Paul Szymaszek Collection
Colt Official Police Serial Number 620110 with 4" barrel,
factory inscribed to Major John H. Irving
- Blue finish with factory ivory grips, shipped to Lt. John G. Minniece,
Fort Robinson, Nebraska on July 10, 1937. Processed on Colt Factory
Order Number 18689/1 as a single gun shipment. The ivory stocks on it are
perfectly fitted, however the letter does not reflect the ivories. At the
time of shipment, Irving was stationed at Fort Douglas in Utah, where he was
in charge of the remount & breeding headquarters for the US Cavalry. Prior
to this, he had a long career with the Cavalry. He was the second place
finisher of the Goodrich Trophy in 1928, while commanding the Sixth Cavalry
at Fort Clark, in Texas. He was awarded a Navy Medal of Honor in 1914 for
Later in his career, he commanded the 124th regiment of the US Cavalry,
to patrol the US border along the Rio Grande out of Fort Brown & Fort
Ringgold, prior to his death in 1944.
Presentation of the Goodrich Riding Trophy to Capt. John H. Irving at
Fort Bliss in 1928.
Marked on left of
Colt Official Police Serial Number 620110
- left side close-up of factory inscription "Major John H. Irving" on sideplate.