What a beautiful Colt. What year is it and do you have more photos? We would like to see lots more photos.
OMG! You did it again. Outstanding!Found this colt 1908 380 with an interesting Colt letter from 1941.
...because 1.) they didn't ship in strict SN sequence; and 2.) they geared back up to produce them for military contracts.Interesting that the letter tends to imply that there were only sufficient parts available to make that one yet Brunner's book indicates that the serial number went into 138xxx, some 4,000 more.
Holster and belt came with the pistol. Not sure how long they have been together. Based on the condition it looks like Major McDaniels picked the pistol up and put it away in a dark drawer probably until it surfaced in Lexington, Ky. in 2002. Last weekend I talked to the owner of Antique & Modern Firearms. This pistol came into their shop as part of a larger collection. A friend of mine in Lexington bought this pistol from Antique & Modern Firearms and owned it for a number of years. He subsequently sold it to another friend of mine who lives in Texas. I bought it from the Texas friend. All four parties mentioned above will be at the Colt show in St. Charles, Mo. It's fun knowing three former owners of one pistol. Things like this help to make this hobby much more interesting.Thanks for posting. Great pistol w provenance and intrigue. Wonder why it was ANIB?