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Lot 2821: U.S. Manhattan Project Site Shipped Colt Commando Revolver

Auction Date: June 11, 2021

Documented U.S. World War II Manhattan Project Site Shipped Colt Commando Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Documented U.S. World War II Manhattan Project Site Shipped Colt Commando Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Commando
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 special
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip: plastic
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 128
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Rating:

NC - FINE- All original finish 90% - 94% or better, some dings in wood wear commensurable with percent of finish. In working order.

Description:

Manufactured in 1943 with "U.S.-TEC-CL-72" added to the butt. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration (grips not listed), as well as shipment to Clinton Engineer Works (CEW), Tennessee Eastman Corp in Elza, Tennessee on 27 August 1943 in a shipment of 300 guns. The Clinton Engineer Works was a pivotal Manhattan Project production site which produced the enriched uranium used in the Little Boy atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945.

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