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Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP serial number 137309 (ca. 1916) - This Colt 1911 was one of 500 pistols (136901 - 137400) shipped to San Antonio Arsenal, San Antonio, Texas on December 16, 1916.  Accompanying M1912 holster is marked "STATE OF TEXAS" on the flap and on the swivel.  Also accompanying this pistol is a pair of Type I lanyard loop magazines.

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Click here to purchase Colt Pocket Hammerless Automatic Pistols III am always looking for quality Colt Automatic Pistols, Revolvers and firearms related items manufactured before 1950 so please check my WANTS list. I am particularly in need of factory variations of engraved, inscribed and specially finished pistols (i.e. gold or silver plated). Additionally, I am looking for unusual grip types (ivory, pearl and deluxe walnut) as well as Colt Catalogs, advertising pamphlets, instruction sheets, original documentation, manufacturing gauges, presentation cases, etc. If you have a question about one of these models or if you have an item in which I might be interested, you can send an e-mail message to Email typically gets the fastest response, but if you would prefer to contact me by phone, my number is 703.281.6628. Exclusive - Colt Catalog Reference Guide 1888 - 2005

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