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So this was one pistol on a contract that was shipped and marked for one individual?? Not disputing the ownership but odd that it is lettered like that. I thought it would be shipped to the ordnance/supply officer at Camp Ritchie and then they would have issued it out. Have never seen one (maybe a few early GO pistols) that lettered/named to a specific individual sent from Colt on US Government contracts.

I see it is already sold, so hopefully a Colt Forum member got it:)
I see it previously sold at RIA on 2 Dec 2017 for 7475.00. Quick flip for someone.
https://www.rockislandauction.com/d...ic-oss-officer-identified-rex-applegate?text=
Applegate's pistol was not privately purchased. There were quite a few Model M pistols shipped on Ordnance Dept or Navy contracts before they started getting the U.S. PROPERTY roll mark.
 

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Camp Ritchie was an intelligence training center during WW II. Many refugees from Europe were trained to be POW interrogators there. There was a documentary on TV about it a few years ago it was called The Ritchie Boys.
 
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