Colt 1911 Gov’t WWI Repro 100th Anniversary Tier III Semi-Auto Pistol

SOLD FOR: $1,284

WOA#: WY240213MC002

Make: Colt

Model: 1911-2011 100th Anniversary WWI Reproduction

Serial Number: 69301991

Year of Manufacture: 2015 (

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine

Markings:  The left side of the slide is marked “ADOPTED / MARCH 29, 1911 – UNITED STATES ARMY”, “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A.”, and behind the serrations with a rampant colt logo. The right side of the slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911-2011”. The right side of the frame is marked “No 67461911”. The left side of the frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY”. The top of the frame is marked “H” at the disconnector and on the back of the frame above the firing pin. The right side of the chamber is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO-”.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a short rounded blade fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a “U”-notch dovetailed into the rear of the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut with smooth diamonds around the grip screws. The grips have only a few minor marks. The checkering is well defined, generally sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Black Oxide

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no operation wear.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this pistol is in about Like New condition and appears unfired.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger pull is crisp and the slide has little play to the frame. We have not fired this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a blue Colt box with a serial matching outer sleeve, paperwork including a government manual, two 7-round magazines (one still wrapped), a safety lock, and a chamber flag.

Our Assessment: The 1911 and 1911-A1 pistols served the military of the United States from 1911 to 1985, through two World Wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars. They gained a reputation as a reliable handgun with plenty of stopping power, and are held in high regard by those who have used them. The design was the end-result of a series of developments by famous gun designer John Browning, starting with the Model 1900. The advances made by Browning were revolutionary at the time, and were so successful that they are considered commonplace today. Browning not only developed first a pivoting and then a tilting barrel to allow for a locked system, he developed the concept of “the slide”, which is now synonymous with semi-automatic handguns. Having secured a contract for the US Military sidearm, Colt also offered the pistol to the commercial market as the “Government Model”. This is a WWI Replica 100 year anniversary Colt commercial Government Model made in 2015. The pistol is in Excellent condition, showing no significant wear. It comes in its original box that is in about Like New condition. It’s an example you could take out to the range as well as keeping it as a safe queen. Please see our pictures and good luck in your bidding! – L.S.

Colt 1911 Gov’t WWI Repro 100th Anniversary Tier III Semi-Auto Pistol
Colt 1911 Gov’t WWI Repro 100th Anniversary Tier III Semi-Auto Pistol