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Old 03-01-2021, 11:20 AM
Herrmann Herrmann is offline
 
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Default 1919 Colt

I have s/n 594865. (AA rebuilt but matching). Clawson's book says Feb. 1919 but is not specific as to where? Is there any other source that could pin this down?
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Old 03-01-2021, 12:30 PM
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Fred, you'd have to request a Colt archive letter to get the exact date and destination. However, it shipped on either February 5, February 7, or March 3 almost certainly to the Army Reserve Depot at South Schenectady NY. From there they were sent all over the country to various units including Army, National Guard, and Marines.
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Old 03-01-2021, 02:17 PM
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Thanks for the help. I did just order a factory letter.
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Old 03-01-2021, 06:28 PM
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Thanks for the help. I did just order a factory letter.
Hopefully they can help you. I placed an order with the archives for my 625109 ser # Colt but they said all their records for 6xx,xxx serial pistols were lost. I hope they didn't lose records near that range.
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:46 AM
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It is interesting how specific the records were until the war ended and then helter-skelter!
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:06 PM
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My clawson book lists the following in that serial range in regards to shipments:
2/5/19 332 to Colorado national guard
2/5/19 1592 camp Sherman Chillicothe Ohio
2/7/19 35,700 to Army Reserve Depot South Schenectady
3/3/19 12,200 Schenectady
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:36 PM
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I asked Colt for a letter on 612,954. They also told me all archives for that range were lost.
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