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Item ID #1699

This pistol was made in 1919. It comes with the original box, hang tag, special instructions, and Colt Automatic Pistol brochure. Finding one of these in the original box is rare. The Colt Automatic Pistol brochure is interesting. On the parts price list it is stamped in red, NOTICE From July 1, 1919 and until further notice the prices of (the parts) will be INCREASED 50%, with the exception of MAGAZINES, for which the price will be $1.00. Box shows use, but all corners are still intact. Both end labels and both inside labels are in good condition. The pistol retains a high percentage of the original blue finish. There are a couple of places where it is a little spotted. The front strap and back strap are very nice. These two areas usually wear earlier than the rest of the pistol. Looks like it was probably hitting against a metal object. All markings are clear, correct, and original. The magazine is correct. Action is smooth and tight. It works perfectly. Grips are excellent with no cracks or chips and show very little use. Bore is bright and shiny. It will rate a nine on a one to ten scale.
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