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Re: Serial Numbers
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 23 May 2011, at 1:54 a.m., in response to Serial Numbers, posted by Kenneth R stimpson on Monday, 23 May 2011, at 1:26 a.m.
No, there is not, or, if there is, nobody knows where it is. That is NOT, however, for want of looking - many good people have put hundreds of man-years into searching the National Archives.
Over 40+ years of research, I have accumulated a list of almost 1100 1st model carbines, about 70 of which have varying degrees of provenance to the 7th Cav. I know of no more comprehensive listing than that - but I have NOTHING on Colts.
SA did not keep records of arms by serial number, however such was done at the lower levels, but those records were routinely destroyed as the arms gradually became obsolete.
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