Posted elsewhere, but here’s the Colt Army Special that is marked with Greek Army markings. Charles (CDA926) told me about this gun broker auction. I won it and it shoots nice! The last photo shows the U. S. Ordnance Officer’s mark; there is no record of the US Military ever using the Army Special. The rust is coming off using the old copper penny trick.
Here is an Army Special from 1922 that I picked up a couple of weeks ago. It is as-new in the original box and I think it is one of the most classic revolvers Colt made. This one has a 5" barrel and is chambered in .38 cal., which seems to be .38 Spl. The original box is numbered to the gun and the only thing missing is the .38 cal. cleaning brush. Colt Archive Letter is on order.
Here is my post from years ago that shows that the Army Special was still being produced and sold as late as 1937. Not exactly a "clean up run of guns" because the frames and other parts were brand new made at Colt for each gun. The barrels were clean up from existing inventory for sure. Just shows how wrong all the books can be saying they were discontinued in the 1920's.
My Great-Great Grandfather's Army Special, Eubanks holster, and cartridge belt of unknown origin. He carried this revolver while working Security in Mining Camps, and later as muscle for Ford Motor Company during the strike breaking years, after leaving West Texas (Border Wars) for Michigan. Family history says that this gun replaced the .41 Colt SAA that he carried as a West Texas Deputy, after years of hard use and black powder loads took their toll on the SAA.