Rare Rock Island Arsenal M15 General Officers Model 45ACP of Decorated Brigadier General James T. Tuberty
A Rare Rock Island Arsenal M15 General Officers Model 45ACP Pistol belonging to Decorated Brigadier General James T. Tuberty will be sold in Centurion's February 27th, 2016 Militaria & Firearm Auction. There are only known to be 1004 RIA M15 pistols as having been made. It will be sold as Lot 15391 within the Firearm session of the auction.
The pistol is in excellent example, having checkered walnut grips and the right side has inlaid a cast Ordnance emblem that consists of the "crossed-cannons/leather belt" insignia with "ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL" on the belt, with the Shell/Flame and Ordnance Bomb. While the left grip panel is inlaid with a small silver name plate, this one is still blank. The pistol has a highly polished blue finish on all the parts and the barrel is chrome plated. Included with the pistol are 2 original magazines, each properly serial numberes in electro pencil: SN 270.
The pistol is also accompanied by a 1977 US Army letter and bill of sale documenting transfer of the pistol from US Army to Tuberty.
This pistol is 1 of only 1004 known to have been produced. These M15 pistols were manufactured by Rock Island Arsenal starting in the early 1970s through approximately 1985 when the U.S. Army adopted the Beretta M9 G.O. pistol.
This Militaria & Firearm Auction is public and open to all. Those interested may register and participate by floor, live telephone, Internet or absentee bidding. Please visit the February 27th 2016 Auction page for Details and Registration information. Please contact the gallery if you have any questions related to the Rock Island Arsenal M15 General Officers Model 45ACP Pistol belonging to Decorated Brigadier General James T. Tuberty.
Lot: 15391 | Estimate $7,000 - 10,000
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