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My newest addition to my WWI collection.

Article about: Colt 1918/19 Black Army M1911

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    Default My newest addition to my WWI collection.

    Colt 1918/19 Black Army M1911

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    Nice piece. No finnish left, but what do you expect for a 100 year old gun. How is the bore in it??
    It is an honest 1911 that has not been monkeyed with.
    It will make a great addition to your WWI collection.

    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    The bore is very good, apparently the black army colt lost most of their finish pretty quickly.

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    WOW! that bore looks great. My guess is this had a replacement barrel sometime in it's life.
    Not uncommon for these 45's.

    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    The barrel has the correct intertwined HP use in this very specific late war SN/date range so its the correct late wwi barrel for it . Also it was not reworked after the war and still retains the original finish inside the frame & slide and under the grips.

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    Even with the all finish gone and worn original grips
    I really like it and would be pleased to own this.
    Nice thing is - you can shoot it.

    As John said, it's an honest piece that has not
    been monkeyed with. Congrats.........!


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    Some nice things being posted tonight! Here is no exception, congrats.

    Also, all 1911's are fun to look at


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    I can't make out the serial # or markings, But would this be one of the Black's that made it down to Mexico with Gen. John "Blackjack" Pershing??
    I would love to own it!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Semper Fi

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    The SN is 588XXX Colt says 1918, another source said Very Very early 1919.

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    A great piece. They have such a wonderful appeal. I wouldn't trade my WWI Colt 1911 for anything; I know because I have been offered some nice items for mine, even SS items.

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