Colt 1911A1 Gov’t .45 WW2 C186639 95%+ Letter

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Item 823843186
Location Centerville, TX 75833-0277
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***COLT COLLECTORS*** This is an exceedingly rare and historically significant Pre-War 1937 Commercial Colt Government 1911A1 .45 Pistol; Serial Number “C186639”. Factory original blue finish; Rated at 95%+ overall condition. Without the minimal high edge wear, obviously as a result of being Holstered, the Pistol would rate 98%+. Looks to have been nominally fired; with a Pristine +10 Barrel Bore. This Colt is 100% matching Factory Original, with the Frame and Slide Roll Marked with Matching Serial Numbers. The Frame, Slide and Barrel are all proofed with British WW2 and post war acceptance and release stamps. ***PROVENANCE*** According to the included Colt Archive Letter of Provenance this 1937 year of production Colt was sold, along with 1,320 additional Blued Colt .45 Pistols, to The Winchester Repeating Arms Co. New Haven, Conn. and shipped on July 2, 1940 to The British Purchasing Commission New York, New York. Winchester supplied the British Purchasing Commission with most of the Ammunition for Firearms procured during WW2. HISTORICALLY*** During early WW2 (1939-41) The British Purchasing Commission was known as the Anglo-French Commission; which was prior to the French capitulation and surrender to the Nazis on June 22, 1940. The British Purchasing Commission used their U.S. held Gold Reserves as a “cash & carry” payment method, with shipments out of the USA routed through Canada. This legal maneuver was accomplished in order to get around The U.S. Congressional Neutrality Act; procuring WW2 Materiel and Martial Arms, prior to the U.S.A. Declaration of War and entry into WW2 hostilities. These Commercial Colt’s were ordered and purchased prior to the WW2 British Lend Lease Program; where shipments of U.S. Military Colt, Ithaca and Remington Rand Model 1911A1 .45 Pistols, Rifles, Planes, Tanks and other Munitions were Lend Leased to Allied Countries. Many other U.S. and Allied Country Manufacturers also sold their Martial Arms to the British Purchasing Commission during World War Two. I have also provided photos from Charles Clawson’s book; where he validates this particular procurement and sale during WW2. Shipping Cost includes insurance. C&R FFL eligible!

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