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    Default 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

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    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.

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    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 03:34. Reason: additional input

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    Default 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

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    Thank you Fred for your offer and contribution. S/F, Don

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