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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikebiker View Post
    The guy must have worn his belt very tight to keep that thing in place!
    I just noticed it has a slight angle for a cross draw, but is also the way Jim likes strong side holsters with the butt canted to the rear like for fast draw.
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    Thanks Jim . Yup , I did notice both of the marks on the holster .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyatt Burp View Post
    Here's what Jim wrote me about it, "Here's the old colt,it was carried as a duty weapon,the top inside right grip panel is signed 'Geo m. Foster chief [unreadable] off,I Det of Marion [ either IA or LA] I can't read it any better,then down the back it says "this is my [unreadable] gun.
    I checked the U.S. Census records for 1910 and 1920 and could not find a George M. Foster who was a LEO in Marion, IA or LA and not in any other U.S. town named Marion. I found several George M. Fosters including one in Marion, IN at the right time but he worked for a furniture manufacturer. Maybe Jim's George Foster was a part-time LEO. Any chance of showing a close up photo of the info on the inside of the grip panel? I would be glad to look further to see if the mystery man can be identified.
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    It is neat how the three action screws are nearly identical in their regulation or orientation to each other.
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    I'm really curious about the owner of this old gun too,I'll see if I can get my neighbor to take a clear picture of the grip panel,then get Matt to post it.It might take awhile but I'll do it asap.This is one of the times I wish I understood more about this"evil machine"
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    Here is the inscriptin inside the grip of the 1901 Colt
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    I’d like to solve the puzzle, Pat.

    “This is my special gun.”

    Just my guess looking at the pic on my iPhone with 51 years old eyes that are desperate for glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrus View Post
    I’d like to solve the puzzle, Pat.

    “This is my special gun.”

    Just my guess looking at the pic on my iPhone with 51 years old eyes that are desperate for glasses.
    That's my guess too,where I got lost was what was written on the top of the grip.

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    Geo (George) or Leo M Foster
    Chief Detective of
    J Det (Detachment perhaps)
    Madison
    Ind (Indiana)



    Maybe not it at all but, my tired traveling eyes see something similar to that....

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    “Geo. M. Flattery........Marion, Ind.”


 
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