Colt World War II Reproduction M1911A1 O1911A1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol

SOLD FOR: $2713

LSB#: 230516BM151

Make: Colt

Model: World War II Reproduction M1911A1, O1911A1

Serial Number: WK01432

Year of Manufacture: 2001 (

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a round blade fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a “U”-notch dovetailed to the rear of the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered brown plastic with reinforcement rings around the grip screws and reinforcement ribs on the interior. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. 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 few scattered minor marks, most notable on the top-left of the slide in front of the ejection port. The action shows very faint operational wear. 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. This pistol was made without a firing pin block safety. 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 two-piece cardboard craft box inside a two-piece blue cardboard Colt box, itself inside of a white cardboard sleeve with serial-matching label. Included is an assortment of factory paperwork including manual and a total of two 7-round magazines.

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.

This is an interesting example made by Colt as a reproduction of the WWII M1911A1. There are a couple of minor deviations from the original, most notable being a Delta Elite-style cutout for the slide stop on the frame (not visible when assembled) and a smooth trigger face. This reproduction was limited, originally intended to run 4,000 pieces with the model discontinued before this number had been reached. The pistol comes in its original packaging including a reproduction craft box and will make a wonderful addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Colt World War II Reproduction M1911A1 O1911A1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol
Colt World War II Reproduction M1911A1 O1911A1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol