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1917 British Contract .455 Colt Government Model Pistol

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    Default 1917 British Contract .455 Colt Government Model Pistol

    Here for your perusal is my British Army Contract 1917 .455 Eley Colt Government Model Pistol No. W 92124 which was 1 of 300 shipped to the London Armoury Company on March 30, 1917. Photos show British Military Crossed Pennants and Broad Arrow property and proof marks. Also shown are following markings on barrel: .455 CAL Auto S L (self-loading); broad arrow property mark; .9 in brass length and 9 lbs/sq in pressure and close-ups of .455 magazine.
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    Default Re: 1917 British Contract .455 Colt Government Model Pistol

    I don't think I've seen a Colt .455 without RAF ownership marks. A nice example, have you shot this one? Im curious as to how it stacks up against the normal .45 Auto cart.

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    Quote by m3bobby View Post
    I don't think I've seen a Colt .455 without RAF ownership marks. A nice example, have you shot this one? Im curious as to how it stacks up against the normal .45 Auto cart.
    I recently got .455 Eley reloading dies; bullets and .45 Colt brass from Buffalo Arms and will get together with a friend who knows more about modern reloading than I do and "roll" some of these to check out in this pistol. My rare 1918/1919 .455 Auto ammo is too scarce to shot and I'll just keep those for display.

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    Beautiful weapon in unaltered condition....Best regards, Thanos.

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    What a beauty, i really love these pistols.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers
    Nuno

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