Colt 1911A1 Commercial/Military Re-number
This is a Commercial/Military Re-number which is a commercial pistol that has had the GOVERNMENT MODEL and the commercial serial number on the slide and the receiver removed. Then stamped UNITED STATES PROPERTY M1911A1 U.S. ARMY
on the right side of the receiver, and the slide and receiver stamped with a serial number in the military range. The pistol was then parkerized and given final inspection. There were 6,575 commercial pistols transferred to the existing military contract from commercial stores. These are found from serial number 860003 to about 8867000. This one is 8617xx.
Appears to be original finish and all correct 1943 era Colt 1911A1. Has some finish staining from holster storage. Otherwise a rare and original 1911A1. One of the original 6,575 that survived.
$2850 delivered to C&R or FFL.