There is no question that the 1937-1941 Blued U.S. Government Military Contract Colt 1911A1 pistols are the most sought after martial pistols of the 20th Century; very few were made and most did not survive WW2, at least not intact. In 1940 Colt produced 4,696 of them and this pistol is the 4th one manufactured from the first 1940 shipment that was sent to Springfield Armory on April 18, 1940. The gun is in 96-97% original condition and is factory original and correct. The slide is matching numbered to the pistol and the barrel is the correct Colt small G military barrel. The grips are the rare early Coltrock grips. The condition of this pistol is very high and we have rarely ever seen nicer looking examples. These pistols bring outrageous prices at auctions and here is your chance to pick one up at a very sound price. I can think of no better place to park cash.