Colt 1911 Commercial "government Model" Canadian Contract
This group of 5,099 pistols, serial numbered between about C3077 and C13500, were purchased by the Canadian Government in 1914. Most observed pistols appear to be unmarked and can be identified only by a Colt factory letter. Others have been observed with Canadian Broad Arrow property mark, as well as unit markings. Often these unit markings are applied in a very rudimentary manner that detracts considerably from the appearance. (Any applied markings done crudely, deduct 10-50 percent.) Due to the nature of these markings, a Colt factory letter is probably a requirement to authenticate these pistols. Re-finish=Fair/Poor. NOTE: Add 20- to 50 percent for finish. 99-100 percent.