COLT 1905 45 acp with Colt letter to Missouri in 1907
Guns International #: 101344685 Seller's Inventory #: 2516
Category: Colt Pistols - 1905 - .45 ACP Pistols

Seller's Information
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Seller: tedm
Member Since: 7/28/16
First Name: Theodore
Last Name: Mayer
State: North Carolina
Zip: 27614
Country: United States
Phone: (919) 819-9400
Number of Active Listings: 0
Total Number of Listings: 36
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
You must inform me and pay return shipping costs if returned
Payment Types Accepted: Money order, cashiers check, personal check will hold til cleared if I don't know you



Description:
Rare COLT Model 1905 45 acp manufactured in 1907 and shipped to Wyeth Hardware, St Joseph, MO on 10/12/1907 in a shipment of 5 pistols. Only about 6210 Model 1905's were produced - the first commercial 45's by Colt and John Browning (the inventor). 

Serial number 2516, comes with the Colt archive letter, a copy of Wyeth Hardware letterhead correspondence and original old stock Wyeth price tag stamps. 

Per John Potocki's book, THE COLT MODEL 1905 AUTOMATIC PISTOL, this #2516 has the correct left slide markings: PATENTED APR 20, 1897 SEPT 9, 1902 DEC 19, 1905      COLT'S PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG CO    HARTFORD CONN USA with a circled rampant Colt. 
The right slide is marked: AUTOMATIC COLT CALIBRE 45 RIMLESS SMOKELESS
Also present is the veified proof "VP" marking, "K" assembler George Donovan, "6" inspector James Donlin, "W" and "4".

Checkered walnut diamond checkered grips are correct, but notice a small crack on the right above the screw ferrule. I believe everything is correct and original. I've shot this with light loaded 200 gr 45acp - shoots and functions well.

Ask any questions. I want you to appreciate and care for this 1905 that I've owned for more than 25 years.

Shipping is $40 UPS insured to a FFL. This is C&R eligible if legal to ship to your state and jurisdiction - know your state / local laws.
Three day inspection period. MO / certified funds preferred, but I will accept personal checks (might wait for clearing) unless I know you.

SOLD

Curio/Relic: Yes
Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1905
Serial Number: 2516
Caliber Info: 45 acp
Bore: worn/frosted
Barrels: 5
Finish: blue
Weight: 31-35 oz