*SOLD* 1931 Colt 1911A1 Commercial .45acp *EXTREMELY COLLECTIBLE PRE-WWII MODEL*

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  • 1931 Colt 1911A1 Commercial .45acp *EXTREMELY COLLECTIBLE PRE-WWII MODEL*
  • 1931 Colt 1911A1 Commercial .45acp *EXTREMELY COLLECTIBLE PRE-WWII MODEL*
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Item Description

Bryant Ridge Auction Company is pleased to present this incredible semi-automatic pistol today for a penny start auction, this is the Colt Government 1911A1 Commercial Model!

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Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Government 1911A1 Commercial
Serial: C160219
Date of Manufacture: 1931
Caliber: .45 ACP
Finish: Blue
Barrel Length: 5"
Optics/Sights: Fixed round blade front with Fixed square notch rear
Stock/Grips: Fully checkered walnut grips
Action: Semi-Auto
Markings: Standard

Bryant Ridge's Analysis:
The M1911 (Colt 1911 or Colt Government) is a single-action, recoil-operated, semi-automatic pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. The pistol's formal U.S. military designation as of 1940 was Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 for the original model adopted in March 1911, and Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911A1 for the improved M1911A1 model, which entered service in 1926. The designation changed to Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1 in the Vietnam War era.
Referred to as both the “Commercial Model”—or in Colt’s catalogs as the “Government Model”—the civilian version of the M1911 was introduced in 1912 with a run of 1,899 guns. By 1916 the yearly production of Commercial Models had jumped to 47,400, a clear indication of the pistol’s non-military popularity for home defense and recreational shooting. The Commercial Model also found favor with various law enforcement agencies, including the Texas Rangers and the U.S. Border Patrol.
Unlike the coarser bluing of the military M1911s (changed to Parkerizing during World War II), the civilian versions sported a highly polished, lustrous blue. Of course, when the M1911A1 introduced new features in 1924, those changes also migrated to the Commercial Model. In addition, until 1950—around Serial No. 240,000—civilian model serial numbers had a “C” prefix. In 1950, around Serial No. 240288, the “C” became a suffix until 1970 when it was dropped altogether, with the start of the “Series 70” 1911A1s.

The condition is what we believe to be Simply Astonishing, showing no evidence of regular consumer use or handling whatsoever.

Return Policy:
We gladly offer a 3 day unfired inspection policy from the time that the firearm is delivered to your FFL. Refunds are available for all qualifying orders. 

Shipping Details

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Return Policy

We gladly offer a 3 day unfired inspection policy from the time that the firearm is delivered to your FFL. Refunds are available for all qualifying orders. 


Additional Details

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