In 97% very sharp 100% correct factory original condition, we have an early May, 1942 production “WB” cartouched Colt model 1911A1 US Army Service Pistol. This is what everyone thinks of when they think of a WWII Colt 1911a1 pistol, indeed when Colt made their WW2 reproduction a few years back they copied it after an early 1942 production Waldemar Broberg inspected pistol. This pistol was shipped from Colt’s to Springfield Armory on May 5, 1942.
The pistol is 100% correct and factory original, the barrel is the correct “G” marked barrel with a mint bore and the slide is numbered to match the frame. It also has the early hollow back grips. This pistol saw some carry during the war but was very well maintained. Everything on this pistol is original exactly as it left the factory. This pistol is an exceptional text book example of an Early wartime production Colt 1911a1. It is as you may well imagine, very tough to get an early war production gun in this exceptional condition, they were sent straight into the fight, may were lost and almost all that returned were re-worked and overhauled unlike this pristine example. This is the specialty of the firm, our bread and butter gun, we sell more of these than anyone else in the country bar none.