SOLD FOR: $3825
Make: Colt, SK Customs & SK Arms VA
Model: The Lost State Of San Jacinto custom Government Model Classic, 76 of 200
Serial Number: GV028548
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 2022
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The right of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”, with the serial number and “GOVERNMENT MODEL”. The top of the barrel is marked “-COLT SUPER 38 AUTO N.M.-“. The left side of the slide is decorated with scroll engraving and marked on gold plating ”Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.” and “Colt” in gold plated letters. The top of the slides is elaborately engraved and has a Gold plated portrait with the words “General / Sam / Houston”. There is a gold seal with a Texas star and the words “THE STATE OF TEXAS” and a gold medal marked “The Lost Battle Of Jacinto”. The right side of the slide is engraved with scrollwork and is marked in gold plating “Remember The Alamo! Remember Goliad!” and “076 of 200” behind the rear slide serrations.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth mesquite burl with a gold rampant colt and gold grip screws 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. Additionally included is a set of checkered rosewood grips with a diamond design around the screw holes. These grips are in excellent condition as well.
Type of Finish: Stainless & Gold, with Gold Controls
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a couple of extremely fine draglines on the left side of the dust cover. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol has a tight slide and a crisp trigger. 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:
-Blue plastic Colt box with serial-matching label.
-Factory paperwork including manual.
-SK Customs and brochure
-A “State Of Jacinto/ Sam Houston” challenge coin
-One 7-round Colt magazine
-A pair of checkered rosewood grips
Our Assessment: From SK Custom’s website: Remember the Alamo! And while you’re at it, remember General Sam Houston and the battle of San Jacinto. This battle not only avenged the massacre at the Alamo but forced Santa Anna to sign the treaty of Velasco. As a result, Texas gained its independence. Not to mention the acquisition of New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, California, Utah, and parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. For this reason, SK Arms celebrates Sam Houston with its Lost States of America Engravers Series, Lost State of Jacinto 1911. This iconic collector’s pistol transforms a Colt 1911 into a masterful piece of storytelling. The polished steel frame of the 1911 features beautiful Mesquite Burl grips, manufactured and sourced in Texas. Each grip has a 24k gold plated horse set into the wood, presumably depicting General Houston’s horse. Likewise, 24k gold plated slide stop, magazine release, hammer, manual safety lever, pins, and screws accentuate the theme. The limited production of only 200 of these pistols makes for a wonderful addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!
As Always, Keep Your Powder Dry and Bid High!