John Adams Jr. Engraved Colt Government Model Pistol

This vintage 1953 Colt Government Model was meticulously enhanced with intricate floral scrollwork by the notable engraver John Adams Jr. His signature “JAII” is subtly integrated into the design beneath the right-hand grip, adding a personal touch that is both unique and elegant.

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This vintage 1953 Colt Government Model is a distinguished piece, meticulously enhanced with intricate floral scrollwork by the notable engraver John Adams Jr. His signature “JAII” is subtly integrated into the design beneath the right-hand grip, adding a personal touch that is both unique and elegant. This firearm is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, boasting extensive classic American scrollwork that adorns almost every facet, including the magazine’s baseplate. The meticulous details highlight the artistry and skill involved in its creation.

The left side of the slide is meticulously marked with the firearm’s model and caliber alongside the iconic Rampant Colt emblem, which adds a historic and authentic touch to the piece. The right side displays the Colt company address, providing proof of its origins and authenticity. The serial number is prominently placed on the frame’s right side, ensuring its identity is clear and traceable.

This Colt Government Model also has an original factory letter confirming its provenance. It was part of a particular ten-gun batch delivered to John J. Tobler Inc. in Union City, New Jersey, on December 23, 1953. This documentation adds to the firearm’s collector value, linking it directly to its historical context and initial distribution.

This Colt Government Model design maintains its traditional elements and is complemented by smooth, sleek grips that provide a comfortable hold and enhance the firearm’s overall aesthetics. Additionally, it comes with a vintage Kraft-style box with a manually labeled tag corresponding to the firearm, which protects the piece and provides an additional layer of authenticity and historical value.

This Colt Government Model has preserved over 99% of its original blue finish, making it an exceptional find for collectors and enthusiasts alike. Preserving such a high level of the original finish is rare. It speaks to the careful handling and maintenance it has received over the years, further enhancing its appeal and value as a collector’s item.

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