Beautifully preserved Colt 1911 appears to be 100% all original, matching with correct markings and stamps! Owned and carried by Chaplain F.M. Cutler of the 55th Artillery Mass Guard and then during WWI in the American Expeditionary Forces, France 1918. Gov Issued by Springfield Armory in the traditional 5″ barrel appropriately marked “P” and “H” on the top side. “D” on link pin post. Slide has appropriate 2 line patent and address, extremely sharp rampant pony logo. “H” below hammer and “2” behind firing pin retainer as well as other stampings. Frame in addition to typical US Property mark and serial, it is stamped with “CHAP. F. M. CUTLER” / “1 MASS.” looks to have been done post issuance, possibly at Springfield Armory. Hammer, Safety, Slide release and grip safety are correct and matching. Below slide marked “H” “V” “G” “7”. Inspector marked cartouche “GHS” for Col. Gilbert H. Stewart… one of the last inspector marks on US firearms prior to the “flaming bomb” used post 1918. Double diamond checkered grips. Includes letter from the family, Colt archive letter, Book written by Chaplain Cutler, Orig type holster, box of period correct ammo, and a total of 3 matching two tone colt magazines with pouches. Condition: Excellent! Easily rates 95%. Original bluing intact with slight holster ware and ever slightest amount of oxidation on slide where contacted holster. Walnut grips are excellent with one slight nick/impression mark. Bore and chamber are excellent with sharp rifling. The barrel bluing hardly a has any wear. Action and functions like new. CLASS: FFL / C&R ELIGIBLE, SEPARATE SHIPPING FOR AMMO.
1914 Colt 1911 WWI w/ Provenance
Sold For: $3630.00