Colt 1905 45 acp with box. Is box correct?
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    Colt 1905 45 acp with box. Is box correct?

    This boxed Colt 1905 45, numbered to the pistol, is on GB. I have no irons in the fire on this one, but I've never seen a 1905 box. Potocki has a picture in his book but writes that he never saw one in person. I've been collecting 1905's for 30 years and never saw one either. Your thoughts on originality?

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    Well I vote real.....but maybe I'm just hoping it is too...it almost looks too nice on the inside...the gun is in amazing condition too...

    My WAG is you need this one.....go get it....RR
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    I believe the box is original. Whether or not it is original to this pistol, who knows. The end label is the second type. These labels changed from the first type in 1908. The inside box label looks right. With the pistol being made in 1907 and the box dating to 1908, I would guess the overlap is close enough to make the package legit.
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