Colt Double Eagle First Edition 10mm Double Action Semi-Auto Pistol 1990

SOLD FOR: $915

WOA#: WY240119RL016

Make: Colt

Model: Double Eagle First Edition

Serial#: DT00453

Year of Manufacture: 1990 (

Caliber: 10mm

Action Type: Single & Double-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by Detachable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT”, features a depiction of two eagles heads, “DOUBLE EAGLE” and “MKII” “-First Edition-”. The top of the barrel is marked “-CAL 10MM AUTO-”. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT DOUBLE ACTION / -.10MM.-”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. FA., MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. / DT00453”. The grip panels are both decorated with the Colt logo. The right of the trigger guard is marked “7” and “6”, the left “M” and “VP” in triangle.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a square-notch with two white dots dovetailed to slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grip panels are two piece checkered black synthetic and there is a black synthetic checkered back-strap. The right panel has a few light marks in the smooth portion at the top and some of the checkers have compressed points. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is well defined. Overall, the grip panels are in Good condition.

Magazines/Condition:  This pistol comes with 2 10rd Colt magazines that are in overall Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. The action shows light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, the pistol is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single-action trigger is crisp and the double-action is smooth. The slide has minor play to the frame. We did not fire this pistol. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: The pistol comes in a Colt Double Eagle First Edition soft case.  It comes with 2 magazines as stated above, holster, owners manual, and original paperwork.

Our Assessment:  The Colt Double Eagle First Edition 10mm Double Action Semi-Auto Pistol, released in 1990, marked Colt’s entry into the world of double-action semi-automatic handguns. Designed to offer shooters a blend of familiar 1911 ergonomics with the added functionality of a double-action trigger, the Double Eagle represented a departure from Colt’s traditional single-action designs. The 10mm chambering provided potent firepower, making it suitable for both civilian and law enforcement use.

As a first edition model, the Colt Double Eagle features unique aesthetics and markings that distinguish it from later variants. Its stainless steel construction ensures durability and corrosion resistance, while the double-action trigger system offers shooters the flexibility of both single and double-action operation. Despite being discontinued relatively quickly in favor of more popular models, the Colt Double Eagle First Edition 10mm remains a sought-after collector’s item for enthusiasts interested in Colt’s innovative ventures in handgun design during the late 20th century.  Please see our photos and good luck bidding! C.J.

Colt Double Eagle First Edition 10mm Double Action Semi-Auto Pistol 1990
Colt Double Eagle First Edition 10mm Double Action Semi-Auto Pistol 1990