Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Colt 1911 A1

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Colt 1911 A1

Date

1970

Object Number

XII.11237

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via the Home Office Buy-in Scheme 1997, accessioned November 2001. From Nottinghamshire Police, no.5.

Physical Description

Nickle plated overall with smooth wooden grip plates. The left slide is engraved with leaves surrounding: WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE EROPEAN THEATRE OF OPERATIONS.
The right slide is engraved with leaves surrounding: NORTH ATLANTIC - TUNISIA - SICILY - PLOESTI - SALERNO - ANZIO - NORMANDY BASTOGNE - REMAGEN - BERLIN.
The wooden case has a draw holding the weapon on blue velvet with seven dummy nickle plated rounds. The lid of the box has a pasted picture of the German surrender to the Allies at Rheims, May 7 1945

Dimensions

BarrelLength128mm
OverallLength218mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1864ETO

Calibre

.45 in ACP

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on the frame wit the London proof mark

Associations

Places America

Notes

The total number produced of this commemorative was 11,500. The companion piece is the PTO commemorative.