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Colt Service Model Ace .22 LR - W.B. Inspected Serial Number SM 3082

Colt Service Model Ace Serial Number SM3082 - WWII issue, sold to the United States Government and one of 75 guns delivered to the Inspector of Ordnance at the Colt plant, August 14, 1942.  Processed on Colt Factory Order number #690.

W.B. inspector's mark for Col. Waldemar S. Broberg, Army Inspector of Ordnance from July 1, 1941 to June 16, 1942 at the Hartford/Springfield Ordnance District.  The slide is numbered to the gun.

Close-up of the W.B. ordnance mark.

Colt Service Model Ace SM3082 right side view.

Right side close-up of serial number. Note: there is no UNITED STATES PROPERTY mark above the serial number on the frame as there is on some guns in this serial number range.

Left side close-up of Service Model Ace slide markings.

Top view of Stevens sight

Matching serial number 3082 under firing pin stop on the rear of the slide.  Notice the lower groove to accommodate the lug present on the bottom of the firing pin.

Floor place markings on the base of the two-tone magazine "COLT" over "22 ACE L.R." over "SERVICE MODEL"

Left side view of full blued Service Model Ace magazine.

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