Any idea on how many were produced in 455 before 1916?
Thanks. So if I'm lucky and find one made in 1914 in decent condition i should grab it if it is at a low price.
No Colt letter yet. But if you search the Colt serial numbers it comes up with a 1914 , 1911 model. If you put the W first it comes up with nothing. Serial is W629xx.
And I don't think that this was converted to 45acp as some were as the clip says .455.
I called Paul at Colt archives this morning and he said run the number with a c prefix as the w prefix was mixed into the C series. I did and it came out as 1916. Paul also mentioned that all of these went to the London Armory.
Mike, 1916, just like Stan3 said! Stan3 knows those guns!!