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**Canadian Military Marked Lend-Lease US Model 1911A1 by Colt

.45 ACP, 5" barrel, S/N 933064 (mfg. ca1943). 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. HD 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. Checkered arched mainspring housing, wide Colt hammer spur, checkered short trigger, checkered slide stop, blued safety. Additional British and Canadian markings include British proofs on barrel hood and lower right side of frame, {C-Broad Arrow} at the rear of the left side of the slide and the same mark again below the magazine release, along with a P. Includes a single blued L marked magazine with the number 834524 I electro-penciled on the spine.

Provenance:From the Collection of Charlie Hinton

Condition:

Fine. Retains most of the greenish Colt Parkerizing with a clearly obvious heat treatment line about 2.5" from the muzzle. Finish with some thinning and high edge wear and metal showing some scattered freckles of surface oxidation. Barrel with much of its blue, showing the expected wear around the hood, lugs and at the muzzle. Markings clear and crisp, mechanically functional, fine bore is lightly frosted. Grips with light handling marks.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,900
05/25/2021

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