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True Grit | The Colt New Service

Not the usual style post for TGT, but you have to love the wear on this Colt New Service pistol.  Issued in 1898 to the US armed forces, it was to become an option to the M1911 in World War I which lacked the reliable functionality of a double action sidearm. Devoid of the markings of pre 1930s Colts, the pistol has no serial number. It was to become a central part of the Old West and America’s armed forces. Unable to accurately date this piece of history, it seems to have been made at some point earlier than 1908, judging by its features. Take a look at the close ups while the barrel is still hot.

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