Manufactured in 1944 with "U.S. PROPERTY" mark on the right side of the frame. Matching number slide and frame. Introduced as a commercial pistol, the 1903 was adopted by the U.S. military after proving a commercial success and became the standard sidearm for General Officers during WWII and was still issued into the 1970s. Although this pistols serial number falls in the middle of known General Officer pistols, it is not identified as such (570616 and 570621 both identified). Includes the original Kraft style box, hand numbered to the gun on the bottom, and hand marked "Mounts" on the lid. "The Colt Pocket Hammerless Automatic Pistols" by Brunner lists a Charles McNeal Mount Jr. as having been issued pistol number 567205, but it is unclear if there is any connection to this pistol/box.
Excellent, retains 98% of the original parkerized finish with some slide retraction marks and very light edge wear and a few scattered light handling marks. The grips are also excellent with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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