For sale is an Auto Ordnance Corp. Model of 1911. This is a “project gun” from the previous owner. It has a WWI period Colt slide, an “Auto Ordnance” marked frame, Threaded barrel, “Wichita” rear sight, and Pachmayr grips. Appears a gunsmith re-finished the entire pistol in a basic matte black. Included are a pair of Colt wood grips and 1-7rd magazine.
The M1911, also known as Colt 1911, or Colt Government, is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. The pistol’s formal designation as of 1940 was Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 for the original model of 1911 or Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911A1 for the M1911A1, which was adopted in 1924. The designation changed to Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1 in the Vietnam War era.