Rich DiFlorio Collection
Colt Service Model Ace Serial Number
SM813 - This SM Ace serial number SM813 has matching
numbered slide and period mother of pearl grips. Colt
factory letter confirms that this pistol was a one gun
shipment to the Post Exchange, Chanute Field, Rantoul,
Illinois on November 19, 1938.
Close-up of serial number SM813 on right side of frame,
Right profile view of hammer and Stevens adjustable sight.
Left side of Service Model Ace SM 813.
Box is for Colt Service Model Ace serial
number SM846. End label advertising Floating Chamber and
Inside of box showing Service Model Ace instructions code
Form A-128, Shooting Suggestions and original adjustable
sight screw driver. Pistol was also accompanied by a
factory test target and a wrapped cleaning brush.
Instructions for Adjusting Stevens Rear Sight - this label
was pasted inside the lid of the box for the Service
Model Ace and for both the adjustable sight versions of
the National Match and Super Match.
Factory letter for Colt Service Model Ace serial number
SM849 indicates it was a one gun shipment to J.E. Larrabee
Company, 5 Market Street, Amsterdam, New York for J.E. Sowle
Hardware Company, Gloversville, New York. Date of shipment
was July 30, 1940.
Front and top view of Service Model Ace box.
Serial number SM846 is hand written in pencil on the bottom
of the box.
Service Model Ace Instruction Sheet - Form A-128.