SOLD FOR: $780

WOA: WY240130JN005

Make: Colt

Model: MK IV Series 80 Government Model

Serial Number: DEAAV016

Year of Manufacture: 2008 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol with Detachable Magazine

Markings:  The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / DEAAV016”.  Both sides of the slide are marked with gold writing and graphics commemorating DEA 35th Anniversary. The barrel is marked “COLT 45 AUTO”.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated, ramped blade fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch dovetailed to the rear of the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish.. The action has no operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has light play to the frame. 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: This pistol comes in it’s original blue Colt box with 2 Colt 45 auto magazines in Excellent condition, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Patch, original paperwork, owners manual, and Colt cable lock.

Our Assessment: The 35th DEA Anniversary Colt Government .45 ACP Commemorative is a limited edition pistol designed to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Produced by Colt, a renowned manufacturer of firearms, this commemorative edition pays tribute to the agency’s dedication and service in combating drug-related crimes. Each pistol is meticulously crafted to embody the prestige and significance of the occasion.

Featuring the classic Colt Government design, this commemorative pistol is chambered in the powerful .45 ACP cartridge, renowned for its stopping power and reliability. The pistol is adorned with custom engravings commemorating the DEA’s 35th anniversary, including the agency’s emblem and other symbolic imagery. These embellishments serve as a testament to the DEA’s enduring legacy and the contributions of its agents over the past three and a half decades.

Limited to a specific number of units, the 35th DEA Anniversary Colt Government .45 ACP Commemorative holds collector appeal for firearms enthusiasts and DEA supporters alike. Each pistol comes with special packaging and documentation, adding to its exclusivity and value. Whether displayed as a collector’s piece or used for recreational shooting, this commemorative pistol serves as a reminder of the DEA’s commitment to upholding justice and safeguarding communities against the dangers of illicit drugs.  Please see our photos and good luck bidding!  C.J.