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    I would rate the engraving as Master Level. A very fine looking Colt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bowles View Post
    While Glahn, and most other traditional engravers, did not sign their work, Glahn would typically include one or more "V" shaped patterns in his work.
    Here are examples of the "V" pattern. Most Glahn engraved revolvers have one or more of these marks.

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    Here are a few more pictures of Wilbur Glahn's work. I would also like to see photo's of the box that accompanied the OP's gun.

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    Absoluly gorgeous. Thank you for posting these pics. I have something to look for now.

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    Did I miss something in the fine print, or does it have one checkered wood stock and one plastic stock?

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    Kinda looks that way .
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Thank you for the info. Colt serial number web sight dates the pistol to 1945 and Colt customer service also dates it to 1945. I think i'll stick with that.
    You’re welcome to do so, although they might not be correct. I’ve been tracking the war-time OP serials informally.

    If you are not comfortable sharing yours, I would appreciate you letting us know if it is above or below 724347. That is one of our known benchmarks. The Colt online serial look-up as well as Proofhouse show it as 1945, but it was actually delivered Oct. 31, 1942, the first revolver in Commando configuration.
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