Model 1907 Military Serial Number 206 - .45 cal. No.
1 -207 (inclusive) Modified hammer, Nearly vertical
ejection. Auto Indicator to show that chamber is loaded,
auto safety, strengthened stirrup, and lengthened trigger
stirrup pin. Shipped September 21, 1908 to the Commanding
Officer, Springfield Armory. Note the lanyard loop. This
pistol maintains the original M1907 features and was not
altered by Colt.
has two cracks above front pin. This example was not
inspected by Major Kenneth Morton (K.M.) but has the letter
"J" stamped after the serial number. Another source
indicates that Colt manufactured two additional pistols as
spares, serial numbers 206 and 207, that were sold on the
Serial number 206 followed by the letter "J". This
example lacks the "K.M." inspector's mark on the
upper left flat of the trigger guard.
A single officer presided over the inspection of the Model
1907 Contract pistols. All of the pistols in the 1 - 200
range bear the initials "K.M." for Major Kenneth
Morton. These initials are 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. The gun has the original style grip safety.
Close-up showing serial number.
Partial left side slide legend and serial
First type Model 1907 hammer (which was the
standard spur hammer on the Model 1905.)