Amazing. Three conservatives and USMC to boot! The New Service M1909 is such a fine revolver too. You can just feel the quality in those pre WWI Colts. They are as smooth as glass.
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Just too cool! You don't have a piece of history, you have a chunk of it.
Do you think that any of these saw service during WW1?
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That is amazing, hope you bought a lotto ticket! Thank You for your service.
Amazing story, Semper Fi
USMC 1974-1982 Sgt 0341, TXARNG Active Duty SFC Tank Commander, Master Recruiter 1987-2000
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Uberti Open Top 1872 model in .45Colt with 7 1/2" barrel, Colt M1945A1, Winchester 1873 & 94.
Wow, that's incredible. Great patience and awareness on your part as well. Congratulations.
if you know a little bit more about the early numbering, I would be glad to hear..
I have Colt 1909 No. 24028 that letters as USMC No. 47... but have a look at the picture.
I have asked this question before.. search with No. 24028 and you will see the information I got.
Last edited by Schuren; 11-09-2019 at 01:17 PM. Reason: forgot something
I own USN model that is #35 and it also shows being shipped in the same group of 85 as yours. My letter also states it was marked USMC #35 and shipped to United States Government General Storekeeper United States Marine Corps Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These first group of Navy guns were shipped to the marines so I think that Colts records are in era as to the correct markings. It probably shows that in the ledger book at the Colt archive department and that is how they type the letters. These are Navy guns as there are marked as such and have the standard New Service frame with smooth walnut stocks.
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