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Colt Model 1907 U.S. Military Trials .45 ACP - Serial Number 137

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Model 1907 Military Serial Number 137 - 200 .45 cal. No. 1 -200 (inclusive) Modified hammer, Nearly vertical ejection. Auto Indicator to show that chamber is loaded, Auto safety, Strengthened stirrup, and Lengthened trigger stirrup pin. Shipped  to the U.S. Government, Springfield Armory, March 17, 1908

November 13, 1909 - Returned to Colt for modification and shipped to Troop H, 4th Cavalry. 

This pistol was returned to the factory, refinished and remarked.  It has the "K" (factory return mark) on the right trigger bow attesting to that. The "K.M." inspector mark on the upper left bow of the trigger guard has been removed.

Left side of Model 1907 sn 137.  Note the grip safety and lanyard loop. 

A single officer presided over the inspection of the Model 1907 Contract pistols.   All of the pistols originally bore the initials "K.M." for Major Kenneth Morton.  These initials were hand stamped into the upper leg of the trigger guard on the left side.  Major Morton assumed the post in April 1907 and acted as the inspecting and accepting officer throughout the fiscal year 1907 - 1908.

 

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