Sold For: $1,326.00
Model: Double Eagle First Edition
Year of Manufacture: 1990 (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single & Double-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT”, features a depiction of two eagles heads, “DOUBLE EAGLE” and “-First Edition-”. The top of the barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO-”. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT DOUBLE ACTION / -.45 ACP.-”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. FA., MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. / DA00936”. The grip panels are both decorated with the Colt logo. The right of the trigger guard is marked “0” and “6”, the left “M” and “VP” in triangle.
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 right panel has a few light marks in the smooth portion at the top and some of the checkers have compressed points. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is well defined. Overall, the grip panels are in Fine-plus 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 98% of its metal finish. The action shows light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, the pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single-action trigger is crisp and the double-action is smooth. The slide has minor play to the frame. 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 in a Colt Double Eagle First Edition combination lock hard-sided case with a shipping carton with serial-matching label, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual and a total of two 7-round magazines.
Our Assessment: This Colt Double Eagle is a First Edition, one of the earliest of its kind. It is a single and double-action semi-automatic pistol chambered for .45 ACP. The Colt Double Eagle line was a series of Colt pistols, essentially double action versions of Model 1911s, manufactured from approximately 1990-1996. The Double Eagles operate with the same Browning designed pivoting barrel which was used by the Government Model, but have a double action trigger which is quite similar to the conversions performed by Seecamp, a decocking lever reminiscent of Sig Sauer’s, and squared off combat trigger guard. This 1st Edition has little in the way of wear appearing to have spent more time in its included case than out. This is a great opportunity for the Colt collectors who haven’t added a Double Eagle to their stable and especially for those who missed out on the First Editions in 1990. Please see our photos and good luck!