"COLT MODEL 1911 45 AUTO IN NEAR MINT CONDITION. SN 155230. Cal. 45 ACP. This GHS inspected first contract of 1917 Colt remains with near 99% plus of orig rust blue finish. A magnificent example of the second most desirable handgun on the planet (only to the Colt Single Action). PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Pistol shows little signs of ever being fired.ááSlide retains 99% of the orig blue with one very tiny, approximate 1/4" long, scratch at the muzzle and just a very tiny rub mark on the rear edge of the slide.áá"PH" marked bbl has what appears to be one or two small drag lines on the top from being cocked on a few occasions.ááSlide retains 99% orig finish with barely a hint of a takedown mark and no wear on the front strap at all.ááMainspring housing has just the slightest bit of wear on the bottom third.ááHammer has just a couple of high edge scuff marks on the side.ááGrips show as near new with one very tiny nick, approximately 1/8", on the bottom diamond of the right hand grip.ááCheckering is crisp and sharp.ááGrip safety shows no wear as does the safety, slide stop, and magazine release.ááMagazine shows some poor storage with a few clusters of pits on the right side and a very small dent in the center of the left but barely has a scratch on the follower.ááAction is as crisp as you can expect and bore is bright and shiny. 4-34143 BK102 (4,000-6,000)"
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