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Thinking navy issue colt "potato digger". Looks like the ww1 wood 1917 boxes, but not quite. The construction and webbing look early 20th century.

Dirteater101

 

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Whoo Hoo!!!!

 

 

I love it when a plan comes together!

 

only reason I think it is navy, is due to it being gray.....

Dirteater101

 

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  • 3 years later...

Brian:

 

Two neat guns. At what museum are they on display?

 

The earlier mention of the ammunition box being of possible Navy origin reminded me that I had this old photo postcard in the archives that I thought you would enjoy seeing. These sailors are shooting their Colt on the range at Guantanamo Navy Base, Cuba. I don't have a date on it but the ammunition box in the foreground is seen to good effect in this image.

 

Regards,

Charlie Flick

 

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