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    Springfield Research Service

    A question about this. I have the books from Springfield Research service that lists a lot of serial numbers for different guns, showing which branch of the US military, or the US post office, etc, owned the gun. My question is, if a serial number is NOT listed, does that mean the gun was not purchased by the US government?

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    I think it means they don't have a definitive record on where the gun was sent. BTW...those books are worth some nice coin on the market.
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    I think it just means that those ones listed are ones they have records for or know where it ended up. Just because your number isn't listed doesn't mean it wasn't purchased by the Gov.
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    Odds are better that a gun is not listed then listed. They combed the archives and recorded any and all mention of guns by serial number. A post office record may be that a gun was turned in by them on such and such date. The records show issue dates, turn in dates, stolen dates, and any other information found.
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    So...for every gun that IS listed, say a SAA that went to XYZ infantry, shouldn't a Colt letter show it as being shipped to a US arsenal? I guess I may go back on this forum and find a few letters people posted and look up the data myself. I just wonder where SRS got their data. And I have 1 or 2 books but bought the CD for the others...it is a wealth of info and was relatively cheap on the Bay.

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    The numbers were obtained by someone going through the archives and recording numbers found. It in no way means there isn't a record for a given serial number, just that it wasn't or hasn't been found. Multiple records are found on some.
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