WWI Colt Commemorative Meuse Argonne 1911 .45 ACP 5″ Pistol, MFD 1969 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,325.00

WOA#: WY240426TF001

Make: Colt

Model: WWI Commemorative Series Meuse Argonne 1911

Serial Number: 950-MA

Year of Manufacture: 1969

Caliber: .45 ACP

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

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a short blade with a ramped serrated rear face fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notched sight dovetailed into the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth wood. The left grip has a medallion of an American eagle marked “1917*1918 / WORLD WAR”. The right grip is marked with a medallion of an American soldier, and marked “U.S.A. / THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION” and with the names of our allies. The left grip also has a rectangular plaque marked “MEUSE ARGONNE”. The grips have only a few scattered minor marks. The medallions show minor discoloration. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Fine-Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is a spot of wear at the front of the dust cover on the left. The action shows very minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The markings are clear and the screw heads are sharp. Overall, this pistol is in about Excellent condition. This pistol in unfired.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol has manual and grip safeties. 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: Included is a 7-round Colt magazine and a Meuse Argonne commemorative display case.

Our Assessment: This is a beautiful Colt Government Model 1911 with a high luster blued finish and with gold-filled engraving. The pistol also has custom grips with WWI medallions and the name of the battle the particular pistol commemorates. The pistol is in Excellent condition with only a few marks consistent with storage in the included display case. This series from Colt commemorates the four major battles our soldiers fought in World War I, the “War To End All Wars”. This is the Meuse Argonne 1911 made in 1969. This is an amazing tribute to the contribution America has made to keep the world free. Please see our pistols and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

WWI Colt Commemorative Meuse Argonne 1911 .45 ACP 5" Pistol, MFD 1969 C&R
WWI Colt Commemorative Meuse Argonne 1911 .45 ACP 5″ Pistol, MFD 1969 C&R