engraved colt 1911 .45 ACP

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  • engraved colt 1911 .45 ACP

    Before I start, this pistol isn't mine! It belongs to a fellow collector in the same town as myself and that means I can at least get to eye ball occasionally!
    It is a Colt 1911 commercial made in 1914. It has Canadian issue markings and this is backed up by a Colt research letter.
    The Pistol spent time in the first world war with a Canadian doctor and then went between England, South Africa and Australia.
    The engraving is of a pretty good quality and looks to be English.......but at this stage it is un-known who the engraver was. It is un-confirmed but we think it was done by Hollond and Hollond. (If any one can shed any light on this it would be appreciated!)

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    Oh dear, how sad....never mind.

  • #2
    Beautiful old piece! thanks for sharing Pilch. I hope someone can shed further light on it


    • #3

      Thanks for sharing


      • #4
        Very nice mate.
        Love your country, love your family, love your sport.


        • #5
          Very nice. Is that a peep sight on the rear?
          WTB: 38/40 barrel or donor rifle, snider/p53 lock and breech parts, 10-15 round blued 38 super 1911 mag, AIA/skk mag with star on the side. Pm me on forum.


          • Pilch303
            Pilch303 commented
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            Originally posted by alkapitano" post=24044
            Very nice. Is that a peep sight on the rear?
            Hello alkapitano!
            No, it isn't a peep sight. It is just an old school target sight.
            At some stage the pistol had a High Standard barrel fitted and also an arched main spring housing. We assume these changes along the sights were done when the pistol was engraved.

        • #6
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          Pilch303, out interest what is the 1911 worth ???


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          • #7
            Wow, very impressive colt!