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Colt Conversion Unit .22 LR-.45 ACP - Early Pre-War Service Model Conversion Unit in Original Box - SN U216 (ca. 1938)

Early Pre-WWII (ca. 1938) Numbered Conversion Unit U216 complete with original box, instructions and all accessories.  Two tone magazine with "Service Model" designation on the floor plate.  Box is earliest type that lacks center compartment for recoil spring.

This conversion unit was one of four shipped to Stoeger Arms Company, New York, New York on September 16, 1938.

"U" prefix number on the top of the slide just ahead of the rear sight.   View of rear Stevens sight.

All component parts of the disassembled conversion unit showing right side of slide.  Barrel and floating chamber are numbered U216 which is the number on the top of the slide.  Ejector is the early milled type.

All component parts of the disassembled conversion unit showing left side of slide.

Top label.

Conversion unit box, slide, magazine, slide stop, recoil spring & guide and bushing.

Conversion unit in original box numbered to the gun (inside lid on left side) with component parts.

Colt National Match Serial Number C188054 without Swartz Safety and fixed sights, blued finish and checkered walnut grips.  Slide is numbered to the frame.  The Colt and .22-.45 Conversion Unit serial number U216 belonged to Colonel Tom Desmond, USA originally from Utica, NY. Col. Desmond was in Army intelligence.

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