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1945 Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP

Sold For:  $2,200  |  Ended On: 7/07/2024
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Details From The Safe

Seller: BC_Ryder

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Lot #: 41

Known Details

Caliber: .45 ACP

Finish: Parko-Lubrite

Grips: Plastic

Barrel Length: 5"

Round Capacity: 7

Class: Curio & Relic

Serial No: 2286548

GHD Inspected

Sellers FFL Type: Type 03 FFL

Shipping: UPS Next Day Air : $55.00

Payment Methods: Personal Check, Cashiers Check, Business Check

This 1945 Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army is a fine example of a Parko-Lubrite phosphate finished military pistol. It’s fitted with the standard 5” in barrel, chambered in .45 ACP and capable of carrying 7-rounds in the single included magazine.  This pistol wears the acceptance mark “G.H.D” of Brigadier General Guy H. Drewry.

1945 Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP

This Parko-Lubrite phosphate finish on this pistol is smooth throughout the slide and frame with minimal areas of pitting or thinning. There is silvering on the leading and high edges. Most of the edges still retain their sharpness.

1945 Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP

The markings on this pistol are all easily identified and read. The left side of the slide is marked with Colt’s patent and address split by the rampant colt, “PATENTED APR. 20, 1897 – SEPT. 9, 1902 DEC. 19, 1905 – FEB.14, 1911 – AUG.19,1913” & “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO.” HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.” The frames left side shows the acceptance mark “G.H.D.” & “P” splitting the magazine catch. A triangle VP cartouche is on the left side trigger bow.

1945 Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP

The right side of this M1911A1 shows a blank slide face. The right side of the frame is marked with Cross canons behind the grip panel. Above the trigger “UNITED STATES PROPERTY “M1911A1 U.S. ARMY” and the serial number below the USP “No 2286548”.

1945 Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP

The barrel is blue in finish and shows a “7” in front of the lug and “P” on the right side of the lug. The barrel shows strong lands and grooves however, shows dark. The plastic grip panels are in good shape, with sharp checkering on both sides, the right panel shows no major marks and some areas of flattening noted on the left panel.  The magazine has an “R” stamped on the top toe and a “C-R” on the bottom”

1945 Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP

Internally the pistol displays clean and shows no noticeable proof or acceptance marks.

1945 Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP

Overall, this is a fine example of a late World War II U.S. ARMY issued M1911A1. That shows its age and service excellently and would be a wonderful addition to any small arms collection.

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Winning Bid
$2,200 by Franwill
Ended On
July 7th, 2024
Bids
31
816 Views | 9 Watchers

Comments & Questions

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BC_Ryder

Seller  07/08/2024 1:01:25 AM UTC

Thanks to all that bid. @Franwill - Congratulations, will be in touch shortly.

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Safe Queens

07/08/2024 1:00:08 AM UTC

Sold on 07/07/2024 for $2,200 to Franwill

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Franwill

07/08/2024 12:50:12 AM UTC

$2,200 Bid

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Coltgunman

07/08/2024 12:47:32 AM UTC

$2,175 (via Bid-Guard)

Placed with Bid-Guard on 07/07/2024, 06:54:35 AM

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Franwill

07/08/2024 12:47:32 AM UTC

$2,175 Bid

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Coltgunman

07/07/2024 10:36:45 PM UTC

$2,150 (via Bid-Guard)

Placed with Bid-Guard on 07/07/2024, 06:54:35 AM

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Franwill

07/07/2024 10:36:45 PM UTC

$2,125 Bid

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Coltgunman

07/07/2024 3:57:40 PM UTC

$2,100 (via Bid-Guard)

Placed with Bid-Guard on 07/07/2024, 06:54:35 AM

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Franwill

07/07/2024 3:57:40 PM UTC

$2,100 Bid

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Coltgunman

07/07/2024 3:56:41 PM UTC

$2,075 (via Bid-Guard)

Placed with Bid-Guard on 07/07/2024, 06:54:35 AM

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Franwill

07/07/2024 3:56:41 PM UTC

$2,050 Bid

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Coltgunman

07/07/2024 12:54:35 PM UTC

$2,025 Bid

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Franwill

07/07/2024 12:54:35 PM UTC

$2,000 (via Bid-Guard)

Placed with Bid-Guard on 07/07/2024, 06:48:38 AM

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Franwill

07/07/2024 12:48:38 PM UTC

$1,975 Bid

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Coltgunman

07/07/2024 12:27:47 PM UTC

$1,950 (via Bid-Guard)

Placed with Bid-Guard on 07/06/2024, 11:50:03 AM

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vet-72

07/07/2024 12:27:47 PM UTC

$1,945 Bid

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Coltgunman

07/06/2024 5:50:06 PM UTC

$1,850 Bid

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CJ62

07/05/2024 10:52:20 PM UTC

$1,825 Bid

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lumberjack2

07/05/2024 10:51:22 PM UTC

$1,800 (via Bid-Guard)

Placed with Bid-Guard on 06/25/2024, 07:38:56 AM

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CJ62

07/05/2024 10:51:22 PM UTC

$1,800 Bid

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lumberjack2

07/05/2024 10:50:44 PM UTC

$1,725 (via Bid-Guard)

Placed with Bid-Guard on 06/25/2024, 07:38:56 AM

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CJ62

07/05/2024 10:50:44 PM UTC

$1,700 Bid

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lumberjack2

07/05/2024 10:50:16 PM UTC

$1,650 (via Bid-Guard)

Placed with Bid-Guard on 06/25/2024, 07:38:56 AM

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CJ62

07/05/2024 10:50:16 PM UTC

$1,625 Bid

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lumberjack2

07/05/2024 10:49:03 PM UTC

$1,600 (via Bid-Guard)

Placed with Bid-Guard on 06/25/2024, 07:38:56 AM

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CJ62

07/05/2024 10:49:03 PM UTC

$1,575 Bid

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mikmont56

07/02/2024 8:00:55 PM UTC

These Parko-Lubrite finished pistols display well, Beautiful example.

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lumberjack2

06/25/2024 1:38:56 PM UTC

$1,525 Bid

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CJ62

06/24/2024 2:18:23 PM UTC

$1,500 Bid RESERVE MET

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vet-72

06/22/2024 2:29:26 AM UTC

$1,435 Bid

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BC_Ryder

Seller  06/20/2024 6:20:05 PM UTC

Thanks to all that have bid so far.

Just got a video uploaded to SQ for this pistol. Make sure to turn the HD option on for the better resolution!

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CJ62

06/19/2024 4:46:48 PM UTC

$1,300 Bid

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CJ62

06/19/2024 4:45:46 PM UTC

$1,225 Bid

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lumberjack2

06/18/2024 1:41:37 PM UTC

$1,200 Bid

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vet-72

06/18/2024 12:15:02 PM UTC

$1 Bid

Details From The Safe

Seller: BC_Ryder

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Lot #: 41

Known Details

Caliber: .45 ACP

Finish: Parko-Lubrite

Grips: Plastic

Barrel Length: 5"

Round Capacity: 7

Class: Curio & Relic

Serial No: 2286548

GHD Inspected

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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