I believe it should be a two piece box with a top that looks like walnut, a black bottom, and a yellow label with black lettering. For a 1955 gun I could believe the hinged, leatherette box since 1955 would be right at the changeover and Colt would have used any of the leftover pre-1955 old style hinged boxes. The label is a different story though, since there was no such thing as a Huntsman, or a Huntsman label, prior to 1955.
CORRECTION: My mistake! The walnut top/black bottom box came a little later. The type boxes used with the earliest 3rd series guns had an oak grain look both bottom and top and a very small number were shipped with hinged leather looking boxes that were leftovers from the 2nd series.
The owner of this pistol recently passed away and the family doesn't know anything about it, besides him having it for many years. It dates to 1990. Did Colt offer a Wilson Combat upgraded pistol, or did the owner have it upgraded on his own? What you see is what I have and know, and there is...
This one had been local too long and rode home with me. a quick hundred rounds of 9mm ball ammo it. I shoot pretty good with it. Like the grips and brass insert front sight. Series 70
anyone else have one? I don’t think they made a whole bunch of this model.. not sure. Made in April 2017
I inherited a Colt 1911 .38 super automatic from my dad. According to Colt the gun was manufactured in 1930. I'm having difficulty locating ammo for the gun and am confused about the +P designation on .38 super automatic ammo. Some gun shops tell me the +P is a hotter load than regular .38 super...
Who knows the story on this one?: RARE Singer Mfg Co Model 1911-A1 1911A1 .45 ACP US Military Pistol 1941 C&R - Curios & Relics at GunBroker.com : 868499566
To my "untrained eye",looks more like it was re-blued rather than DU-LITE.