Until March 1942 the DSC actually functioned as a shipper, ordering large batches from Colt and S&W and then distributing them to approved users. See attached letter (not my gun). By late March, probably for efficiency, they shifted to still handling orders, approval, and payment, but had the factories ship directly to the end user.
So if you letter yours, the letter should show where the gun ended up.
It's not Colt itself you need to contact but Colt Archives which is a different entity. https://coltarchives.com
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