Questions about a Colt Model 1908 .25ACP
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    Quote Originally Posted by 73shovel View Post
    The Tansley safety factory experimental model pictured in Dr. Brunner's book marked "E7" (my post #5 above) does not have a verified proof mark either.

    Neither the left trigger guard bow VP location, nor the serial number location, on the OP's pistol appear to be dished out from buffing and refinishing. And, the slide address looks untouched.

    Hopefully, Sam can shed some light on our mystery.
    The Colt in Brunner's book has a hand stamped serial number E7 (experimental 7 ?), where the pistol shown above has a pantagraphed number in different fonts. Something has been done in the area where the original serial number would have been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyP View Post
    ..........Something has been done in the area where the original serial number would have been.
    "Something has been done", but I don't think that it appears that an entire deeply stamped serial number has been removed, or that the VP mark has been removed.

    I'm not suggesting that the OP's pistol is necessarily a factory experimental model, and I agree that the font is very different from E7, but the similarity of no apparent serial number, and an alpha numeric number in the same serial number location, and the absence of a VP mark on both pistols is intriguing.
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    One more update - on closer inspection, I was able to find the “KK” stamp on the frame as well - located on the top of the frame.
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    One other marking found is at the base of the trigger guard on the left side. Appears to be a “5”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jefsnell View Post
    One other marking found is at the base of the trigger guard on the left side. Appears to be a “5”.
    That is the final inspector's mark, who would have applied the VP.
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