Interesting gun. I believe they we sold to the US Army distributed to Postal Service..
As a point of interest, the Railway Mail Service actually started buying these before they were called Bankers Specials. The first order or two were just 2" Police Positives with the same RMS numbers and markings on them.
After I bought the Bankers Special I remembered I had bought a holster marked for USPO witha 1964 date. I tried the Bankers Special and it will not go into holster deep enough to snap the safety strap.
I tried a S&W Terrier and it fit perfectly.
I lettered this gun and the original letter seems to be lost in the mail I contacted Paul and he emailed me a copy and is mailing me a replacement letter. Exemplary service from Paul and Colt Archives.
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It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.
My late father was an RMS clerk for years. I have pictures of him in the car just like the posted photo. I also have his badge and a "Catchers pouch." love to find an RMS marked revolver but many were "Scrubbed" (markings removed)before being sold as surplus. And those which survived have gotten out of my price range.
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