In 97% original condition with 100% factory original parts including the barrel, we have a significant early production US Army issued Colt model 1911 Pistol. This pistol was shipped from Colt’s on December 6, 1912 to the Augusta Arsenal in Georgia. This is interesting as it is one of the very few of the new model 1911 pistols that was shipped to the post Reconstruction South, feelings even at this late date ran strong in the Army of the Civil War and few of these pistols were sent to the deep south.
This pistol is completely original to include the early keyhole mag and “H” front of the hood marked barrel. You will also notice the circled Colt pony on the rear of the slide, the rounded rear sight the short hammer and the early high polish finish that was used on these pistols at the time. The bore is excellent as well. This is a wonderful example of a very early US Army Colt 1911 with a lot of condition and complete originality and is a must have example for any serious Colt 1911 enthusiast.