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Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP - Serial Number 145555 (ca. 1917)

Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army serial number 145555 - One of 1000 pistols shipped to San Antonio Arsenal, San Antonio, Texas on April 3, 1917.

Original barrel with separate "P" and "H" .  The "P" is a proof mark and the "H" is the provisional inspection mark of Francis L. Hosmer from serial numbers 101 - 710000, with the exception of serial numbers 133187 - 137400.

The mark of Army Inspector of Ordnance Major Gilbert H. Stewart.  Stewart inspected these pistols from September 30, 1914 - January 12, 1918.  Serial numbers of Model 1911 pistols inspected 101500 - 230000.

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