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    Guy posts pics and info of the very first military issue Colt 1903. A very rare find!

    A guy on reddit just posted pictures of his great grandfather's WWI Navy issued Colt 1903 hammerless. What makes this particular gun so rare is that it was the very first 1903 to be issued to a US General Officer, a trend which would continue until the 1970's when it was eventually phased out by the M15. These guns had no "US Property" markings on them to distinguish them from civilian models, which contributes to its rarity. He was able trace the gun's ownership to a Malcolm Slarrow, a US Navy Admiral who worked in DC at the time. This is a pretty cool piece of Colt history. Check it out here:

    I give you my Great Grandfathers extremely rare World War I Navy issued Colt 1903. Only 2 are known to exist. Xpost from /r/guns : history
    Last edited by Runix; 05-27-2013 at 12:11 PM.
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