Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Colt Mk.IV Series 70

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Colt Mk.IV Series 70

Date

1981

Object Number

XII.11236

Provenance

Transferred to the Royal Armouries via the National Museums Consortium from the Home Office Firearms Compensation Scheme, 1997

Physical Description

A standard MkIV Colt that has been highly decorated with peacock bluing all over. The slide and frame has been engraved and chiselled with stylised lions. The whole has beeen outlined with a gold border. The trigger, hammer, saftey, slide lock, spring retainer and screws have been gold plated. The grip plates are of dark horn.
The magazine is missing

Dimensions

BarrelLength4.88 inches
BarrelLength124 mm
OverallLength8.7 inches
OverallLength221 mm
OverallWeight1.11 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 0091GJS

Calibre

.45 in ACP

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with nitro proof and the serial number inside the flange of the magazine well

Associations

Places America

Notes

It is possibly that the engraver has the initials GJS.