In 98% mint crisp condition, we have an exceptional example of a September, 1944 production Colt 1911a1 US Army Service Pistol. This pistol is in nearly new condition and it is in 100% factory original with a mint bore, hardly every had any more use than being played with. This is a pristine example of Colt made 1911a1 at the height of wartime production. It has mixture of early and later features such as the early hammer and the grooved mainspring housing. It also comes with the original C-R marked Colt-Ridsdon marked magazine. In 1944 Colt produced more 1911a1 pistols than any other year, totaling over 162,000. Still with that being said to find one that survived the war in this little more than slightly handled condition is a real find.