Colt Government Argentine Navy .45 ACP (C13373)
Colt Government .45 ACP caliber pistol. Rare Argentine Contract for the Navy. Gun is marked Republica Argentina, Armada Nacional and Crest of Argentina on slide. This is Government model commercial pistol with an extra factory applied issue number, (No. 285) just above the trigger guard. Gun has approximately 90-92% original blue. Bore has strong rifling and light to medium corrosion in the grooves. Grips are about good plus showing handling wear. Note: We removed the grips and the metal is pitted. There are no pits on the rest of the gun. Apparently the Argentinians took good care of the gun and never took the grips off. We have seen this same situation on many other Argentine 1911s but most of those were in medium to poor condition. This is probably the best condition Navy Contract we have owned.