The Government Model pistols themselves had been manufactured and put into inventory, with some probably dated back to 1937 and some as late as 1942. Colt started transferring the Government Model pistols into the military contract in October of 1942.Yeah sorry. The photo I took shows the bottom but it won’t show on the site. You actually can’t read any of the numbers On the bottom anyways as it looks like something had been hitting it or something there. Thank you for the info though. It is neat see that. So when would this most likely have been made? Sorry to ask another question but would these have been blued at one time and then parkerized? The lettering is so clear is what I am asking. It looks original.
The original finish was the beautiful Colt oven blue, but with the original serial number removal they were sandblasted and given a military phosphate (Parkerized) finish.