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To determine whether marking is even an issue on these, we would need a specimen of an earlier .38 Colt, documented to the Pennsylvania Guard, to see if Pennsylvania had service-specific markings added.

On the earlier DA Colts, the US Army stampings, RAC and such, were applied by ordnance inspectors at the factory. These Army Specials obviously did not go through the standard ordnance inspection process, and Pennsylvania may just not have had state-specific additions. But to determine that, you would indeed need comparison examples.
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This is my Pennsylvania State Police carbine. It appears in the listing on Pennsylvania State Police carbines in the August 2007 Man at Arms. These guns were provided to the State Police in 1906 through the assistance of Teddy Roosevelt who instrumental in forming the State Police. The history of Teddy's involvement is told in the rare book, "Justice to All." The carbine bares the markings, "S.P.F. C40 and has the 1877 upgrade/replacement stock. Interestingly, the gun has the remnants of period plating which appears to have been done at the arsenal.



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Sweet score. Thanks for sharing it with us and it's history. I like it.
 

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Thank you very much!!! Great looking gun .
Is there anything about the State Arsenal in it???
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Thank you very much!!! Great looking gun .
Is there anything about the State Arsenal in it???
Peter
I recall it doesn’t talk about the Arsenal.
 
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