This is the ONE RARE Colt 1911a1 that in nearly 35 years in the business we have only laid eyes once before….
In 96% very sharp condition we have an end of WWII production 1945 Colt 1911a1 Pistol with the very rare JSB cartouche of John S. Begley. While there are a some Colt Service Model Ace Pistols with the JSB cartouche, a Straight up 1911a1 so cartouched are just incredibly rare as just a handful of these STRAIGHT UP 1911A1’s with the JSB cartouche are know to exist, LESS THAN 25 BY THE KNOWN ESTABLISHED COUNT! FAR RARER THAN EVEN A SINGER! WE BELEIVE THAT THIS IS EXAMPLE IS THE EARLIEST SERIAL NUMBER KNOWN TO EXIST BASED UPON OUR RESEARCH!!!
This example is 100% factory correct and original and has not been reworked, the 1945 JSB Colt 1911a1 is the one Colt we have been asked to find many times that we could never locate.
This extremely rare Colt came out of a very advanced collection and will be headed into another very advanced collection. We have handled many more Singers that we have ever seen of this very rare and elusive end of production variant; truly the Unicorn of Colt 1911a1 US Army Service Pistols. Certainly, one of those rare chances to own a super exclusive Colt that only come up every five to ten years.