TALO Aztec Empire Limited Edition Colt Government Model 1911 .38 Super

SOLD FOR: $6725

LSB#: 230607HE018

Make: Colt

Model: Aztec Empire Government Model, TALO Distributor Exclusive

Serial Number: AZT140 (140 of 500)

Year of Manufacture: Ca. 2020

Caliber: .38 Super

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch dovetailed to the rear of the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece black pearlite with gold-colored rampant colt inlay and Aztec themed decorations at the top and bottom. 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 and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10 out of 10.

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 markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has minor play to the frame. The trigger is crisp. 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 blue plastic Colt box with serial-matching label, matching numbered CRKT Bev-Edge folding knife in box, a single 9-round magazine, TALO brochure, cable lock, and paperwork including manual.

Our Assessment: Produced as a limited edition to celebrate the Aztec empire, this is a gorgeous Colt Government model, one of only 500 of its kind made. In addition to the beautiful Aztec-themed engraving, gold trim, and the black pearlite grips, this pistol comes with an engraved CRKT Bev-Edge folding knife which is numbered to match the pistol as the 140th of the limited edition.

The pistol is in Excellent condition, appearing to have spent more time in the included box than out. This will make a wonderful addition to any collection, whether you’re interested in Colts, 1911s, or maybe if you’re an SDSU alumnus. Please see our photos and good luck!

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