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Colt Conversion Unit .22 LR-.45 ACP - Post-War Service Model Conversion Unit in Original Box (ca. 1948)

Colt Post-War Conversion Unit ca. 1948

1948 Conversion Unit complete with original box, instructions and all accessories. Listing of seven component parts (as opposed to eight in pre-war box) for the post-war .22 Service Model Conversion Unit printed inside box lid.  Takedown lever has a number "2" for .22 caliber stamped on the underside of the lever.  Sides of slide are mirror blue and the top of slide and recoil spring housing are matte finish.

Box top label

Standard ".22 Service Model Conversion Unit (Floating Chamber)" label on top of box. The reference to ".22-.45" on pre-war and pre-post war box label has been eliminated.

Box end label

1948 vintage standard end label.  Note that upper "Colt" label is not used and again, the reference to the ".22-.45" has been eliminated.

Component parts showing right side of slide

Complete set of post-war components.  Rear sight is slightly modified from the Pre and Pre/Post-War unit. (rounded at the rear of the sight.)  Rampant Colt is present on the right side of slide only (on pre-post war unit, Rampant Colt logo visible on both sides of slide).

Component parts showing left side of slide.

Left side of slide bears "COLT'S MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A." marking only.  No patent numbers or Rampant Colt logo.

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