This is the Colt Company try at new technology and design with their Model 2000 double action, semi-auto pistol in 9mm Parabellum. This one is marked "First Edition" and is New in the Box, the aluminum frame version with a 4 1/2" barrel and 15 round high capacity magazine. The BK prefix in the serial number of the first 3000 is to commemorate the designer Reed Knight, this one is BK02987. All of these guns were recalled by Colt for an adjustment and somewhere I have a letter that I received to this effect. I never sent this one back, it has been in my collection since shipped from Colt in 1993. This model was only made from 1991 to 1993 and finding them in this condition and unaltered is rare. There is a slight rubbing of the bluing on the top rail from box wear but not very noticeable, otherwise in as new condition. The outer box has some edge wear, the blue plastic case is new and contains the instruction book and unused cleaning brush. There is one magazine for the gun and a loader. The three dot sighting system, light weight of 33 ounces and fine grip feel with excellent pointing capability were fine features of this new model and thoughts of taking this new design into the twenty-first century abounded within the Colt Company. Manufacturing the design proved too much for Colt and they returned the design and tooling to Reed Knight and discontinued the pistol. Your chance to own one is here and now with this offering and we have it priced with the stated purpose that this gun is for collecting only and not to be fired unless proven satisfactorily safe by Colt Company as per their recall for any adjustments that should be made.