BRIGADIER GENERAL PHILLIP JOSEPH ZELLER JUNIOR’S ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL M15 GENERAL OFFICER MODEL SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
inv # 19-384
Caliber: 45 ACP
Barrel: 4 1/4″
Stock: 2 Piece checkered walnut grips. Left panel has inlaid 1 7/8″ presentation plate marked “Phillip J. Zeller, Jr. / 537-14-2059”. Right panel has crossed cannons medallion marked “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL”.
Sights: Slide equipped w/ National Match rear sight and 1/8″ square quick draw front sight made at RIA.
Features: National Match trigger, chrome plated at RIA with adjustment screw, recoil spring assembly being a new RIA design used on the GO pistols only. Vertically grooved mainspring housing having 6 horizontal grooves equally spaced cut into the housing’s lower half.Front grip strap is checkered at 20 lines to the inch. Polished blue finish w/ matted top on slide. 2 Piece checkered walnut grips.
Left panel has inlaid 1 7/8″ presentation plate marked “Phillip J. Zeller, Jr. / 537-14-2059”. Right panel has crossed cannons medallion marked “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL”.
MFG: Total of 1,004 were produced beginning in 1972.
NOTES: Brigadier General Phillip Joseph Zeller Junior began his career as private in the regular army in 1952 he was given a direct commission as the 2d Lieutenant in the Army Reserve. His career included assignments in Toledo, Ohio & Wichita, Kansas as deputy commander of the 89th U.S. Army Reserve Command. He was appointed Commander of 89th U.S. Army Reserve Command & promoted to Brigadier General on Feb. 14, 1980.