Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Colt Model 1905

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Colt Model 1905

Date

1908

Object Number

XII.10588

Provenance

Presented by the Metropolitan Police, 16th March 1994

Physical Description

Originally blued overall with a two piece chequred walnut grip, the left side of which is fitted with a lanyard loop

Dimensions

BarrelLength128mm
OverallLength203mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 3123

Calibre

.45 in ACP

Inscriptions and Marks

London proof marks

Associations

Places America

Notes

Total production for this model was 6,100 (plus 200 for the US Army). It has a shortened left hand grip and horizontal lanyard loop as per the model 1907 and is known as the British military model, a rare variation.
This particular weapon was shipped to Colt's London Agency in September 1908.