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Old 06-28-2020, 06:51 PM
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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.
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:33 AM
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Very, very nice pistol. Superb condition. Do you think the magazine is a pre WWII specimen?
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:53 AM
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:34 AM
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Old 06-29-2020, 12:37 PM
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...... Do you think the magazine is a pre WWII specimen?
It's a pre-War pinned base and with a matte finish
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:33 PM
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They don't come much nicer than that , thanks for sharing it.
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:52 PM
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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?

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Old 06-30-2020, 07:27 AM
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Beautiful!
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:21 AM
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I don't know what to say except it's a real beauty!! Congrats indeed.
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:02 PM
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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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