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Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 9360 Price : SOLD
Item : WWII, LEND-LEASE COLT U.S. MODEL 1911A1 .45 AUTO PISTOL
Description :
This is an original, WWII, U.S. Model 1911A1 Pistol manufactured by Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Conn. in 1944 and shipped to the UK under lend-lease agreement. It is chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. Colt was the second largest producer of M1911A1 pistols during the war. Those pistols sent to England under lend-lease have British acceptance markings on the slide and frame and proof markings on the barrel. This pistol is in very fine to excellent condition with about 98% of its original factory parkerized finish remaining. There is a bit of holster wear at the muzzle area and on the sharpest edges of the slide. The heat treatment line is visible on the slide. There is a little finish wear on the tops of the grip screws. The bore and mechanics are excellent, as are the grips. The barrel is of Colt manufacture, marked "Colt .45 Auto". The grips are "Coltwood" plastic with strengthening ribs, mold numbers, and reinforcing rings around the screw holes. The mainspring housing is the later grooved type. Included is an original, WWII magazine in very fine condition. Some folks don't like the British proofs, but I find that these lend-lease guns are as pure and untouched an example as you are likely to find. Stock no. 24906

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