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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - August 2005
Colt 1911A1 Government Model
Serial number C200617 with Swartz Safety
Manufactured ca. 1940

Colt Government Model Serial Number C200617 - Manufactured ca 1940.  Gun is in excellent condition with Swartz Safety (NSD - New Safety Device) original factory blue finish, checkered walnut grips and is in original box numbered to the gun.  Gun is fitted with a trigger shoe (which was not an original factory feature.)  Magazine is full blue marked "COLT" over "CAL. 45"

This pistol was one of three sent to the H & D Folsom Arms Company, New York, New York on October 15, 1940.

Colt Government Model C200617 - close-up of serial number and Government Model mark, right side of frame.

Close-up of slide roll mark.  This marking was applied with a single roll die.

Colt Government Model C200617 - Left side view.

Close-up of left side slide markings (above) and Colt factory roll die used to originally apply the marks (below)

Colt Government Model C200617 - pictured in original box.

Colt Government Model Box - end labels.

Colt Government Model Box - matching serial number applied at the factory as the finished guns entered the shipping room.

Colt Government Model Box - top view.

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