SOLD FOR: $1615
Model: 100 Years Of Service Government Model, Lew Horton Exclusive
Serial Number: 2844502
Year of Manufacture: 2011 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Detachable Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The right of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / 2844502”, the left of the trigger guard is marked “L” and “VP” in triangle, the right of the trigger guard is marked “2” the top of the barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO-“. There is scroll engraving on the slide mixed with the other embellishments. The following markings are in gold. The left of the slide is marked “100 YEARS / -OF SERVICE-” in a gold bordered banner and behind the slide serrations with a rampant colt, the right is marked with Sam Colt’s signature inside a matching bordered banner and behind the slide serrations with the Colt factory’s dome, the top has a rampant colt in an oval.
Barrel Length: 5″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with a white dot fixed to the front of the slide and the rear sight is a square notch with two white dots dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth white synthetic with gold-colored Colt medallions and laser-etched Colt logos. 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: Blue & Gold
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit has barely perceptible play. The trigger is crisp. 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: This pistol comes in a blue plastic Colt box with serial-matching label, manual and a total of two 7-round magazines.
Our Assessment: This pistol was produced for Lew Horton in 2011 as a tribute to a century of one of John Browning’s most influential designs and one of Colt’s most popular products. This beautiful pistol has been engraved with gold embellishments to celebrate the Model of 1911, also known as the Government Model. With its deep blue and gold finish set off by its laser-etched white grips, this is a wonderful tribute to one of the best pistols ever made, and appears to have spent more time in its included original case than out. This will make a fine addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!