WWI / WWII COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT 455 R.A.F. WITH 455 AUTO AMMO. BRITISH CONTRACT. 1 OF 200 GUN SHIPMENT

3885.00
Classification
Restricted
Category
Handguns
Action
Semi-automatic
Condition
Very Good
Manufacturer
Colt
Caliber
455 Eley
Model
1911 Government

A must have for the Colt collector!

Up for sale is a British Royal Air Force contract Colt automatic in 455 which was one of a 200 gun shipment to Britain for WWI Royal Flying Corp.

Stamped R.A.F. after WWI it served in both WWI and WWII.

Also included are 20 extremely hard to find original rounds of the 455 auto ammo, they came 7 per box. Field Officer name on box.

In very good overall condition with original 455 mag stamped 455 Eley.

This pistol was shipped in 1917 to the London Armory Company and is  believed to be one of only 2,200 pistols so marked and shipped.  The pistols were exclusively issued to the Royal Flying Corps for pilot use and certainly saw aerial combat over the trenches.  They stayed in RAF inventory right through WW2.  This example does not have any CDN import markings so it was likely a WW2 vet bringback.  This is a rare, high condition WW1 R.F.C./R.A.F. piece that will be of strong interest to any Colt or British Collector.

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The ONLY trades that would be of interest are Octagon Winchesters pre 64 and any PCMR items from Pacific Coast Militia Rangers, thanks. 

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