WWI US Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol, 1918 C&R

SOLD FOR: $2,525

LSB#: 240120JF002

Make: Colt

Model: 1911

Serial Number: 576182

Year of Manufacture: 1918 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base dovetailed to the rear of the slide. The sights are not original to the gun and the slide has been modified for the installed rear sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered laminate wood with smooth diamonds around the grip screws. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition as not original to the gun.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Refinished, some markings have been re-cut.

Bore Condition: The bore is gray and the rifling is well defined. There is light-moderate erosion scattered through the bore.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its current metal finish. The finish shows minor operational wear and light handling marks. There are some scattered minor nicks and spots of erosion under the finish. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings range from clear to worn and incomplete. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol has both a manual and grip safety and the trigger pull is crisp. The slide has barely perceptible play to the frame. 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 with a single 7-round Colt magazine.

Our Assessment: The 1911 and 1911-A1 pistols served the military of the United States from 1911 to 1985, through two World Wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars. They gained a reputation as a reliable handgun with plenty of stopping power, and are held in high regard by those who have used them. This is a U. S. Government marked Colt 1911 pistol made toward the end of WWI in 1918 and subsequently refinished. Along with the new finish, the pistol has been equipped with a new set of grips and adjustable sights. The pistol is in about Fine condition, retaining about 99% of its new blued finish. This should make a neat addition to a collection and should still make for a good shooter. Please see our photos and good luck!

WWI US Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol, 1918 C&R
WWI US Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol, 1918 C&R