1949 Colt 1911 5” Barrel in .38 Super Semi Auto Pistol C&R

SOLD FOR: $3,712.99

WOA#: WY240224CC082

Make: Colt

Model: Government

Serial Number: 77942

Year of Manufacture: 1949

Caliber: .38 Super

Action Type: Removable Magazine Fed Single Action SA Semi-Automatic Pistol.

Markings: This pistol has, “COLTS MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. / COLT SUPER .38 AUTOMATIC” on the slide, and the serial on the frame. The grips have the colt horse.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a small crescent blade with serrations, the rear sight is a flat top square-notch that is dovetailed to the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are a two piece checkered tiger stripe plastic panel. There is no wear or damage. The checkering is sharp. The grips are in Excellent to Like-New condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mirror-bright and the rifling is well defined. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates at 10/10

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is only minor action wear and there is a scratch from the takedown pin. There is some minor scuffing on the frame. The screws and pins are in good condition. Overall this pistol rates at a excellent condition for a C&R.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The action is smooth, the trigger is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: 1 8 Round Magazine

Our Assessment: The 1911 pistol, born from the creative genius of firearms designer John Browning and officially adopted by the U.S. military in 1911, has etched itself into the annals of firearms history with its iconic design and unparalleled performance. This single-action, recoil-operated handgun boasts a distinctive external hammer and grip safety, setting it apart from its contemporaries. Its standard configuration includes a seven or eight-round magazine, and it is most commonly chambered in .45 ACP, a cartridge known for its stopping power and effectiveness in combat scenarios.

Throughout its storied military service, spanning conflicts from World War I to the Vietnam War, the 1911 earned a reputation as a reliable and rugged sidearm. Soldiers and officers alike lauded its accuracy, reliability, and durability, making it a trusted companion on the battlefield and a symbol of American military prowess. Its service record solidified its status as a legendary firearm, renowned for its role in shaping the course of history.

Beyond its military use, the 1911 found favor among civilians and law enforcement agencies, becoming a popular choice for self-defense, target shooting, and competitive sports. Its ergonomics, customizable features, and timeless design have contributed to its enduring popularity. Manufacturers have offered a plethora of variations and configurations, allowing shooters to tailor the 1911 to their preferences and requirements. -R.E.

1949 Colt 1911 5” Barrel in .38 Super Semi Auto Pistol C&R
1949 Colt 1911 5” Barrel in .38 Super Semi Auto Pistol C&R