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30th March 2006, 07:27
I have a barrel marked "Colt 45 Auto" at the 7 o'clock position on the left side, "P" on the left lug and a "F" on the underside of the barrel just forward on the lugs. I think it goes in the Colt S/N range 712350 to 2 Million. But the color is grey/green parkerizing. Is there such an animal or has been Bubbarized?
30th March 2006, 09:42
Original finish military barrels are blue.
30th March 2006, 14:47
Barrels taken out of pistols during rebuild that were serviceable were sandblasted and given a phosphate finish, and reused. The F mark ahead of the barrel lug came into use in the late 1943 time period around serial number 1,100,000.
31st March 2006, 06:57
Thanks Johnny, That solves my problem. The bore of this barrel is almost new.
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