Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Colt Government Model pistol with extended magazine

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Colt Government Model pistol with extended magazine

Date

1917

Object Number

XII.6936

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Lincolnshire Police, no.23.

Physical Description

Blued. Chequered wood grips. Exposed hammer. Safety on back strap. Magazine release and catch located near trigger guard. Slide safety and slide release and take down lever located on the left hand side. Base of grip has a lanyard hoop, as does bottom of magazine. Extended magazine. British contract.

Dimensions

Whole, with magazineWeight1.2kg
Whole, with magazineWeight2.6lb
Whole, with magazinelength8.4in.
Whole, with magazinelength214mm
Whole, without magazineWeight1kg
Whole, without magazineWeight2.2lb
Whole, without magazinelength13.7in.
Whole, without magazinelength350mm
Barrellength5in.
Barrellength127mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number W96453

Calibre

.455 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Manufacturer's mark
PATENTED APR. 20, 1897. SEPT. 9, 1902 over DEC. 19, 1905. FEB, 14. 1911. AUG. 19, 1913
slide
stamped
Letteringbrass plate of magazine
stamped
Manufacturer's markbreech
stamped
Manufacturer's markfurther back on slide
stamped
rear of slide
stamped
Manufacturer's markright side of frame
stamped
Manufacturer's markright side of slide
stamped
trigger guard
stamped

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

There were 13,510 made of this variant.