I recently acquired a rather standard Colt 1903 Hammerless with British proofs and am wondering about its history. It is a 1915 gun (#190215) with about 80% remaining finish, early magazine (two-tone, pinned and unmarked floorplate) with a single set of British proofs. I interpret the proofs to be 1964 British Birmingham commercial proof for sale and/or export based on Charles W. Clawson's article in the "Gun Collector's Digest, 5th Edition, The Government Model in British Service". The gun has no earlier British proofs as one would expect from a commercial gun in England before WWII. My guess is that it is a gun that went over as a "Battle of Britain" donated gun from America, was put into storage and never issued or used and then released as surplus for sale to the U.S. in the 1960's. I've read that a lot of civilian guns were donated to the British during the "dark days" immediately following Dunkirk and sent over for emergency use, but never heard much about their final disposition. I'd really like to find a link to information about these donated guns and if this 1903 could be one of them. Thanks in advance for your input.