RARE M1911A1 “Colt” .45 acp by Union Switch and Signal, 1943

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Union Switch and Signal – Model 1911A1 serial number 1073282- One of 55,000 pistols manufactured in the serial number range 1041405 to 1096404. On May 5, 1942, Union Switch & Signal of Swissvale, Pennsylvania entered into a contract to manufacture 200,000 pistols for the U.S. Government.

In January, 1943, notice was given that the contract was cancelled, which reduced the size of the contract to 30,000 pistols with terminal serial number 1071404. Due to a production shortage, the government ordered an additional 25,000 pistols, the last of which was shipped from the factory on November 27, 1943.

After serial number 1060000, the “P” proofmark is located on the left side of receiver and top of slide. On this variation, the “P” should either exist in both places or should not be present on both parts.

This very scarce WWII pistol has been refinished in royal blue and the barrel was tooled. A wide target type trigger was also added. The bore is excellent, as is the action. The magazine is the correct type for the era. These pistols command $6,500+ on the collector market in original finish and can go up to over $11,000+ in high grade condition. Bargain priced.

FFL or C&R REQUIRED for purchase, no exceptions.

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