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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - August 2004
Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP (Model M)
Military Contract with G.H.D. Inspectors Mark

 

Colt Model M .380 serial number 134767 G.H.D. Inspected - Cont Factory Letter confirms that this gun was one of 18 shipped on March 1, 1943 to "officer in charge, Hartford sub-office, Springfield Ordnance District for Major Starbuck."  It was processed on Colt Factory Order # 2973.

G.H.D. marking on upper left flat of the trigger guard.  G.H.D. ordnance mark is for Brig. General Guy H. Drewry, Springfield Ordnance District, Army Inspector of Ordnance, June 17, 1942 to July 15, 1945.

 

Close-up of G.H.D.

Right side of Colt Model M .380 ACP serial number 134767.  Note the lack of the "U.S. PROPERTY" marking on the right side of the frame.

Left side of Colt Model M .380 ACP serial number 134767.

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