Colt 1907 Trials Pistol
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The Colt Model 1907 was a .45 ACP U.S. Army contract pistol. Only 201 examples were manufactured. All except one were shipped to Springfield Armory in March 1908 to be issued for troop tests with the U.S. Cavalry.
The pistols in the 101 to 201 serial number range were equipped with a grip safety, an ejection port narrower than previous serial numbers, and an externally visible chamber indicator. The “KM” marking denotes Major Kenneth Morton, Chief Inspector and Accepting Officer during the period of 1907-1908.
As a transitional firearm, it’s fascinating to observe the Model 1907’s design changes that would eventually evolve into the Model 1911 pistol. It was an honor to restore this important piece of military history.
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