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#1 Len S

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 02:26 PM

I picked up a three digit serial number (398) Commando a while ago but never got a letter from the Colt historian. Well I rectified that recently and discovered that my revolver was shipped to the Curtis Key Co. in Euclid , Ohio in late December 0f '42. The Curtis Co. manufactured machines for making keys but suspended those operations and switched to war production , most likely auto parts. The company's main plant was in Cleveland and I think the Euclid location must have been rather small since the December order consisted of only a single Commando. Well here are some pics.

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#2 Len S

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 02:27 PM

here's the letter.

 

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#3 AustinO

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 02:55 PM

Perhaps a small plant, and the order was for the night security guard or somesuch.  Great revolver!



#4 aznation

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 03:24 PM

That's a great looking Colt!  



#5 usmcdoc67

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 04:03 AM

Cool piece!! I picked up a Commando awhile back as well. Colt letter said it was manufactured in October '43 and shipped to U.S. Maritime warehouse San Francisco, CA.



#6 gunnertwo

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 10:42 PM

Nice gun with a super low number. 50K made, as I recall. Has the wooden grips instead of the "Colt wood" (plastic grips). 

 

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