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1937 Colt ACE 22LR w/ Box and Colt Archive Letter

Bid To:  $4,000  |  Withdrawn On: 2/06/2024
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Details From The Safe

Seller: BC_Ryder

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Lot #: 26

Known Details

Caliber: .22LR

Finish: Blue

Grips: Walnut

Barrel Length: 4.75"

Round Capacity: 10

Class: Curio & Relic

Serial No: 8100

Colt Factory Archive Letter

Serial Numbered Box and Test Target

Sellers FFL Type: Type 03 FFL

Shipping: UPS Next Day Air : $55.00

Payment Methods: Personal Check, Cashiers Check, Business Check

This 1937 Colt Ace is chambered in .22lr is offered with the serial numbered matched box, bore brush, serial number matched test target, Colt Factory pamphlets, and Colt Factory Archive letter. The Ace made its market debut in 1931, originally ordered by chief of Ordnance in 1913, Springfield armory was to develop a .22 caliber pistol dedicated to training, for confidence and better marksmanship among troops. Many .22 caliber gallery pistols were developed, along with attempts at converting M1911 service models before the final design by Colt was achieved.  

Colt Ace Semi-automatic pistol

This Colt Ace finished in blue, wears checkered walnut grips, and its high edges are sharp throughout. The finish is brilliant and only shows extremely minor handling marks at close examination. The front sight is a serrated ramped blade, and the rear sight adjustable flat top and square notch. The hammer spur, rear thumb safety, magazine catch, trigger, mainspring housing and slide stop all show sharp checkering. 

Colt Pistol serial number 8100

The slide markings on the left side of the pistol are Colt’s two-line address and patent dates. On the top line “COLT’S PT F.A. MFG CO HARTFORD, CT U.S.A.” and below “PAT’D APR. 20, 1897, SEPT. 9, 1902, DEC. 19, 1905, FEB 14, 1911. AUG 19, 1913.” The Rampant Colt can be seen behind the slide serrations on the left side. A triangular in cased “VP” below a “p” on the left trigger bow. The right side of the slide reads “COLT ACE .22 LONG RIFLE”, “ACE” encased in a diamond. On the left side of the frame the serial number “8100” is stamped behind the slide stop button. 

Ace .22lr Slide roll marks

This ACE has sharp leading edges, on both the slide and the muzzle. The front sight shows straight edges with no silvering. The bore is bright and shows sharp rifling. The single included ACE magazine is two tones, the top half un-finished “in the white.”

Magazine catch release

Included with the sale of this 1937 Colt Ace is the purple box, serial number in pencil on the bottom side matched to the gun. The box edges and corners are intact, showing the edge wear primarily at the corners. The label reads “COLT AUTOMATIC PISTOL” “ACE” in diamond “.22 long rifle”. The factory target, and additional factory papers are in excellent condition.  

Test Target, Colt Pistol and colt box

The Colt Factory Archive letter included states this Ace shipped to Morely Murphy Company, of Green Bay Wisconsin on August 28, 1937, in a single gun shipment. 

Highest Bid
$4,000
Auction Result
Listing Withdrawn
Ended On
February 6th, 2024
Bids
7
428 Views | 17 Watchers

Comments & Questions

user

Safe Queens

02/06/2024 7:03:00 PM UTC

Auction Closed by Safe Queens

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SafeQueens

02/06/2024 7:02:04 PM UTC

This listing has been withdrawn by Safe Queens because something during this auction was not fair for the buyer and/or Seller. It may be re-listed as a future auction if this detail can be corrected. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks to the astute eye of the Safe Queens community members for bringing this detail to our attention.

-SQ

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BMFF

01/29/2024 12:21:35 PM UTC

$4,000 Bid

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lumberjack2

01/16/2024 6:58:40 PM UTC

$3,200 Bid

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aeg

01/15/2024 4:35:35 PM UTC

$3,100 Bid

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lumberjack2

01/15/2024 2:41:12 PM UTC

$3,000 Bid

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thecoltguy

01/15/2024 1:30:42 PM UTC

$2,500 Bid

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hideaway

01/15/2024 12:23:50 PM UTC

$1,000 Bid

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nanzca

01/15/2024 2:09:03 AM UTC

$500 Bid

Details From The Safe

Seller: BC_Ryder

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Lot #: 26

Known Details

Caliber: .22LR

Finish: Blue

Grips: Walnut

Barrel Length: 4.75"

Round Capacity: 10

Class: Curio & Relic

Serial No: 8100

Colt Factory Archive Letter

Serial Numbered Box and Test Target

Sellers FFL Type: Type 03 FFL

Shipping: UPS Next Day Air : $55.00

Payment Methods: Personal Check, Cashiers Check, Business Check

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