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I know from dealing with the Colt percussion reissue gun made for colt, it was a matter of
Whether they were shipped to Colt before
Distribution, as to whether you could get a Cotl letter on them. Does anyone Know if the new production M1903 General Officers
Pistols made for Colt in Pennsylvania, were shipped to Colt/ letterable?
 

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I would doubt it....
But
There is a "Sticky" at the top of the Lounge forum that has a thread entitled "Colt Archives". Paul from the Colt Archive dept answers basic questions and I'm quite sure can answer your question.
 

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I know from dealing with the Colt percussion reissue gun made for colt, it was a matter of
Whether they were shipped to Colt before
Distribution, as to whether you could get a Cotl letter on them. Does anyone Know if the new production M1903 General Officers
Pistols made for Colt in Pennsylvania, were shipped to Colt/ letterable?
I think I'm not understanding very well, but why would you consider paying another $75 (or whatever the current "fee" is), on top of the $1200/$1600 you already paid for your pistol, which is simply a modern manufactured replica, of a gun that was made many years ago by Colt?

I would assume you're aware of where you bought it, (paperwork?), and again, it no doubt had to have been manufactured in the past year or two, (since the re-issue didn't exist before that), so I am just curious as to what a "letter" from Colt would prove?
 

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I think I'm not understanding very well, but why would you consider paying another $75 (or whatever the current "fee" is), on top of the $1200/$1600 you already paid for your pistol, which is simply a modern manufactured replica, of a gun that was made many years ago by Colt?

I would assume you're aware of where you bought it, (paperwork?), and again, it no doubt had to have been manufactured in the past year or two, (since the re-issue didn't exist before that), so I am just curious as to what a "letter" from Colt would prove?
Simply an acedemic question.... years will go by, and the gun purchased today will be around after you and I are gone, and one day
It will be 50 yrs from now.
With that in mind... its only a yes, or no
 

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Unlike the black powders, these guns are not being sold by Colt. Other than the license, there is no connection to Colt. They will never letter.
 

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Unlike the black powders, these guns are not being sold by Colt. Other than the license, there is no connection to Colt. They will never letter.
The 3rd reissue black powders did’nt paper either... made by the same people and location as the 1st and 2nd... the only difference was they wasnt shipped to colt
, then distributed. Was a catalog item just like the earlier ones.
The 1903 manual clearly states
“Made for Colt under license by U.S. Armament “
And is in the Colt Catalog as a special edition. Colt was a part of the reverse engineering at every step according U.S.
Armament.
 

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The 3rd reissue black powders did’nt paper either... made by the same people and location as the 1st and 2nd... the only difference was they wasnt shipped to colt
, then distributed. Was a catalog item just like the earlier ones.
The 1903 manual clearly states
“Made for Colt under license by U.S. Armament “
And is in the Colt Catalog as a special edition. Colt was a part of the reverse engineering at every step according U.S.
Armament.
 

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It also has to be sent to Colt for repair, not U.S. Armament

And the Colt custom shop will work on them[/QUOTE]

 

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It also has to be sent to Colt for repair, not U.S. Armament

And the Colt custom shop will work on them
I am sorry, (I'm really not trying to be a PITA) but I think you're reading something into the instructions that is not there!

It clearly says: "PLEASE CALL COLT AT (800) 962-2658 (COLT) EXTENSION 1450 FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO SEND US THE FIREARM".

It does NOT say "where" it is to be sent, but instead that they will TELL YOU where to send it, when you call!
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I've sent both of mine back for repairs, one of them twice, and each time they went to US Armament. The good news is that they paid shipping both ways, included a free magazine when they returned them and got them back to me within one week all three times.
 

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I've sent both of mine back for repairs, one of them twice, and each time they went to US Armament. The good news is that they paid shipping both ways, included a free magazine when they returned them and got them back to me within one week all three times.
Yes...and I think you "lucked out" by that fact. If they'd have been sent to Colt, you would have probably been lucky to have seen them again for a year or more! :)
 

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Unlike the black powders, these guns are not being sold by Colt. Other than the license, there is no connection to Colt. They will never letter.
Correct. These will not letter as they are only made under license, nor are they shipped from Colt.
 
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