These images have a lot going for them. One, it’s a cool Colt 1911. Two, the cutaway was done by Colt for Winchester. Three, it is interesting to see what Colt wanted to show the engineers at Winchester to help them make 1911’s for the government. Four, we are talking about a WWI era contract, not much more common WWII era.
A very cool piece worthy of it’s own post here.
Special note: Did you notice this is a Colt model of 1911? Not the A1? How rare is a factory Colt, factory cutaway, WWI wartime production year pistol? The answer: rare enough to be in a museum.
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