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     color. The grip unit is marked size “M.” The original box identifies the pistol as “UDM17-9-SURPLUS” and contains two extra magazines, a standard weight recoil spring, cable lock, and papers. An included Freedom of Information Act letter from the Department of Defense states this pistol was received by the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on December 17, 2017, and was later turned back in to the Fort Campbell Logistics Readiness Center on December 11, 2019. CONDITION: Excellent as a U.S. Army issued pistol, retaining 90% plus of original Coyote PVD finish with light edge wear and holster wear. The grip frame has moderate handling wear as expected from a duty sidearm. Mechanically excellent. Box is very fine.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250
   LOT 451
Factory Inscribed Colt National Match Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter -
Serial no. 8284-NM, 45 ACP cal., 5 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. The included Colt factory letter confirms the serial number, barrel length, factory inscription, and date of
shipment as June 21, 1961, to the headquarters of the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice: Department of the Army in Washington D.C. Attn: Lt. Col. S.C. Carpenter. The pistol features low profile
Patridge blade front and fully adjustable rear notch sights, serrated slide catch, magazine release, and thumb safety, serrated adjustable aluminum trigger, serrated fore strap, flat serrated mainspring housing (noted as a special feature in the letter), and a short spur checkered hammer. The right side of the slide is factory inscribed “HIGH CIVILIAN/NATIONAL
TROPHY INDIVIDUAL PISTOL MATCH/1961”. Fitted with checkered grips with inset gold Colt medallions. The top shooter of the 1961 Civilian National Trophy Individual Pistol Match competition was Charles E. Hery with a score of 283.
CONDITION: Very good with 95% plus original royal blue finish remaining with some mild edge wear, handling marks, and some light surface scratches. The grips are good as repaired with a repaired crack running from the butt to about the mid point on the right panel, handling marks, and some light bruising in the otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
 332 Estimate: 3,500 - 6,000
 LOT 450
Documented U.S. Army Issued SIG
Sauer M17 Semi-Automatic Pistol
with FOIA Letter and Box - Serial
no. TF002655, 9 mm Luger cal., 4 3/4
inch round bbl., coyote pvd finish, plastic grips. In January 2017
it was announced that SIG Sauer had won the highly competitive U.S. Military Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract to replace
the Beretta M9 as the standard U.S. military sidearm, and later
that year the U.S. Army announced the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions were to be the first units to receive the M17. Only 3,000 of these pistols were returned to SIG Sauer for sale on the commercial market. The M17 is a variant of the SIG Sauer 320 modular pistol
and integrates an ambidextrous thumb safety to the fire control unit. Features illuminated night sights, optics mounting point on the slide, “+P” weight recoil spring, and Coyote PVD metal finish and polymer

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