Colt Model 1911 Engraved Presentation Grade 45 ACP Semi Auto Pistol – Box & More – MINT CONDITION
SOLD FOR: $4,625
Model: M1911 Presentation Grade
Serial Number: P338G
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .45 A.C.P.
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “PATENTED APR.20.1897.SEPT.9.1902 / DEC.19.1905.FEB.14.1911.AUG.19.1913” and “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” and “P338G”. The right side of the slide is marked “Colt’s Combat Commander”. The right side of the frame is marked “and 70BS38591”. The barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO-“.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a “U” notched flat topped rear sight dovetailed into the slide and a quarter round blade front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth faux ivory. There are no marks that we could see. The grips rate in about Excellent to AS-NEW overall condition.
Type of Finish: The sides of the slide and the entire frame have a deep “Royal Blue” finish with a matte black top on the slide. The sides of the slide and the frame are scroll engraved.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, and no indication that this pistol was ever fired.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99+% of its metal finish. There are no marks on the pistol that we could see. The screws are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in AS-NEW IN BOX condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a total of 2 blued magazines in a case with accessories. Both of the magazines have a high luster blued floorplate and neither shows any marks. The one not in the pistol is still wrapped in its factory browned waxed paper. Both magazines are in AS-NEW condition. The case comes in a white cardboard sleeve which has a factory label at one end which correctly describes the make, model and serial number of this pistol. The sleeve has an orange warning notice from Colt on the top surface. One edge of the sleeve has a compression mark that was heavy enough to cause a tear in the cardboard. The rest of the sleeve shows only light handling marks. The case has a blue faux leather finish marked on the top in gold lettering with COLT’S MFG. CO. LLC / HARTFORD, CT.”, and with the Rampant Colt logo. The lid shows a compression mark on one edge and a spot where scotch tape was applied and then removed on one end panel. The bottom of the case shows no marks. The bottom of the case is lined with foam with two compartments, one of a separate box which holds the pistol, and another area for accessories. The case is in overall Excellent condition. The box containing the pistol is marked on the lid with the make and model of the pistol, and with the serial number written in ink. The inside of the box shows slight wear from the hammer of the pistol. The pistol still has two factory tags attached to the trigger guard and is wrapped in the original brown waxed paper. The accessories include a factory lock with 2 keys, an orange plastic slide chamber empty indicator, a reproduction of an Ordnance Department Manual and an Owner’s Manual, all of which are in AS-NEW condition.
Our Assessment: This is a BEAUTIFUL looking colt manufactured reproduction of the original Colt M1911 Presentation Grade pistol. It is engraved on both sides of the slide and frame, and has a Colt “Royal Blue” finish. It is in MINT condition with no marks that we could find, and appears unfired. This is a very nice package that includes an extra magazine that also has a high luster floorplate to match the rest of the finish. If you are a Colt collector, you need to jump on this.