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Finally! After several months, I'm able to post some photos of this Special Order New Service.
Enjoy! And a Big Hats Off to Cam for his advice before my purchase.
 

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Very nice. Any provenance or letter (yet)? At a certain angle, the hammer appears to be jeweled.
 
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Nice acquisition, you were well advised by the consummate collector of all things Colt. Cam has an exquisite collection and his knowledge of the New Service variants is superb. I noticed the scroll work on the top of the checkered backstrap, a treatment I have never seen done before even on the Shooting Master. Does the front grip strap have this same treatment? Also is the hammer a King product as the front sight is?
Again a beautiful gun, thank you for sharing with us. Can you also post photos in the New Service photos section for future reference please?
 

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Nice acquisition, you were well advised by the consummate collector of all things Colt. Cam has an exquisite collection and his knowledge of the New Service variants is superb. I noticed the scroll work on the top of the checkered backstrap, a treatment I have never seen done before even on the Shooting Master. Does the front grip strap have this same treatment? Also is the hammer a King product as the front sight is?
Again a beautiful gun, thank you for sharing with us. Can you also post photos in the New Service photos section for future reference please?
Cam said that he had a few Colt’s with the scroll done.
No scroll on the front strap. No definitive answer for who did the hammer.
 

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Congratulations on a fine purchase. That strap checkering with scroll is factory for sure. I read someplace years ago, don't know if it is true, that when the in-house engravers did not have enough engraving work that management sent them to the checkering bench to assist with hand checkering straps and some got tired of just doing checkering so they added a little flair to the job. I have seen this done mostly at the top of the back strap but also at the bottom on a couple of guns.

Cam
 
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