In 97% mint sharp condition, we have a very attractive example of Colts later Wartime Colt 1911a1 US Army Service Pistol. This example was shipped in March, 1945 and it is 100% factory original and correct. The finish is the smooth Parko-Lubrite which is much more appealing than the parkerizing also in use at Colts at that time. The gun is very tight and the bore is mint as well. The cosmetic finish on these later production Colts was a bit less refined than earlier production and appearance it a little more coarse.
The Colt 1911a1 is one of the most iconic handguns of both WWII and the past century. These guns are readily collected across a large segment and are immensely popular and a solid investment and a usable one that that. This is a fantastic example of what was in service as the war in the Pacific glowed red hot.