SOLD - Scarce Colt Army Model 1909 Revolver Rig - 1911 Mfg

Type: Model 1909
Maker: Colt
Caliber: .45
Condition: ~75%
Bore: 8/10
Year: 1911
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Availability: Out of stock
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2/9/21 - This is a scarce Colt Army Model 1909 revolver that was produced in 1911. Beginning in 1899, combat reports from the Philippines campaign showed that the .38 caliber bullets repeatedly failed to stop Moro fighters, even when shot multiple times at close range. The complaints caused the U.S. Army to hurriedly re-issue the now retired .45 caliber Colt Single Action Army revolvers with newly shorten 5½" barrels. These old war horses handily stopped the kris and bolo wielding fighters and played a central role in the Army's decision to replace the M1892 with the .45 caliber New Service revolver in 1909, and also played a key role in the Army's decision to adopt the .45 ACP M1911 Colt pistol. This particular example is original with RAC inspector marks on the frame, cylinder and barrel. Barrel is also United States Property marked on the underside. The grips show some scratches/dings but no cracks or chips. The gun shows some obvious patina and oxidation throughout, with most of the bluing loss on the barrel and grip frame. Bore is shiny with strong rifling. The gun comes with a 1917 dated holster that is maker marked on the back, and has had the front shaved/cut.
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Condition ~75%
Bore 8/10
Maker Colt
Year 1911
Type Model 1909
Caliber .45