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VIETNAMESE COPY OF 1911 SEMI AUTO PISTOL.

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:750.00 USD Estimated At:1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD
VIETNAMESE COPY OF 1911 SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
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Cal. 45 ACP. S# NC304. Consignor states found by tunnel rat. Front sight is wide, showing rounded silhouette. No apparent serrations. Rear sight is somewhat flat on top w/ a deep square notch off center. Recoil spring & recoil spring guide appear to be U.S. GI., unmarked. Receiver, while handmade, has most of the normal GI features except the ejector is integral to the frame. Cutout in receiver is there for thumb safety but thumb safety is missing. Pin which is normally part of the thumb safety is a separate pin. Mag. catch appears to be U.S. GI made, although checkering is done by hand. Trigger appears to be from a Post WWII Colt as it has similar serrations. Mainspring housing & hammer are Vietnamese mfg. Grip safety may be reclaimed U.S. GI. Stocks appear to be reclaimed GI Keyes Fibre w/ lg. screws holding them on. Slide appears to be Vietnamese mfg. Plunger & plunger spring are missing. Recoil spring plug is Vietnamese mfg. Vietnamese character above S#. MAGS: 1 U.S. GI Risdon mfg. 7 rd. w/ welded base having blued finish w/ most blue gone. Baseplate marked "C-R". CONDITION: 1911 Colt made bbl. w/ vertical "PH" proof visible through ejection port. Bbl. has been nickel plated. Bore is heavily pitted. Finish is in the white w/ 40% patina. PROVENANCE: Ex-Craig Baravalle Collection of Big Flats, New York. (21-1692/KK). MODERN. $1,500-2,500.