Hello from Garandy..
I just had my Colt M1903 pistol, .32acp lettered historically by Colts.
It was shipped on 12/15/44 to "Transportation Officer, New York Port of Embarkation, Brooklyn, New York, for Port Strategic Services Officer". SN 565833..phosphate finish, "U.S. PROPERTY"
It has been published, [Pates book on secondary U.S. sidearms], that this grouping of 100 pistols went to the O.S.S. in England.
I would think the original users of these pistols would have been assisting Resistance forces in a Fifth Column attempt to disrupt German lines of communication, or demoralizing them. Anything known about the O.S.S. in England at this time?
Heres my collection, ALL 100% functional, and original. No post war rebuilds!