**British Lend Lease US Model 1911A1 Pistol by Colt

.45 ACP, 5" barrel, S/N 1655344 (mfg. ca1944). Parkerized finish, checkered Coltwood grips. Left side of slide with two-line patent date information followed by the Rampant Colt logo and the two-line Colt address. Right side of frame with {Ordnance Wheel} behind the grip, UNITED STATES PROPERTY over serial number and M1911A1 U.S. ARMY on dust cover. GHD inspection behind trigger on left of frame, P inspection on top of slide, blued barrel marked P on left of lug and COLT 45 AUTO on lower left of chamber. Late war 7-rib arched mainspring housing, wide Colt hammer spur, checkered short trigger, checkered Type 2 slide stop, includes a single blued unmarked magazine. Additional British markings include British proofs on barrel hood, a NOT ENGLISH MAKE stamp on the lower right side of the dust cover and a two line RELEASED / BRITISH GOVT. 1952 stamped on the lower right edge of the slide, above the grip area.

Provenance:From the Collection of Charlie Hinton


Fine. Retains most of the greenish Parkerized finish with some high edge wear and thinning, with the heat treatment line about 2.5" from the muzzle still vaguely visible. Metal shows some lightly scattered surface oxidation and retains clear markings. Barrel with most of the blue with the loss from wear around the lugs and at the muzzle. Mechanically functional,  fine bore. Grips with some light wear.

Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000
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