Designed by John Browning, the Model 1911 was the standard-issue side arm for the United States armed forces from 1911 to 1985 and is still carried by some U.S. forces today. The Model 1911’s longevity is due to Browning’s often-imitated design, which incorporates the short recoil principle. The M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. While many manufacturers have produced this firearm, Colt is the original and the most trusted. This is an original 1917-manufactured military pistol that has not been reworked or refinished. The Army pistol is marked “US Property” and was made by Springfield for Colt during World War II. Its wood and metal are in good conditon and its bore is in very good condition.