Re: Colt 1911A1 engraved need opinion
Most likely it wasn't factory engraved. One of my friends sends his pistols off to someone up north who does beautiful engraving work. All his Kimbers are engraved by the guy. Usually, factory engraving is done for commemorative pieces. Colt produced an engraved 1911 .45 as a commemorative pistol for Pearl Harbor. It has engraved images of ships on the slide. I have another friend who has one of them still boxed and never fired. The engraving on your pistol seems to be all scroll work so I suspect it was done after the pistol was purchased. Since the engraver and original owner of the pistol have quite likely passed to the great beyond, finding out sho did the engraving would be next to impossible.
Colt does maintain records of pistols they made so if you send them a mail with the serial number they should be able to tell you if it was factory engraved.
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Last edited by WHSmithIV; 02-08-2014 at 01:45 PM..