Mike Lowry Collection
Commercial Colt "Government Model" serial number C45 manufactured
in 1912. This gun was a single gun shipment to Loan Account, Albert
Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Mfg. Company, New York Office, new
York, New York For: George M. Lane on June 10, 1912.
Albert Foster, Jr. was Colt's New York Agent at the time of
Colt Government Model serial number C45 - right side.
The "GOVERNMENT MODEL" roll mark is present on the
right front flat of the frame until C4500 - C5000. This
mark was relocated to the right side of the frame, over the
C45 - The serial numbers on the very earliest
Government Model pistols were located on the left flat of
the frame, just under the forward slide legend until C2251,
when the location was moved to the right side of the frame
between the stock and slide stop hole.
Examples this early feature fire blued small parts.
Early style "dimpled" magazine release retainer pin.
Notice the early style stock screws with thin screw heads.