This pistol was obtained directly from the Grandson of the vet, he was Sgt John Beck a BAR gunner with the 63rd Infantry, 254th infantry regiment and he fought on the Sigfried Line, and the Rhineland in Germany during the war.
In 97% mint sharp condition, we have a very attractive and very elusive Union Switch & Signal made US WW2 1911A1 Pistol. Realistically, this is the most sought after 1911 Pistol by collectors and is the one rare 1911 that is obtainable by any serious collector. Because of the du-lite finish, they have a very distinctive bluish look. These pistols were made in Swissvale, PA which is a suburb of Pittsburgh and they made the smallest number of pistols of the main 4 WW2 contractors at only around 55,000. This is minuscule compared to the other contractors, even Ithaca made 400,000. Finding one this mint and all original is a pretty big deal!
This pistol is a top example of an early mid production pistol and was produced in May, 1943. this is the early no “P” proof variation. This pistol is 100% factory original and is in mint condition with a mint bore as well. It of course has a High Standard barrel and an original WW2 blued magazine. You will also notice the very distinctive milling on the barrel bushing that you only see on US&S production. These pistols are almost impossible to find this nice and we are very happy to be able to offer it to our clients. This is one of the sharpest looking Switches we have seen.