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Colt Model 1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP - Serial Number 702052

Jim Horton Collection

Colt Model 1911A1 Transition Model - Serial number 702052 was shipped February 13, 1924 as part of a 1000 gun shipment to the Commanding Officer at Springfield Armory.  The barrel has been replaced with a later type (stamped 45 AUTO 7791193) and the Colt Assembler's mark is 60. The slide stop has four horizontal ridges on it instead of being knurled. The grips are earlier than the gun - left grip appears to be from a 1911 Springfield and the right grip from a 1911 Remington UMC.  This pistol was formerly owned by a Marine.

The owner suspects that this pistol was used for match competition because the frame has a couple of tiny depressions into which tiny ball bearings have been inserted. As a result, the pistol does not "shake" and it is very accurate.

WTG inspection mark, fully checkered walnut grips.  10,000 pistols were made in 1924.

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