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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - November 2009
Colt Model 1908 .380 ACP (Model M)
Serial Number 134231 (ca. 1943)
with Ordnance Bomb
United States Navy Shipment

Colt Navy Contract Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless pistol serial number 134231 in .380 caliber - This blued .380 is one of the first 105 Blanket Procured Model M pistols procured between 3/2/42 and 1/25/43.  This pistol was among 55 in the serial number range 133249 - 135019 that were shipped to the Washington Navy Yard.  Specifically, it was one of 43 guns shipped January 25, 1943 to the United States Government, Transportation Officer, Navy Yard, Washington, DC for Supply Officer. 

It has the distinguishing characteristic of having a flaming bomb ordnance mark on the upper left flat of the trigger guard.  None of the 105 Blanket Procured pistols have the "U.S. Property" roll mark on the right side of the frame. 

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