RAF WWI Colt Government Model .455 Eley Pistol

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RAF WWI Colt Government Model .455 Eley Pistol

Postby varifleman » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:24 am

Here for your viewing pleasure are photos of my WWI RAF British military proofed Colt 1911. It was one of 400 pistols shipped to Captain Sir Connop Guthrie, Pier 60, North River NY NY on March 12, 1918. Guthrie was the Special Representative for the British Ministry of Shipping in the U.S. and a member of the U.S. Shipping Commission in 1918. It has the view mark for G.W.R. Steadman, British Inspector at the Colt New Haven Factory and the British Broad Arrow and Crossed Pennant military acceptance marks. Serial number is W 100744. It has the correct .455 Eley barrel and magazine
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barrel shows .455 Cal, Broad arrow military ownership mark, .90 cartridge length and 9-tons/square inch pressue
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close up of British military ownership and proof marks and Steadman's inspection mark
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varifleman
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Re: RAF WWI Colt Government Model .455 Eley Pistol

Postby varifleman » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:25 pm

Here's a close up of the barrel markings.
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Re: RAF WWI Colt Government Model .455 Eley Pistol

Postby A square 10 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:47 pm

wow , thats a beautiful old 1911 , congrats on that one

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