SOLD FOR: $2938
Model: Colt Rail Gun, 01972RG, Custom Shop 1 of 50 Hand Engraved Slide
Serial Number: 9RG01865
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 2020
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Single Action SA Semi-Automatic Detachable Magazine Fed Pistol
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot dovetailed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a Novak square notch with two white dots dovetailed and screw-set to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered double-diamond wood panels with Colt medallions. 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: Stainless Steel
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 handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are only a few scattered minor scuffs and 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 barely perceptible play to the frame but slides smoothly. The trigger is light and has just a little bit of creep. The pistol has a Series-80 style firing pin safety. We did not fire this handgun. 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 case with serial-matching label, cable lock, a single 9-round magazine, and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual.
Our Assessment: Colt is the original maker of the John Browning designed Model 1911 pistol, and continues to manufacture pistols based on the original today, more than 100 years later. The design has been updated a number of times throughout the year, and this example is one of the most modern there is. With skeletonized hammer and trigger, forward slide serrations, extended beavertail grip safety, under-cut trigger guard, and a 1913 Picatinny rail on the dust cover, this Colt Rail Gun represents the current evolution of the pistol which served the US Armed Forces through two World Wars.
This example is from Colt’s Custom Shop with the slide hand-engraved with foliate scroll on each side, one of 50 such guns from this limited edition. The pistol is in Excellent condition, appearing to have spent more time in its original box than out. This pistol would make for a great personal defense pistol, BBQ gun, or just an addition to a Colt collection representing the latest generation of the 1911. Please see our photos and good luck!
Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud