This is what everyone thinks of when they think of a WW2 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 is a really neat find from out of Ohio, it was vet brought back and is still with the dog tags, named London made private purchase holster and a St. Judes medal that has been worn out from too much prayer use! We could not find out to much information about the vet but were told that he flew bombers out of England during the war, we assume he was aircrew, maybe a gunner…..
This pistol was shipped from Colt to Springfield Armory very early in April, 1942. The pistol is in 97+% very sharp condition and the bore is MINT. The pistol is 100% correct and factory original, the barrel is the correct “G” marked barrel and the slide is numbered to match the frame, the grips are the correct hollowback variant. Everything on this pistol is original exactly as it left the factory. This is a 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,almost all of them were shipped straight into the fight and may were lost in combat. Almost all that returned were re-worked and overhauled. This example really will speak to you as it certainly has seen some action but it is still in top shape, a great example of the iconic American 20th century warhorse.