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GOUGH FACTORY ENGRAVED GOLD INLAID COLT 1911

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Lot 0249A Details

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SERIAL C162478. BARREL 5". CALIBER 45 ACP. . This gun letters as shipped " level “B” engraving, and shipped to Scruggs, Vendervoort & Barney which was in St. Louis, MO on 9/17/1931." The class B engraving is the work of renowned Colt engraver, William Gough. Colt master engraver William H. Gough was active between 1912 and 1940.. The gun letters with bone grips which are intact and near mint. The gun is factory blue and does not appear to have been fired and there is virtually no visible high edge wear , slide wear, no spotting. The only visible flaw is a ghost drag line and the front grip strap where the blue has thinned to gun metal mixed with soft blue and engraved. Engraving a beautiful factory scroll with punch dot background and inlaid with gold wire on slide, frame & top. Engraving on a 1911 is scarce, with condition every scarcer but with gold , next to impossible. Bore is flawless. All correct pre-war checkered parts. Comes with fine two tone tempered magazine. C&R
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GOUGH FACTORY ENGRAVED GOLD INLAID COLT 1911

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000Jun 27, 2020
Starting Price $12,500
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