Except for the earliest models, the barrels of these guns are constructed with a hinged floating rear chamber that amplifies the recoil, cycling the heavy slide. We always combine on shipping to save you as much as we can. This sight was developed at the behest of the U. The left of the frame has a faint mark from the slide stop, the underside of the frame and front strap of the grip frame have faint scuffs and faint evidence of emerging patina as photographed. These washers limited slide travel, necessitating relocation of the slide stop notch to suit the new. The Accro was pressed into service pinned, actually.
This example is in Excellent condition with little sign of use and none of abuse. In the days before hand loading was widespread and commercially reloaded ammo was available, the cost savings to the dedicated shooter was considerable. My Service Model Ace was a 1983 baby, and it has a. The Service Ace even included the new Stevens-pattern target sight as offered on the center-fire pistol. The difference was like night and day. Someone could outbid you in the final seconds of the auction if your Max Bid isn't high enough.
As marked, is it rarer than the standard Ace models? Note that the largest serial number shown is 13803. Atop the slide sat the adjustable Ace sight, also unique to this model. It shoots great and looks great, so no complaints from me. We accept Cashier's Checks, Money Orders, Cash, Personal Checks and Cards. Rim-fires of all types seem to display pronounced preferences for some types or brands of ammo over others, and now that I have discovered the improved function of the hyper-velocity ammunition, I can investigate the accuracy potential of other brands, as well.
If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact us before leaving negative or neutral feedback. Somebody sold a military Ace conversion kit with the Parko-Lubrite finish on the Classifieds of this forum a few months ago. Type of Finish: Blue Finish Originality: Original Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. This pistol is also counterfeited the most. With the original factory box, 3 magazines and paperwork, this one will be hard to pass up, especially if you are a Colt collector. Putting my liberal arts education to work on this problem of combined engineering and physics, I believed originally that the leading was caused by the bullet having to jump a gap between the chamber and the barrel as the gun fired, like the flash gap in a revolver, only internal.
Someone must have been buying the. The numbers do not appear in most of the serial number tables which haven't been updated in years but there really isn't anything rare about the newer version- especially if it isn't completely original anymore. Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. Thanks for all the input on the Colt guys! To pay online, please use the 'Pay Now' link at the bottom of the invoice, which will be sent after the sale. Besides the choking, the converted.
This invoice will include totals for the sale and all instructions. Note: Slide is numbered in tiny digits 365 instead of 356. This example was the best Parko-Lubrite example I have ever seen. Exceptions only arise when the items are going to different locations different licenses , or when they are exceptionally large, heavy or valuable and cannot be combined. Army, which was helping in the development of the Ace, and upon whose approval Colt depended for the promise of volume sales.
But could this tightening rob the slide of the necessary energy to reciprocate under the urging of the diminutive rim-fire? The right panel has a compession below and forward of center, otherwise there are only light handling marks. Sponsors Panel If you intend to buy something from Brownells, Cabela's, TandemKros or Tekmat, please use their banners in our sites. The slide and hammer serrations are sharp. To call and pay by phone, please wait until the afternoon on Monday after the sale. No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith. The first Ace was a conventional blow-back operated semi-automatic that outwardly resembled the gun adopted by Uncle Sam in 1911, but with the swinging link and locking lugs of the. Once again I appreciate the information.
So, it looks like I have a frame, that was originally built as a. It has a serial number xxxxx70B. Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Naval Pistol Team gun with letter and documentation. I think your Dad's ace - whether service model or commercial model - if made in 1945-era is a very valuable firearm. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item. The complete Colt factory serial number records show Colt Ace Model.