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AOC187 Colt Government Model 45 Shipped in 1917

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Colt Commercial 1911; Serial No. 95994; Shipped to Stark Seybold & Co. on May 23, 1917; 'Ensign Joseph H. Gest' Engraved on Right Side of slide; Gest was a Naval Aviator in Pensacola, FL as WWI started; Gest was born in Ohio in 1895; Naval Aviator #2128; In Jan. 1920 was a Lt. at Norfolk, Tanners Creek Operating Base; Joined U.S. Naval Reserve in 1942 Retired 1957; Formerly in George William Berry Collection and Jim Farris Collection; LIQUIDATING PERSONAL COLLECTION; Price: $5,000 + $30 S&H; Price includes insured shipping; return policy: three days inspection from the date the items received; full refund of shipping both ways ONLY IF THE ITEM IS MISREPRESENTED. (Scroll to view 18 photos of this item)

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