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2nd December 2006, 14:14
C199065 was my fathers Colt and does NOT have the Swartz Safety installed, however, C199306 DOES have the Swartz Safety hardware installed!
2nd December 2006, 14:35
I think it is further evidence that Colt was moving toward the Swartz Safety in their pistols towards the beginning of the War. If there had been no War, Colt ( I think) would have eventually moved to the Swartz Safety in all their pistols. The Army either saw no need for the safety or just did not want to pay for the extra machineing.
You are right ....Intresting.
2nd December 2006, 14:43
Why do I keep opening your threads, John? Please tell me why! Since I know that I am going to drool like a bulldog when I see those guns, why do I keep coming in? Must be some kind of psychosis!
Lovely, what more can I say? Just gorgeous!
2nd December 2006, 17:51
You are very fortunate to have a sidearm owned and personalized by your father. In my family, all weapons were issued by the state for the duration of military service, and promptly confiscated thereafter. I would give my left nut to have the Mauser C96 that my grandfather carried in the Russian revolution, or the Tokarev TT33 that my father carried in WWII.
2nd December 2006, 21:46
4th December 2006, 13:59
To say I was envious would be a gross understatement. My father had a Colt Service Ace .22 at the beginning of the war, but I believe it went overseas with my uncle (wearing a Colt .45-.22 conversion unit) and never found it's way home.
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