USMC Colt M1909 .45 New Service Revolver serial number range?
I believe the approximate 1300 New Services purchased directly from Colt by the Marine Corps were butt numbered 1 thru around 1300. Does any have the New Service serial number range on those revolvers please. Thanks, Don
Wilson's Book of Colt Firearms says generally found in the 24,000 to 26,000 serial range.There may be more up to date information out there.
Thanks JB. Some more input reinforces your spread: I'm told Butt #292 should be in the 24,000 range, and there's Butt #1060 with a serial number of 26,060. Hope some more high and low numbers are reported. Update, just noted Butt #928 is s.n. 25928. Don
Last edited by drweiler; 03-21-2012 at 02:34.
Reason: additional input
USMC Colt 1909 serial number range
I have a list of approximately 50 different USMC 1909 Colts (serial & butt numbers) that I have found over the past 6 years. I would be willing to send the excel file to any one who would like to have it. I also have a list for the USMC Colt 1905 revolver. The # of guns in each shipment, serial number ranges, service number ranges and ship dates are as follows:
# GUNS APPX SERIAL # APPX SERV # DATE SHIPPED
15 23101-23200 1 - 15 10-Jul-09
85 23101-23200 16 - 100 30-Jul-09
350 23201-24957 101 - 472 28-Aug-09
150 23959-25097 406 - 600 18-Sep-09
300 25601 - 26??? 601 - 1000 8-Nov-09
400 25618 - 26300 1000 - 1300 30-Nov-09
My apologies if the list does not space out properly. I copied it from excel
Thank you Fred for your offer and contribution. S/F, Don