In 98% mint sharp condition, we have a premier example and very elusive Union Switch & Signal made US WW2 1911A1 Pistol. Realistically, this is the most sought after 1911 Pistol by collectors and is the one rare 1911 that is obtainable by any serious collector. Because of the du-lite finish, they have a very distinctive bluish look. These pistols were made in Swissvale, PA which is a suburb of Pittsburgh and they made the smallest number of pistols of the main 4 WW2 contractors at only around 55,000. This is minuscule compared to the other contractors, even Ithaca made 400,000. Finding one this mint and all original is a pretty big deal!
We consider this example to be a very prime choice because the blue finish is rich and deep and the roll marking of the US&S logo is very deep and sharp; it has everything collectors would want in a nice prime example!
This pistol is a top example of a late early production pistol and was produced in of June, 1943. This is the “Lazy P” proof variation, they are refereed to this way because the P proof on top of the slide lays sideways from the axis where they are normally stamped. This pistol is 100% factory original and is in mint condition with a mint bore as well. It of course has a High Standard barrel and an original WW2 blued magazine. You will also notice the very distinctive milling on the barrel bushing that you only see on US&S production. These pistols are almost impossible to find this nice and we are very happy to be able to offer it to our clients.