Colt Government Model .45 ACP, Factory Engraved (Colt
Factory Engraver Wilbur Glahn Level 2 Engraving) and Special
Order Features, Serial Number C146714 - A
single gun shipment shipped March 18, 1926 to Powell and
Clement Company, Cincinnati, OH and processed on Colt
Factory Order Number 11043/1. This is pistol has a
factory blued finish with gold plated parts and was
furnished with a tuned action and a 4 1/2 lb. trigger pull.
It has a set of factory ivory grips with gold plated Colt
medallions as well as a match barrel. Pre-war Colt semi automatic pistols with
mixed finished are seldom encountered.
Mike Lowry Collection
Details from factory letter of C146714.
Flat mainspring housing and full checkered
Left side close-up of the factory engraved and factory gold
plated thumb safety, hammer and stock screw.
Close-up of factory gold plated hammer.
Muzzle showing factory engraved and gold plated barrel
Factory engraving on the front grip strap.
Right side close-up of the slide inscription showing
Wilbur Glahn engraving.
Right rear of slide and frame showing a
close-up of the factory engraving.
Right side close up of trigger area.
Close up of checkered factory gold plated
Factory engraving on the top of the slide.
Beautiful pre-WWII Colt Factory Ivory Stocks
with flush Colt medallions. While the factory letter makes
no mention of the ivory stocks, notice how the medallions
are also gold plated, which is typically an indication that
they originally came on the pistol.