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Colt 1911

The Colt 1911, 1911A1, M1911A1 etc. whatever you refer to it as, we call it Back to Back World War Champ

World War Champion. This legendary semi-automatic pistol, designed by John Browning, proved its mettle in combat during World War I and World War II, becoming an iconic symbol of reliability and firepower. Join Safe Queens Auctions to buy a Colt 1911 for your collection.

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Colt Royal National Match Talo Edition 94 of 250 No Reserve

This Colt Royal National Match Talo Edition is number 94 of 250, a special edition national match pistol commissioned by TALO with the upgrades you would expect in a standard Gold Cup National Match plus a few more. Finished in Blue these feature the retro style slide roll marks and a polished slide. This pistol is fitted with an upgraded blade front sight, and an adjustable rear Colt branded Elliason style sight. Tastefully styled walnut grips are fitted to the frame with blue hex screws. It has a serrated match style wide trigger with reliefs, and a flat mainspring housing. The limited serial number range for these pistols are RBG001 – RBG250. ...
This Colt Royal National Match Talo Edition is number 94 of 250, a special edition national match pistol c...
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$723

Closed Auctions

1987 Colt 1911 Gold Cup National Match Gold Cup Elite 1 of 750 No Reserve

This 1987 Colt Gold Cup National Match is one of 750 units originally produced by Colt under the “Gold Cup Elite” title. A .45 ACP semi-automatic pistol, manufactured with upgrades found commonly found in target pistols which typically gave customer hand fitted internals and a few other upgrades straight from the factory, that would normally be made by a gunsmith. These configurations typically include; hand fitted internals, a wider trigger, and beveled magazine well and upgraded front and rear sights.  This blue finish of the slide of this Gold Cup Elite is deep throughout and shows sharp leading edges. The slide shows a clean smooth mat...
This 1987 Colt Gold Cup National Match is one of 750 units originally produced by Colt under the “Gold C...
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$747
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$5,250

Colt M1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP Transition Model No Reserve

This Colt M1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP Transition Model is a Semi-Automatic pistol chambered in .45 ACP. The Transition model started production in January 1924, and the final pistols in the contract were delivered in July 1924. This production run included Serial numbers 700,001 –710,000. Colt's contract was to improve the original production design of 1911, with the known differences in what is referred to after as the M1911A1. Those being shorter trigger, finger relief cutouts behind the trigger, longer grip safety, a shortened hammer spur, a wider front sight, a new arched main spring housing, and the grips were simplified to eliminate the “double d...
This Colt M1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP Transition Model is a Semi-Automatic pistol chambered in .45 ACP. The Tr...

Colt Gold Cup National Match MK IV Series 80 1911 No Reserve

This Colt Gold Cup National Match MK IV Series 80 is chambered in .45 ACP and is finished in blue. Offered with two magazines, additional recoil spring, Colt branded barrel bushing tool, hex key, and other factory related pamphlets in the serial number matched blue Colt hard clamshell case.  This Gold Cup was manufactured in 2013, and although a more modern production this pistol shows little indication of use. Boasting sharp strong edges, and no noticeable detractions. A deep blue finish can be seen throughout the slide and frame, while the top and surrounding matte finish show a smooth satin, without any noticeable marks.  The marki...
This Colt Gold Cup National Match MK IV Series 80 is chambered in .45 ACP and is finished in blue. Offered...
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$650
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$725

Series 80 Colt Combat Elite 1911 Two-Tone .45 ACP No Reserve

This Series 80 Colt Combat Elite is an excellent example of the 1980’s, offered in a two-tone finish. Stainless steel frame and blue slide. Manufactured in 1989, this Combat 1911 is a single action, semi-automatic, chambered in .45 ACP. It Includes the serial number matched maroon box, Styrofoam insert, factory pamphlet and a Colt factory archive letter. The blue finish on the slide shows strong throughout and the leading edges are sharp. The frame shows in a similar fashion to the slide, no notable marks. The trigger shows minimal silvering common with light use.  The markings are as follows; The center left side of the slide shows...
This Series 80 Colt Combat Elite is an excellent example of the 1980’s, offered in a two-tone finish. St...

Colt Service Model Ace 22LR WB Inspected

This Colt Service Model Ace is finished in blue and features the Williams Floating Chamber and adjustable Stevens rear sight. A Semi-automatic pistol chambered in .22 LR, designed slightly different from the standard ACE. The floating chamber aided the recoil response that mimicked the action of the .45 ACP pistols. This military proof marked Colt Ace wears a “WB” acceptance mark. Later production pistols would then switch to a parkerized finish.  The finish throughout is deep blue and retains a bright shine with minimal superficial marks. Two areas of thinning can be noted above the serrations on the top of the slide, and near the muzzle o...
This Colt Service Model Ace is finished in blue and features the Williams Floating Chamber and adjustable ...
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$3,179
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$4,000

1943 Colt M1911A1 Canadian Lend Lease

This 1943 Colt M1911A1 Canadian Lend-Lease is chambered in .45 ACP and is an excellent example of those pistols shipped as part of the Lend-Lease Act, it has the Canadian C-broad arrow proof and the London Proof House mark. The Lend-Lease allowed the British Empire to receive munitions and Arms from the US Government, however Canada and other countries benefited from the Lend-Lease Act as well. This M1911A1 is parkerized, wears checkered plastic grips and shows light marks through the face of the slide. The finish shows strong throughout with little silvering on some of the leading and high edges. The front sight is a ramped serrated blade. The...
This 1943 Colt M1911A1 Canadian Lend–Lease is chambered in .45 ACP and is an excellent example of th...

1913 Colt Government Model W/ Colt Factory Letter

This 1913 Colt Government Model 1911 with the Colt Factory Archive letter is finished a “mirror like” high polish blue and fire blue small parts. Manufactured in 1913 the second year of production for the government model, a limited number of the early high polish pistols were produced due to the finish easily showing scratches. The military pistols were ordered to a darker finish in 1913, making them more serviceable and reducing reflection and glare.   This Commercial Government Model is an early 1913 production, as mentioned above its finished in high polish blue, that is lustrous and mirror-like. It shows its age well, show wear that is...
This 1913 Colt Government Model 1911 with the Colt Factory Archive letter is finished a “mirror like” ...
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$12,000
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$250

Colt M1911 .45 ACP Barrels No Reserve

This lot of Colt M1911 .45 ACP barrels includes a total of 3, all of which are in similar condition with some silvering common with cycling on the outer surface. All 3 are blue in finish and all show strong lands and grooves. The first shows “S” and “P” on the lug, it has a barrel link and pin included and installed. The second is marked “COLT 45 AUTO” and “7” in front of the lug, it does not have a barrel link or pin. The third has an “S” in front of the lug....
This lot of Colt M1911 .45 ACP barrels includes a total of 3, all of which are in similar condition with s...

Colt 1911 Magazines WWI WWII .45 ACP .22LR No Reserve

This lot of Colt M1911 magazines includes a total of four, three in .45 ACP magazines and one .22LR magazine. All finished in blue, 2 two tone and 2 full blue. From left to right a Type IV Two tone that wears a “R” on the top of the magazine base plate toe. 2nd from the left all blue wears a “R” on the top of the base plate toe, and C-R on the bottom of the base plate. 3rd from the left is a two tone with a lanyard loop, the magazine wall drops down over the base plate and are pinned. The 4th from the left and last magazine is .22LR in all blue and has the markings “COLT CAL. 22L.R.” on the bottom of the magazine baseplate....
This lot of Colt M1911 magazines includes a total of four, three in .45 ACP magazines and one .22LR magazi...
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$225
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$1,800

1945 Ithaca M1911A1 FJA Inspected .45 ACP

This World War II Ithaca M1911A1 U.S. Army Issue, dates as 1945 production and is one of the last of 41,305 units manufactured by Ithaca Gun Co. Of New York. Ithaca along with Union Switch & Signal, Remington Rand and Colt, all carried the banner of M1911A1 production through World War II. It's chambered in .45 ACP, parkerized and wears plastic checkered grips. This Ithaca M1911A1 is Frank J Atwood inspected and is stamped with his “FJA” Inspection mark. This Ithaca 1911A1 being military issue, shows off a smooth war-worn parkerized finish, traces of minor high edge wear and a light patina on the frame. The trigger is stamped, hammer and...
This World War II Ithaca M1911A1 U.S. Army Issue, dates as 1945 production and is one of the last of 41,30...

WWI Colt M1911 U.S. ARMY .45 ACP

This WWI Colt M1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP was produced in 1914. Approximately 30,000 Colt M1911 pistols were shipped in 1914 in preparation for World War 1. The pistols produced during this time were part of multiple direct shipments to State Militias and National Guard Units.  This WWI Colt M1911 Is listed in Charles Clawson's Book “Colt 45 Service Pistols” on page 381 as being shipped to the Adjutant General, State of Rhode Island, Providence Rhode Island on April 16th, 1914, in a shipment of 300 guns. This WWI U.S. ARMY M1911 is expectational display, shows common wear patterns associated with cycling, and carrying. Most of the wear is not...
This WWI Colt M1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP was produced in 1914. Approximately 30,000 Colt M1911 pistols were s...
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$2,701
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$1,100

Remington Rand M1911A1 Ogden Arsenal Rebuild .45ACP No Reserve

This Remington Rand M1911A1 Ogden Arsenal Rebuild, dates as 1945 manufactured Semi-Automatic Pistol. Arsenal Rebuild pistols were taken in, inspected and rebuilt with replacement parts needed to bring them up to operational standards. The Ogden Arsenal was built in 1921 and began storing munitions from World War I that same year. This Remington Rand rebuilds most notable feature is that it wears an Ithaca Gun Company slide. This M1911A1 Ogden Arsenal pistol issue shows its variety of parts and the standard majority of the M1911A1 feature upgrades. The finish is smooth parkerized, shows a healthy war brown patina in color and it wears plastic c...
This Remington Rand M1911A1 Ogden Arsenal Rebuild, dates as 1945 manufactured Semi-Automatic Pistol. Arse...

Colt Government Model 1969 .45 ACP w/ Box

This 1969 Colt Government Model is an excellent example of a Pre-70 series and would be an excellent addition for any collection. Offered with the Colt wood grain cardboard box and Colts Automatic pistol factory instruction sheet. Colt would update the barrel bushing for the 70 series, which would change the barrel bushing to collet style.   This Colt Government Model is finished in blue and shows deep mirror like finish throughout the slide and frame. The top of slide shows a matte finish, referred to by Colt as “glare proof” treatment. This can be seen throughout the perimeter. The front sight ramped with rear serrations, and a dovetail...
This 1969 Colt Government Model is an excellent example of a Pre-70 series and would be an excellent addit...
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$1,899
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$4,000

Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army 1941 .45ACP No Reserve

This Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army is an excellent Pre-War example of a those issued to the U.S. military in 1941. Colts' serial lookup positions this pistol as an early W.B. marked M1911A1. The inspector stamp of W.B. is for Colonel Waldemar S. Broberg.  He was the Army Inspector of Ordnance from July 1st, 1941 to June 16th, 1942 in the Hartford / Springfield Ordnance District. This Colt M1911A1 considering the age, and perceived life of events, would be a terrific addition to any collection, only showing finish silvering and consistent with normal wear patterns. This M1911A1 is finished in the U.S. Military's Parkerized Finish and wears the standard p...
This Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army is an excellent Pre-War example of a those issued to the U.S. military in 1941...

Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army 1943 .45ACP No Reserve

This 1943 Colt M1911A1 would be an excellent addition for collectors looking for a WWII era staple. This 1911-A1 wears the G.H.D. Inspection stamp which is the mark of Brigadier General Guy H. Drewry. Brigadier General Guy H. Drewry was the Army Inspector of Ordnance at the Springfield Ordnance District during WWII from June 17th, 1942, to July 15th, 1945. He is also known for major advancements and efficiencies with the war efforts of small arms production and development.   This 1911A1 wears a parkerized finish that shows a mostly consistent finish throughout, noting some pitting and high edge silvering throughout. The silvering noted is in...
This 1943 Colt M1911A1 would be an excellent addition for collectors looking for a WWII era staple. This ...
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$1,410
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Colt Government Model 1911A1 W/ .22lr Conversion Kit

This 1948 Colt Government Model pistol is offered with a .22Lr conversion kit. A high-condition example of the included items if it was purchased as a set in 1948. This Colt Government Model is a semi-automatic pistol, chambered in .45 ACP, assembled and finished in both pre-war and post-war era parts: plastic grips, thumb safety, grip safety, both sights, and hammer. The commercial version of the Colt 1911A1 would see a few more stylistic changes in the coming years due to Colt running out of wartime parts. This pistol is a fine example of the saying that “Colt never threw anything away”.  This pistol’s high condition and minimal wear suggests ...
This 1948 Colt Government Model pistol is offered with a .22Lr conversion kit. A high-condition example of...

Colt M1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP Transition Model No Reserve

This 1924 Colt M1911 is offered as a pistol only and is an excellent example of the transition model. Complete with the era-correct barrel. This M1911, a semi-automatic pistol, was part of a contract awarded to Colt to produce 10,000 pistols. It is reported that the serial range is 700,001 – 710,000. This is confirmed by the WTG “Walter T Gordon” inspection mark. It is known the first 2,000 transition models saw a single circled WTG, this one showing the double circle. This transition model saw improvements of the 1911A1, before the A1 was an actual designation. Those improvements being a shorter trigger, finger relief cutouts behind the trigger,...
This 1924 Colt M1911 is offered as a pistol only and is an excellent example of the transition model. Comp...
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$4,000

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