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Moline, IL -- Developed at the start of the 20th Century, the Colt Government Model Pistol has entered into the public mindset as one of the quintessential icons of history, as much an icon as the covered wagons of the westward expansion, the sailing ships that brought the first colonists to the shore of the New World, the castles and knights of Medieval Europe, or the Samurai of Japan.

Of those examples, most were undone by progress; the castle, knight and samurai were all forced to change beyond recognition or be eliminated by the development of gunpowder, sail gave way to steam and the wagons soon had the railroads to compete with.

In 100 years, what has changed for the Colt?
Like the great white shark, few changes have occurred because few were needed; progress in metallurgy haven’t displaced hardened steel, and the ergonomics of the piece had little need for improvement. None of these changes have altered the manual of arms of the weapon, to the point where one could pick up an Army training manual from the 1910s, and except for the instructions for firing from horseback, find that most of the lessons still apply to the pistols in production today.

While the 1911 has remained essentially the same at it’s core, the world has changed greatly around it. Since its introduction, many technologies, styles, governments and even political systems have come and gone.

Born into an era where radio and vinyl records were still emerging technologies, the 1911 has been witness to the birth and growth of the film industry, the apex and decline of vinyl, and the entire lifespans of cassette tapes, 8-tracks and a number of other formats. During this time, the analog computer was replaced with the earliest digital computers, which wouldn’t be capable of actually being programmed for almost 25 years after the 1911s invention, and has gone through so many changes and iterations that comparing machines even 10 years apart is like comparing gliders to fighter jets.

In the field of global politics, it predated and outlived the Soviet Union, and with it the rise and fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, the Warsaw Pact, and several nations. In Central Europe, it saw the fall of the German Empire and the subsequent ascensions and declines of the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, and the division and reunification of East and West Germany. Meanwhile, Spain and Italy both went through their Fascist phase and Japan went from an expansionist empire, to a occupied nation, to a major player in world politics and economics.

In the martial realm, the 1911 has survived a large amount of upheaval. Rifles have seen the relegation of the bolt action from mainline infantry arm to a specialist weapon, the rise and fall of the intermediate cartridge battle rifle, the emergence and dominance of the 5.56mm automatic as the chief weapon of war, and introduction of the Personal Defense Weapon as a possible replacement. The field of pistols has seen the double action automatic, the European-style “Wonder 9” high capacity, and the acceptance of plastic, titanium and other new materials as weight saving measures.

Combat shotguns, seeing relatively little development between World War One and the 1990s, have seen a large number of changes in recent years, from the adoption of polymer stocks up to the development of drum fed monsters such as the Russian Saiga-12 or the American AA-12, with the latter being capable of fully automatic fire. Other technologies, now seen as essentials on the modern battlefield, experienced their entire development cycle during the 1911’s reign, including soft body armor, man portable night vision equipment and radios, and virtually the entire field of combat aviation, including the very concepts of fighter and bomber aircraft, air superiority and drones.

In spite of all these changes, the 1911 remains a viable sidearm. Though passed up in favor of the M9 for the U.S. Armed Forces, the 1911 remained in the hands of the United States Marines and American Special Forces units, in some cases using the very same pistols that had been issued for service during the Second World War. In the Law Enforcement field, a similar pattern has occurred, with the .45 being chosen by SWAT and Hostage Rescue units while the 9mm is adopted overall. Among civilian shooters, the 1911 still remains a standard for both competitive and defense shooting, providing the accuracy and reliability that are needed in both situations, and the knockdown power the latter demands.

This auction features a wide variety of Government Model pistols, including a number of Military 1911A1s, Argentine 1927s and Norwegian 1914s, a number of customized arms, later production Colt Mark IVs, Officers Models, at least one Kit Gun and a few National Match pistols.

R. Sullivan June 2011 - Firearms Specialist

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View Erfurt 1911 Dated Military Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol522Erfurt 1911 Dated Military Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,300$1,900
View Steyr Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Nazi Police Markings and Holster596Steyr Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Nazi Police Markings and Holster$1,100$1,600
View Unit Marked Erfurt 626Unit Marked Erfurt "1911" Dated Model 1908 Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster$1,200$1,700
View Two 1911 Pattern Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Argentine Hafdasa Ballester-Molina Pistol966Two 1911 Pattern Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Argentine Hafdasa Ballester-Molina Pistol$1,100$1,600
View B) Norwegian Kongsberg Model 1914 Pistol966B) Norwegian Kongsberg Model 1914 Pistol$1,100$1,600
View Two Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Essex Model 1911 Pistol with Colt .22LR Conversion Unit971Two Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Essex Model 1911 Pistol with Colt .22LR Conversion Unit$1,100$1,600
View B) Colt MK IV Series 80 Government Model Pistol971B) Colt MK IV Series 80 Government Model Pistol$1,100$1,600
View Two Smith & Wesson Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) S&W Model 1911PD Pistol with Case1091Two Smith & Wesson Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) S&W Model 1911PD Pistol with Case$800$1,200
View B) S&W Model 39-2 Pistol with Holster Rig1091B) S&W Model 39-2 Pistol with Holster Rig$800$1,200
View Three Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Walther/Colt Model 1911A1 .22 Long Rifle Pistol with Case1126Three Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Walther/Colt Model 1911A1 .22 Long Rifle Pistol with Case$1,200$1,700
View B) Llama Model VIII Pistol1126B) Llama Model VIII Pistol$1,200$1,700
View C) Zastava M57 Tokarev Pistol with Box1126C) Zastava M57 Tokarev Pistol with Box$1,200$1,700
View Four Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Advantage Arms Inc./Springfield Armory Model 1911A1 Pistol with Conversion Kit1129Four Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Advantage Arms Inc./Springfield Armory Model 1911A1 Pistol with Conversion Kit$1,100$1,800
View B) EAA Tanfoglio Witness Pistol with Conversion Kit1129B) EAA Tanfoglio Witness Pistol with Conversion Kit$1,100$1,800
View C) Beretta Model 92G Pistol1129C) Beretta Model 92G Pistol$1,100$1,800
View D) Beretta Model 21A Bobcat Pistol with Case1129D) Beretta Model 21A Bobcat Pistol with Case$1,100$1,800
View Two Argentine Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) D.G.F.M. - (F.M.A.P) Model 1927 Pistol1133Two Argentine Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) D.G.F.M. - (F.M.A.P) Model 1927 Pistol$800$1,200
View B) Fabrica Militar De Armas Portatiles Model 1911 Pistol1133B) Fabrica Militar De Armas Portatiles Model 1911 Pistol$800$1,200
View Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol2545Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$850$1,400
View Collector's Lot of Two Steyr Semi-Automatic Military Pistols -A) Steyr Model 1911 Pistol2587Collector's Lot of Two Steyr Semi-Automatic Military Pistols -A) Steyr Model 1911 Pistol$1,100$1,600
View B) Chilean Contract Steyr Model 1911 Pistol2587B) Chilean Contract Steyr Model 1911 Pistol$1,100$1,600
View DWM 1911 Dated Model 1908 Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol2609DWM 1911 Dated Model 1908 Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,200
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol2975U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,300
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol2976U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,000$1,500
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol2977U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$900$1,400
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol2978U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,300
View U.S. Army Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with 2979U.S. Army Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with "X" Serial Number Prefix and Remington-Rand Slide$850$1,300
View Two Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) U.S. Remington Rand Model 1911A1 Pistol with Laser Sight2980Two Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) U.S. Remington Rand Model 1911A1 Pistol with Laser Sight$900$1,400
View B) Colt Government Model Pistol2980B) Colt Government Model Pistol$900$1,400
View U.S. Ithaca Gun Co. Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol2982U.S. Ithaca Gun Co. Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,000$1,500
View U.S. Army Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol2983U.S. Army Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,300
View U.S. Army Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Shipping Box and Holster2984U.S. Army Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Shipping Box and Holster$800$1,100
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol2985U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,100
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster2986U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster$600$800
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol2988U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,300$1,800
View U.S. Army Ithaca Gun Co. Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol2989U.S. Army Ithaca Gun Co. Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,300
View U.S. Army Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol2990U.S. Army Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,200
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol2991U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,200
View Two Semi-Automatic Military Pistols -A) U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Pistol2992Two Semi-Automatic Military Pistols -A) U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Pistol$900$1,300
View B) Argentine Hafdasa Ballester-Molina Pistol2992B) Argentine Hafdasa Ballester-Molina Pistol$900$1,300
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Sem-Automatic Pistol with Holster2993U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Sem-Automatic Pistol with Holster$800$1,200
View Three Semi-Automatic Sporting Pistols with Cases -A) German Sports Group Model 1911 Sport Pistol with Holster3112Three Semi-Automatic Sporting Pistols with Cases -A) German Sports Group Model 1911 Sport Pistol with Holster$1,100$1,600
View B) FNH U.S.A. Model FNP-40 Pistol3112B) FNH U.S.A. Model FNP-40 Pistol$1,100$1,600
View C) I.M.I./Magnum Research Baby Eagle Pistol3112C) I.M.I./Magnum Research Baby Eagle Pistol$1,100$1,600
View Springfield Armory (Inc.) Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case3113Springfield Armory (Inc.) Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case$800$1,200
View Two European Semi-Automatic Pistols with Holsters -A) Steyr Model 1911 Pistol with Capture Papers4250Two European Semi-Automatic Pistols with Holsters -A) Steyr Model 1911 Pistol with Capture Papers$1,300$1,700
View B) Dreyse Vest Pocket Pistol4250B) Dreyse Vest Pocket Pistol$1,300$1,700
View Two Steyr Semi-Automatic Pistols with Holsters -A) Steyr Model 1911 Pistol4339Two Steyr Semi-Automatic Pistols with Holsters -A) Steyr Model 1911 Pistol$2,000$2,750
View B) Steyr Model 1912 Pistol4339B) Steyr Model 1912 Pistol$2,000$2,750
View Two Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Chilean Contract Steyr Model 1911 Pistol4368Two Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Chilean Contract Steyr Model 1911 Pistol$1,000$1,500
View B) Steyr Model 1908 Pistol4368B) Steyr Model 1908 Pistol$1,000$1,500
View Collector's Lot of Two Early Steyr Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Roth-Steyr Model 1907 Pistol4385Collector's Lot of Two Early Steyr Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Roth-Steyr Model 1907 Pistol$1,300$1,800
View B) Steyr Model 1911 Pistol4385B) Steyr Model 1911 Pistol$1,300$1,800
View Three Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Steyr Model 1911 Pistol with Holster4423Three Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Steyr Model 1911 Pistol with Holster$1,200$1,800
View B) World War II Japanese Nagoya Arsenal Type 14 Nambu Pistol4423B) World War II Japanese Nagoya Arsenal Type 14 Nambu Pistol$1,200$1,800
View C) D.G.F.M. - (F.M.A.P) Model 1927 .22LR Conversion Pistol4423C) D.G.F.M. - (F.M.A.P) Model 1927 .22LR Conversion Pistol$1,200$1,800
View Reproduction U.S. Union Switch and Signal Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol4443Reproduction U.S. Union Switch and Signal Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$950$1,500
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol4451U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,500$2,250
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol4453U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,100$1,600
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol4454U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,100$1,600
View U.S. Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol4455U.S. Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,000$1,500
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol4456U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,000$1,400
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol4457U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,100
View U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case4458U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case$900$1,400
View U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1911Semi-Automatic Pistol4459U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1911Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,400$1,900
View U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster4460U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster$1,100$1,600
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol4461U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,100$1,600
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol4462U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,000$1,500
View U.S. Army Remington-UMC Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol4463U.S. Army Remington-UMC Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$900$1,400
View U.S. Army Remington-UMC Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol4464U.S. Army Remington-UMC Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,300
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol4465U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,100
View Two Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Essex Model 1911A1 Pistol4466Two Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Essex Model 1911A1 Pistol$1,000$1,500
View B) Colt Model 1903 Pocket Pistol4466B) Colt Model 1903 Pocket Pistol$1,000$1,500
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol4467U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,200$1,700
View Pre-World War I U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic with Holster4468Pre-World War I U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic with Holster$1,100$1,600
View U.S. Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster4469U.S. Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster$1,000$1,500
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol4470U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,300
View Fine World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster4533Fine World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster$1,600$2,500
View U.S. Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with British Proofs4534U.S. Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with British Proofs$1,000$1,400
View U.S. Remington/UMC Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol4535U.S. Remington/UMC Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,300
View Two U.S. Military Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) U.S. Ithaca Model 1911A1 Pistol4537Two U.S. Military Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) U.S. Ithaca Model 1911A1 Pistol$1,100$1,400
View B) U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Pistol4537B) U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Pistol$1,100$1,400
View U.S. Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol4539U.S. Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$1,000$1,400
View U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol4540U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,300
View U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol4541U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$900$1,300
View Two U.S. Military Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Pre-War U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Pistol4542Two U.S. Military Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Pre-War U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Pistol$1,100$1,600
View B) U.S. Remington Rand Model 1911A1 Pistol4542B) U.S. Remington Rand Model 1911A1 Pistol$1,100$1,600
View U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol4544U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol$900$1,500
View U.S. Ithaca Gun Co. Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol4545U.S. Ithaca Gun Co. Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$900$1,400
View U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol4546U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,300
View U.S. Ithaca Gun Co. Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol4547U.S. Ithaca Gun Co. Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,200
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Mexican Markings and Ornate Grips4585U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Mexican Markings and Ornate Grips$1,300$1,800
View U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol4587U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol$800$1,300
View Five Semi-Automatic Sporting Pistols -A) Ruger Model 22/45 Pistol with Case4917Five Semi-Automatic Sporting Pistols -A) Ruger Model 22/45 Pistol with Case$1,600$2,250
View B) Smith & Wesson Model 22A-1 Pistol with Case4917B) Smith & Wesson Model 22A-1 Pistol with Case$1,600$2,250
View C) Springfield Armory Model 1911A1 Pistol4917C) Springfield Armory Model 1911A1 Pistol$1,600$2,250
View D) Springfield Model XD-45 ACP Pistol with Case4917D) Springfield Model XD-45 ACP Pistol with Case$1,600$2,250
View E) Springfield Armory Model 1911-A1 Compact Pistol4917E) Springfield Armory Model 1911-A1 Compact Pistol$1,600$2,250
View Three Ruger Semi-Automatic Pistols with Cases -A) Ruger SR-1911 Pistol with Box4922Three Ruger Semi-Automatic Pistols with Cases -A) Ruger SR-1911 Pistol with Box$1,300$1,800
View B) Ruger SR40 Pistol4922B) Ruger SR40 Pistol$1,300$1,800
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