breaks crisply. The slide has barely perceptible play to the frame. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a two-piece cardboard box with a total of one 7-round Wilson Combat magazine. The box has labels on the lid, some of which match the pistol but the Colt Defense LLC label has had a non-matching serial number struck with black marker. The magazine has only very light operational wear with intact feed lips and strong spring. Also included is a Colt letter confirming the authenticity of this decommissioned pistol.

Our Assessment:  On July 20, 2013, about 101 years after the 1911 was first adopted by U.S. Armed Forces, the Marine Corps for use by several of their Special Operations Capable units as well as their pistol shooting team. The pistol has several upgrades over the original Model of 1911, including front and rear slide serrations, night sights, accessory rail, extended beavertail grip safety, skeletonized hammer, ambidextrous thumb safety, National Match barrel and Cerakoted stainless steel slide and frame.

This pistol has shockingly little wear for a gun which saw use by Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children. It retains about 98% of its metal finish, a sharp bore, crisp trigger and is in proper working order. This one comes from the collection of author Kevin Williams, best known for his exceptional work on the topic of General Officers Pistols & Clandestine Organization Pistols of WWII. Combined with the Colt letter, this pistol is, as the letter describes it, a “unique piece of American history”. This pistol is a must have for any U.S. Military pistol collection or 1911 collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Colt Decommissioned M45A1 CQBP USMC 1911 Rail Gun Tan .45 ACP Pistol, 2013
Colt Decommissioned M45A1 CQBP USMC 1911 Rail Gun Tan .45 ACP Pistol, 2013