Message Forums
Review our Posting Guidelines Message Forums
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Save Password
Forgot your Password?   Trouble / Can't log in?

 All Forums Message Forums
 Ask the Experts
 Picture of proof mark on colt commando
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Advanced Member

3206 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2017 :  9:26:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Anybody know what it is
My first time doing a photo like this. not sure if this is how your suppose to do it or not. Let me know

Edited by - 204targetman on 11/02/2017 9:29:21 PM

Advanced Member

8224 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2017 :  9:29:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
try macro on camera mark to faint
Go to Top of Page

Senior Member

1241 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2017 :  9:34:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Go to Top of Page

Advanced Member

5524 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2017 :  9:35:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd say your 'crown w' was a good call. I think the dutch Wilhelmina proof was a line worth looking into. The ones I found have a crown over a script W, but your could be an early version.

Second maybe it's not a proof mark but an acceptance or service mark.

added additional looking found this lead
cut and pasted (sorry the photo was photobucketed)

The mark you are refering to is in fact now known as the 'Woolwich Stamp'.The photo attatched is from a document - "List of Stamps Used by the Department of Inspection of Munitions". My copy is dated April 1918, however I have seen a re-issued list dated 1939. It would seem that when British Inspectors went to America in 1939 to examine munitions that were being manufactured there, they took their stamps with them. Up until now this marking has been somthing of a mystery, but the list confirms that it is a British Inspection stamp. So far it has only mainly been noted on small arms were a contract for supply was entered into, such as Colt 38/200 revolvers, Smith & Wesson 9mm Light Rifles and Savage made 1928 Thompsons: although not the very first order I susspect. Interestingley, I have seen the stamping on two Colt Woodsman pistols in the Pattern Room, were no contact for supply is known but an off the shelf purchase was made. The full story of the Woolwich Stamp has yet to be uncoverd."

Edited by - charliemeyer007 on 11/02/2017 10:36:38 PM
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To: Message Forums © 1999-2017 GB Investments, Inc. All Rights Reserved Go To Top Of Page
Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.06

Visit at:
Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the site's User Agreement
Site Map