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November 16, 2021
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Chuck said
My guess is that the box has fired and re primed cases.  

I second that opinion.

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November 16, 2021
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steff said
Wow! It’s unbelievable what is paid for it in the US.

I have a second box in worse condition with primed cases in it. However, nowhere on the box is it noted that it is only brass.

 

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This box with the (10) primed empties is still worth at least $600.

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November 17, 2021
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Bert H. said

I second that opinion.  

Been thinking about this.  Cases could also be new primed.  The box is clearly for loaded ammo though. Like Bert said the box has value.  It is a lot easier in many cases to find the ammo to fill a box than the other way around.

Stef, I like the early Colts in the background.  I have a small collection of these too.

November 17, 2021
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Hello chuck,

I also really like the early Colt pistols. Unfortunately, I have only been able to afford one M1902 Military, one M1905 and two M1903 Pocket Hammers so far. My dream would be an M1900 with the rear sight safety device.

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November 17, 2021
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Steff, I have a 1900 second Army contract gun but it went back to Colt and had the sight safety conversion.  I would like to find one that still has the sight safety.

November 18, 2021
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Sadly, this one is sold.  I see there had been a chance to acquire a consecutive numbered pair:

https://www.legacy-collectibles.com/rare-u-s-army-colt-model-1900-sight-safety-model.html

 

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Steff, I have a 1900 second Army contract gun but it went back to Colt and had the sight safety conversion.  I would like to find one that still has the sight safety.  

November 18, 2021
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steve004 said
Sadly, this one is sold.  I see there had been a chance to acquire a consecutive numbered pair:

https://www.legacy-collectibles.com/rare-u-s-army-colt-model-1900-sight-safety-model.html

 

  

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Sadly, this one is sold.  I see there had been a chance to acquire a consecutive numbered pair:

https://www.legacy-collectibles.com/rare-u-s-army-colt-model-1900-sight-safety-model.html

 

  

This gun is 5 digit off from the one I have.  Mine is # 1614.  You can see the extra pin when the modification was done to remove the sight safety.  This design was a flop from the start.  Within a couple months of being put into service the new guns came without the sight safety.  Existing slides were modified before issuance.

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Chuck – neat that you have one and the serial number is so close to these two other ones.  As a collector, I understand why you would want one with the sight safety.  

November 19, 2021
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Off the top of my head I believe there were 50 guns in the third shipment of these 2nd contract guns to the Army.  I believe there were 150 guns total.  The first contract models had smooth wood grips.  Shipments were also made to the Air Force.

The history of these guns is very interesting.  You can’t believe the negative feed back.  There was a lot of resistance to the autos.  History proved them wrong though.  The sight safety was a real problem.

November 19, 2021
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Here you can bid for the SN 244 next Wednesday:

https://www.hermann-historica.de/en/auctions/lot/id/408865

 

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November 19, 2021
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Steff, I won’t accept their cookies so I can’t open this one up.  It is the earlier version but it also has the sight safety conversion.  Is the left side marked with a US?  After watching this video I remembered that I said some of these went to the Air Force.  I was wrong it was the Navy.  The second contract guns had checkered grips. The model 1902 military had longer grips and held 1 more round.  In about 1902/03 both models were recalled from service.  The model 1905 was the first 45 Cal.

https://www.forgottenweapons.com/early-automatic-pistols/colt-1900-sight-safety/

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What a beautiful collection!! Congratulations on acquiring so many vintage cartridges.

November 25, 2021
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Here are the .22 boxes

 

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steff said
The caliber is very impressive.

 

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Stef,

Thanks for Posting! I have always liked this Ammo, and their Boxes.

Yrs. ago I would buy all that I could find, especially in Express!

Once Again great Find!Smile

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