This lot features a Colt Government 1911 .45 ACP Pistol. The pistol features a 5" barrel, original wood checkered grips, adjustable rear sights, and blue'd finish. The M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. It served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1986. It was widely used in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The pistol's formal designation as of 1940 was Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 for the original model of 1911 or Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911A1 for the M1911A1, adopted in 1924. The designation changed to Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1 in the Vietnam War era. The pistol shows good condition, with light holster wear. The mechanics are smooth and in good condition. The serial number shows it was built in 1956. This is a Curio & Relic Firearm. FFL transfer or NICS background check required. The serial number is 271290-C
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