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CFC 06-28-2020 06:51 PM

Early 1947 Government Model
Here is a rather nice 1947 Colt Government Model that has the early 47 slide marking on the left. Gun is high polished blue with surplus military parts.

filson 06-29-2020 07:33 AM

Very, very nice pistol. Superb condition. Do you think the magazine is a pre WWII specimen?

WilsonCombatRep 06-29-2020 07:53 AM


dsk 06-29-2020 10:34 AM

Where's the drool icon when you need it?

CFC 06-29-2020 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by filson (Post 13197854)
...... Do you think the magazine is a pre WWII specimen?

It's a pre-War pinned base and with a matte finish

chrometank 06-29-2020 03:33 PM

They don't come much nicer than that , thanks for sharing it.

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USMM guy 06-29-2020 10:52 PM

Well thank God!
Somebody finally opened up the box to see what was in it! Unbelievably nice gun! What a treasure! :):):)

From the pictures, it does not even look like it has ever been fired. Can you tell if it has been?

ZGrand 06-30-2020 07:27 AM


Sergio Natali 06-30-2020 11:21 AM

I don't know what to say except it's a real beauty!! Congrats indeed.

1saxman 06-30-2020 02:02 PM

That is the correct mag. They issued all they had left before starting out with a new post-war mag. Your mag was refinished for military issue but was left over after the war. Originally they had a satin blue finish. They must have had thousands of the base plates on hand too, because they also used them to make welded mags during the war. So, you can find several types with the same floor plate; satin blue, pinned, original pre-war GM, matte pinned, WWII production, matte welded, WWII production.
BTW, that '47 is beautiful!

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