.45 ACP. 5" barrel length. SN: 292724. Single-action semi-automatic pistol with two-tone removable 7-shot magazine, military lanyard ring, short grip safety, exposed hammer, and fixed u-notch and half moon sights. Blued military metal finish with checkered double diamond walnut grips. Features checkering to long spur hammer, stepped thumb safety, slide lock, and magazine release. Markings include standard two-line manufacturer patent dates and Hartford address to left of slide, followed by a rampant Colt mark to rear. Left side of frame is marked with "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" roll mark and a Major John M. Gilbert (JMG in circle) proof. Right side of slide is marked with model name, and serial number is marked to right side of frame above trigger guard cutaway. There are also separated (HP) marks to top of barrel, and an (H) mark to rear of slide near hammer. This model features an inspection mark by Maj. John M. Gilbert (Army Ordnance Inspector from August 10th 1917 - March 29th 1918) and was manufactured sometime in 1918.
Very good. Bore is immaculate and rifling is sharp. Item retains most all of finish with only a few minor losses to muzzle. It also shows some pitting and surface oxidation scattered overall, but mostly to left side of slide.
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