WWI BRITISH RAF CONTRACT COLT 1911 PISTOL .45 CAL
World War I British RAF contract Colt 1911 Government Model in .45 Colt ACP caliber. Slide is marked "COLT AUTOMATIC/CALIBRE .455" with the left side marked with the two-line, two-block patent and address slide markings with the Rampant Colt behind the slide serration. The frame is marked on the right side GOVERNMENT MODEL over the W 103638 serial number. The left side of the frame and upper area of the trigger guard bow are marked with single broad arrow proof over the British Crossed Pennant proof mark, with a British "Crown/G2/A proof mark applied at Colt by the final British inspector with the Colt "VP" Verified Proof directly below that. Barrel marked .45 Colt Auto on left side. G marked forward of barrel lug. Arsenal converted to .45 Colt during WWII.
Caliber / Gauge: .45 ACP
Barrel Length: 5"
Serial Number: W103638