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Colt New Service .45 Colt Army Model of 1909


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varifleman

Here for your perusal is Colt New Service .45 DA Colt Army Model of 1909 serial number 30443 which was 1 of 750 shipped to United States Government Commanding Officer Ordnance Depot Manila, The Philippines on June 17, 1909. Army Inspectors of Ordnance R.A.C (Rinaldo A. Carr) is visible underneath barrel; on back of cylinder and left side of frame and FB (Major Frank Baker) is seen on left side of frame.

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thorin6

Nice catch.  Has yours been refinished or is it just the lighting?  Mine has a deep blue finish and definitely shows it's age.

 

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Scottz63

It has been parkerized at some point in it's life. Fine with me though. I'm a sucker for parked U.S. Military guns.

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varifleman

Perhaps Parkerized by the Manila Ordnance Depot since almost all the Colt Army 1909s were shipped to the Philippines and remained there throughout their service life.

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varifleman

Got several boxes of original Frankford Arsenal ammo for the pistol:

 

 

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varifleman

Among the boxes of Frankford Arsenal issue ammo was this box of 20 blanks dated May 23 1914. The latest dated live ammo boxes are dated January and May 1914.

 

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varifleman

Took the revolver out to a friend's range yesterday and shot some 40 rounds and the old Warhorse performed flawlessly and was spot on every time. Since this range has only metal targets no photos but next time will have photos of paper targets at another range. Used this modern factory loaded 45 LC ammo.

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Brian Keith

Nice that she gets a bit of exercise, I'm sure that was a very satisfying "Ping" on the steel targets!

Thanks for posting. Now you will have to get a second job to be able to afford more ammunition! (Just a joke!)

BKW

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Backtheattack

Great revolver. And nice ammo boxes.

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