In 97-98% mint crisp factory original condition, we have a Scarce and Extremely Desirable Early 1941 Production Robert Sears (RS) Inspected Colt Model 1911a1 U.S. Army Service Pistol. This pistol was shipped to Springfield Armory from Colts on April 30, 1941, just barely six months before the attack on Pearly Harbor. Only about 1/3rd of 1941 production was brush blue finished; they were the last of the blued 1911a1 military pistols, as the finish was changed to the more durable but ugly parkerization going forward. This pistol is in fact one of the last blued pistols before the finish was changed.
This pistol is totally factory correct original, the Colt Brushed blued government finish is un-mistakable and impossible to duplicate. On this pistol it really pops! The slide is matching numbered to the frame and it has the correct small “G” marked barrel, with an mint bore. The grips which are the early hollow back Coltrock are in great shape. An absolutely pristine textbook example!
As you are aware, this is not an easy gun to locate, especially in this condition. The Prewar Blued Colt Service Pistols made from 1937-1941 are at the absolute Apex of 20th Century Military firearm collecting, This is an extremely attractive textbook example and you could not have a better investment or example of Colt’s industrial artistry just prior to the outbreak of war.