Colt U.S. Military

  • Colt Detective Special .38 Special caliber revolver. U.S. Military Intelligence Corps. issued revolver in Feb. 24, 1944 with factory letter. Bore is excellent. Action works perfectly. Gun has approximately 92-93% blue. Neat gun with history. <!--  Serial number 473381  -->

    Colt Detective Special .38 Special (C14371)

    $2,450.00

    Colt Detective Special .38 Special caliber revolver. U.S. Military Intelligence Corps. issued revolver in Feb. 24, 1944 with factory letter. Bore is excellent. Action works perfectly. Gun has approximately 92-93% blue. Neat...

  • Colt 1911 .45 ACP caliber pistol. Manufactured in 1918 by Colt. Excellent bore. Grips are very good plus. Action works perfectly. Gun has approximately 50% blue.
Gun rates about very good overall. Fine WWI Colt .45.
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    Colt 1911 .45 ACP (C14364)

    $2,450.00

    Colt 1911 .45 ACP caliber pistol. Manufactured in 1918 by Colt. Excellent bore. Grips are very good plus. Action works perfectly. Gun has approximately 50% blue. Gun rates about very good overall. Fine WWI Colt .45...

  • Colt 1911 .45 ACP caliber pistol. Manufactured in 1918. Action works perfectly. Bore is fair to good rifling and has corrosion in the grooves. Gun is sharp with excellent markings. Gun is mostly a light grey patina color. WWI Colt .45.
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    Colt 1911 .45 ACP (C14363)

    $1,575.00

    Colt 1911 .45 ACP caliber pistol. Manufactured in 1918. Action works perfectly. Bore is fair to good rifling and has corrosion in the grooves. Gun is sharp with excellent markings. Gun is mostly a light grey patina color...

  • Scarce Colt 1851 Martial Navy Revolver. Made in 1857. This is a reasonably sharp Colt 1851 Navy Model Martially issued. There is a small “U.S.” on the left hand side of the frame. The grips still have cartouches. Gun is all matching. Very sharp Martial Colt 1851 Navy!

    Scarce Colt 1851 Martial Navy Revolver (C14269)

    $3,495.00

    Scarce Colt 1851 Martial Navy Revolver. Made in 1857. This is a reasonably sharp Colt 1851 Navy Model Martially issued. There is a small “U.S.” on the left hand side of the frame. The grips still have cartouches...

  • Colt 1860 Army U.S. Marked
This is one of the guns that was refurbished after the Civil War. The guns were taken apart, refinished and then reassembled with no attempt to put the guns back together to match. These guns were issued to the buffalo soldiers as cartridge guns were coming in and the buffalo soldiers always received hand me downs. Very nice gun with good history. Trigger guard is marked “US”. This gun still has very good original blue on the barrel. Good case colors remain on the frame. The hammer is a replacement. Grips have been nicely refinished.

    Colt 1860 Army U.S. Marked

    $3,250.00

    Colt 1860 Army U.S. Marked This is one of the guns that was refurbished after the Civil War. The guns were taken apart, refinished and then reassembled with no attempt to put the guns back together to match. These guns were...

  • Colt M1911A1 .45 ACP caliber pistol. 
Lend-Lease for Britain. U.S. inspector “GHD” (George H. Dain) on frame. British proofs from The Birmingham Proof House with “Crown BV” on slide and frame. Also marked “Not English made” on frame. Bore is excellent. Gun has 97-98% original finish. Serial number is from 1945 year of production. Excellent Lend-Lease Colt 1911A1.
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    Colt M1911A1 .45 ACP (C14233)

    $2,850.00

    Colt M1911A1 .45 ACP caliber pistol. Lend-Lease for Britain. U.S. inspector “GHD” (George H. Dain) on frame. British proofs from The Birmingham Proof House with “Crown BV” on slide and frame. Also...

  • Colt 1902 Alaskan Model Revolver. .45 LC made in 1900. 60% of the original finish remains. Excellent bore. Action works perfectly. Grips are very good with the exception of a chip out of the back right hand side. The 1902s were issued to the U.S. Government and have various Inspectors markings. They differed from the 1878s by the enlarged trigger guards. Despite the collector’s term “Alaskan Model” these guns were not made for cold weather climates, they were issued entirely to the Philippines.             <!--  Serial number 46995  -->

    Colt 1902 Alaskan Model Revolver (C13969)

    $2,250.00

    Colt 1902 Alaskan Model Revolver. .45 LC made in 1900. 60% of the original finish remains. Excellent bore. Action works perfectly. Grips are very good with the exception of a chip out of the back right hand side. The 1902s...

  • Colt 1902 Alaskan Model Revolver. .45 LC made in 1901. 75% of the original blue finish. Action locks up tight and works properly. Bore is excellent. The 1902s were issued to the U.S. Government and have various Inspectors markings. The differed from the 1878s by the enlarged trigger guards. Despite the collector’s term “Alaskan Model” these guns were not made for cold weather climates, they were issued entirely into the Philippines. 

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    Colt 1902 Alaskan Model Revolver (C13968)

    $3,250.00

    Colt 1902 Alaskan Model Revolver. .45 LC made in 1901. 75% of the original blue finish. Action locks up tight and works properly. Bore is excellent. The 1902s were issued to the U.S. Government and have various Inspectors...

  • Colt 1902 Alaskan Model .45 LC caliber revolver. Made in 1900. .45 LC caliber. Nice sharp gun with original finish mixed with patina. Grips show a fair amount of use. Gun locks up tight and indexes properly. Bore is very good. The 1902’s were issued to the US government and have various inspector’s markings. They differed from the 1878’s by the enlarged trigger guards. Despite the collector’s term “Alaskan Model” these guns were not made for cold weather climates, they were issued entirely into the Philippines. 	
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    Colt 1902 Alaskan Model .45 LC (C13955)

    $1,895.00

    Colt 1902 Alaskan Model .45 LC caliber revolver. Made in 1900. .45 LC caliber. Nice sharp gun with original finish mixed with patina. Grips show a fair amount of use. Gun locks up tight and indexes properly. Bore is very...

  • Colt 1911 Military .45 ACP caliber pistol. WWI issue gun converted into a target gun, possibly for competition, by the look of the sights. Frame and slide are GI parts, everything else is custom. Front strap of the frame has cross hatching checkering. Gun has been refinished.	
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    Colt 1911 Military .45 ACP (C13954)

    $795.00

    Colt 1911 Military .45 ACP caliber pistol. WWI issue gun converted into a target gun, possibly for competition, by the look of the sights. Frame and slide are GI parts, everything else is custom. Front strap of the frame has...

  • About Mint Colt 1911 WWI issued .45 ACP caliber pistol. Made in 1917. Absolutely amazing condition. Has 99% of the original factory blue finish. Gun looks like new condition. Virtually impossible to improve upon. Grips are excellent. Gun has the correct barrel. Bore is mostly bright and shiny with slight pitting in the grooves, very minor. Magazine is correct two tone. About as good a 1911 as you will find.

    About Mint Colt 1911 WWI issued .45 ACP (C13631)

    $8,500.00

    About Mint Colt 1911 WWI issued .45 ACP caliber pistol. Made in 1917. Absolutely amazing condition. Has 99% of the original factory blue finish. Gun looks like new condition. Virtually impossible to improve upon. Grips are...

  • Rare Experimental Colt 1911 .45 ACP caliber pistol. Made in 1913. This gun has an experimental hammer. The military was looking for a new design to stop the earlier style hammer from pinching the shooter’s hand when firing. This design was ultimately rejected and it’s not known how many were produced like this. Along with this gun, is a binder that has information on the two proposed hammer designs, and correspondence with Colt and the War Department. There is also copies out of Scott Meadows book, “US Military Automatic Pistols” dealing with the hammer redesign. Gun is in excellent condition with 97% of the original blue. Excellent grips. Very rare Colt 1911 experimental!

    Rare Experimental Colt 1911 .45 ACP (C13445)

    $15,500.00

    Rare Experimental Colt 1911 .45 ACP caliber pistol. Made in 1913. This gun has an experimental hammer. The military was looking for a new design to stop the earlier style hammer from pinching the shooter’s hand when...

  • Rare U.S. Martial Colt 1st Model Richards Conversion Revolver. Made in 1870s. This is one of the U.S. marked military issued contract. This contract was for 800 guns, but they do not pop up very often. Most of these were issued to Buffalo soldiers. This gun is in by far better condition than one normally finds. Very good original blue remains on the barrel. Excellent cylinder scene remains. This gun still has the U.S. on the left hand side of the barrel. These guns were sold to either Bannerman’s or Stokes Kirk and the U.S. was removed. This gun still has the full U.S. marking meaning it did not make it to that sale. Small parts have individual inspector’s marks, including an Ainsworth inspected trigger guard. Left hand side of the grip still has a visible, though worn cartouche. Very fine rare gun in well above average condition!

    Rare U.S. Martial Colt 1st Model Richards Conversion (C13376)

    $9,950.00

    Rare U.S. Martial Colt 1st Model Richards Conversion Revolver. Made in 1870s. This is one of the U.S. marked military issued contract. This contract was for 800 guns, but they do not pop up very often. Most of these were...

  • Colt 1911 .45 ACP pistol. Early U.S military pistol made in 1913. Has been re-worked for WWII with later style finish and grips. Very good condition with excellent bore. 
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    Colt 1911 .45 ACP (C13343)

    $1,495.00

    Colt 1911 .45 ACP pistol. Early U.S military pistol made in 1913. Has been re-worked for WWII with later style finish and grips. Very good condition with excellent bore.  

  • U.S. Martial Colt 1851 Navy Revolver. Made in 1857. Nice sharp gun. Light brown patina on metal. Very good cylinder scene. Grips are well made replacements. This is a martial Navy with the inspector’s markings on the backstrap behind the hammer, the trigger guard and the cylinder.

    U.S. Martial Colt 1851 Navy (C13216)

    $2,750.00

    U.S. Martial Colt 1851 Navy Revolver. Made in 1857. Nice sharp gun. Light brown patina on metal. Very good cylinder scene. Grips are well made replacements. This is a martial Navy with the inspector’s markings on the...

  • Colt Commando .38 Special caliber revolver.
Massachusetts marked Colt Commando. These guns were made between 1942-1943. This gun is marked on the butt, “MASS” which is the marking for Massachusetts state guard. There is also a number 4 on the back strap. This gun is in excellent condition with 97% of the original finish. Grips are excellent. Gun works perfectly and locks up tight.
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    Colt Commando .38 Special (C12960)

    $1,295.00

    Colt Commando .38 Special caliber revolver. Massachusetts marked Colt Commando. These guns were made between 1942-1943. This gun is marked on the butt, “MASS” which is the marking for Massachusetts state guard...

  • Colt 1917 .45ACP caliber revolver.
U.S. Military revolver made for WWI. Near excellent condition with about 85% original finish, the rest a smooth patina. Bore is excellent. A good-looking example. 
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    Colt 1917 .45ACP (C12837)

    $1,675.00

    Colt 1917 .45ACP caliber revolver. U.S. Military revolver made for WWI. Near excellent condition with about 85% original finish, the rest a smooth patina. Bore is excellent. A good-looking example...

  • Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Model Revolver. Made in 1891. This gun has a gray patina on the metal surfaces. The grips have been varnished long ago. This was a martial single action inspected by Rinaldo Carr. His inspector’s marks are throughout the gun. The barrel on this gun was shortened at one time and now has been restored to its original length. Action works perfectly.

    Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Model Revolver (C12714)

    $5,500.00

    Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Model Revolver. Made in 1891. This gun has a gray patina on the metal surfaces. The grips have been varnished long ago. This was a martial single action inspected by Rinaldo Carr. His...

  • Colt Single Action U.S. Artillery Model revolver. U.S. on frame, 5 ½” barrel, bore is very good plus, action works perfectly. Frame and trigger guard are both inspected by Ainsworth. Cylinder Inspected by Casey. Grips are marked R.A.C. and 1901. The R.A.C. (Rinaldo A. Carr) was the inspector for refurbishing the 7 ½” U.S. revolvers when they were sent to Colt for rework and installation of the more practical 5 ½” barrel, thus the name given by collector “Artillery Model”.

    Colt Single Action U.S. Artillery Model (C12611)

    $5,650.00

    Colt Single Action U.S. Artillery Model revolver. U.S. on frame, 5 ½” barrel, bore is very good plus, action works perfectly. Frame and trigger guard are both inspected by Ainsworth. Cylinder Inspected by Casey...

  • Colt Detective Special .38 Spcl caliber revolver. Rare U.S. marked Detective Special. U.S. marked on the backstrap. Gun is excellent with 98-99% original blue. Comes with factory letter showing gun was sent to the commanding officer, Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, PA. September 23, 1970. <!--  serial number B03843  -->

    Colt Detective Special .38 Spcl caliber revolver (C12532)

    $2,950.00

    Colt Detective Special .38 Spcl caliber revolver. Rare U.S. marked Detective Special. U.S. marked on the backstrap. Gun is excellent with 98-99% original blue. Comes with factory letter showing gun was sent to the commanding...