SOLD FOR: $1525
Make: Wilson Combat Customized Colt
Model: Series ’80 Government Model
Serial Number: FG30991
Year of Manufacture: The pistol was made in 1984, we do not know when it was customized.
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Single Action Pistol Fed by Detachable Magazine. Please note, no magazine is included.
Markings: The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / FG30991 / WILSON COMBAT”. The top of the chamber is marked “BAR STO 45 ACP”. The right side of the slide is marked “GOVERNMENT MODEL” and the left side is marked “COLT MK IV / SERIES 80” followed by a Rampant Colt logo. The trigger guard has inspection marks and there is also a “VP” proof on the left side.
Barrel Length: 5 3/8”, 6″ to Swaged Single Port Compensator
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade that is dovetailed into the compensator parallel to the bore and is also secured with a screw. The rear sight is a serrated square notch BoMar target sight dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood panels and a thumb cut on the left panel. There are light handling marks, there are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Overall the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Hard Chrome with Blued Slide
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 90% of its finish. The series ’80 firing pin safety has been removed. There is finish loss on some of the edges. There is some thinning on the left side of the slide from the Pachmayr thumb saver. There are some scattered light marks. The rear sight has been removed from the slide. There are some scattered little scuffs on the frame that have caused smooth spots, there is a takedown mark on the left side of the frame. The extended magazine well has discoloration and some light oxidation. There are some spots of oxidation on the grip safety. The left side of the magazine release is missing its screw. There is a bit of light operational wear. The markings are clear. The grip screws are lightly worn. Overall this pistol is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The series ’80 firing pin safety has been removed. The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, it may need a thorough cleaning to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: Please note, no magazine is included.
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. Due to its popularity and long life, the 1911 has also been a popular choice for custom pistols, with a wide variety of sights, barrels, parts, and popular modifications. Wilson Combat has long been known as one of the best manufacturers of custom and semi-custom 1911s in the world. This pistol is an excellent example of why they have earned this reputation. Wilson has combined performance upgrades including trigger guard checkering, front and back strap checkering, flat mainspring housing, extended beavertail grip safety, full-length guide-rod, extended magazine well, BoMar rear sight, compensator, Pachmayr thumb safety, Swenson ambidextrous safeties, and skeletonized trigger with their legendary craftsmanship quality all built on a Colt 1911. It looks to have seen standard use will be a great shooter for decades to come. For those who want the best of the best, you need to drop a bid, we don’t see them often. Please see our photos and good luck! Please see our photos and good luck!