Colt 1911 Black Army
NOTE: this is an example of a previous customer restoration, and therefore the firearm is not for sale. Please browse the showroom for our current selection of restored, pre-owned, refinished and manufactured firearms. SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter to be among the first to learn about new additions to our website.
We are pleased to share a restored example of the iconic Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army in “Black Army” finish.
This World War I era service sidearm was made in 1918, when the famous semi-autos were polished and finished in the so-called “Black Army” style, including charcoal blued slide and frame.
Our period-correct finishing techniques reinstate the WWI heritage of this 1911’s original blackened finish. Colt used this in lieu of the standard polish and Charcoal Blue finish of the period in order to boost wartime production.
- Polish frame, slide and parts to period-correct finish
- Restore original markings to frame, slide and parts
- Furnish checkered double diamond walnut grips
- Black Army finish to 1911 frame, slide and parts
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