"COLT MODEL 1911 RAF SEMI AUTO PISTOL. SN W100610. Cal. 455. Colt Government Model semi auto military pistol (civilian-commercial version of the Model 1911 US Army Pistol) made for the British Army. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Metal of pistol retains approx 80% of the original Colt commercial blued finish with mostly light but some moderate scratching present.ááSlide shows approx 85% original finish with some holster wear present as well as two take-down scratches with some light to moderate nicking and dinging.ááFrame shows approximately 80% to 85% original finish with light scattered corrosion present and British proofs on the left side.ááMagazine is marked "Cal 455 Eley" as is it is supposed to be and shows good condition with only light corrosion present.ááBbl shows bright with nearly 60% of original blue finish and polished at the chamber with the British acceptance proofs.ááGrips show light to moderate wear with some flattening of the diamonds particularly towards the bottom.ááA pretty nice example of a British 455. 4-34146 BK165 (2,250-3,000)"
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