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It appears to be all one solid barrel that was machined to look the way it does. The Barrel bushing cam is the same as a regularei8ght,
That is very interesting. Never seen one before. Is that heavy looking barrel at the end actually a sleeve around the barrel?
I'd like to see some pics of that gun field stripped.
Dave,Hello ei8ht, Could you tell me about the 1903 PDNY No-697. I notice it has timber stocks without medalions or checkering. Are these original to the gun?
I also have an old 1903 with professionally made and fitted timber stocks very similar to yours but can't seem to find any info as to whether the factory was supplying these. Mine are numbered to the gun and fill the hand somewhat better as they are wider than the usual ones. Dave.
Thank You for sharing your expertise on these stocks. I had nothing else to compare them to. It is good to know what their not.Hi ei8ht,
I am pretty sure those Stocks are old Home-Made ones, and not a Colt option of the day.
They appear to be made of Quarter Sawn Oak, and, that was not a Species which Colt would have offered or used.
Also, their overall shape and the tool marks and irregularities in areas of their backs, would not co-respond to the details of a Colt Stock when such was made of Wood.
Both Screw escutcheons appear to have been set into slightly too shallow of a counterbore, and then filed down to be flush with the surface of the Wood, with the left side one being more filed down than the right.
This also is not what one would see if a set of Wooden Stocks were a Colt item.
No doubt they are old, and had been with the Pistol however long...but, I am confident that they were not what the Pistol came with from Colt.