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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 611

Colt 1911-A1 Super Match .38 Automatic, Engraved Gold Plated Slide

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500
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Colt 1911-A1 Super Match .38 automatic, SN#23159, manufactured in 1936. The slide is gold plated, the left side holding Colt's patent mark COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. PAT'D APR.20,1897. SEPT.9,1902 DEC.19,1905. FEB.14,1911. AUG.19.1913 together with an engraved landscape scene with multiple animals, including deer, birds, moose, bear, tiger, retriever, and two airplanes. The right side of the slide is marked SUPER MATCH COLT SUPER .38 AUTOMATIC together with the engraved Rampant Colt logo, masted ship, and engraved duck. The left front of the trigger guard is marked P together with VP within a triangle. The right front of the trigger guard is marked 38. The right side of the frame above the trigger is marked with the serial number 23159. 5" barrel, fitted with stag grips. The base of the clip is marked COLT SUPER .38 AUTO. Retains a Bucheimer leather holster numbered B142. NOTE: Most firearms made after 1898 require passing an FFL background check prior to transfer. The date of production for this gun makes it subject to FFL rules. Please be prepared with proper identification and information. If you do not reside in Tennessee, an FFL dealer in your state is required to complete the transfer.


Custom post production finish including gold plating and engraving. Gun has been refinished, polished, re-blued, and possibly remarked on one side of the slide . Bore is clean. Magazine appears to be a replacement and the main spring housing appears to be a replacement.

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Bank: Pinnacle Bank
150 Third Avenue South, Suite 900
Nashville, TN 37201
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The Estate of Dr. Martin Perez, Chattanooga, Tennessee.