Colt Model M .380 ACP Serial Number
shipped to J.R. Hegeman in 1908. Mr. Hegeman, a vice president
of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, of New York, was very active
between 1885 and
1925, and was interested in Colt
arms only. Hegeman was truly a pioneer in Colt collecting and
presumably had some fantastic connections within the Colt company in order
for him to own many production prototype and serial number one guns.
Lowell Pauli Collection, photos by Sam Lisker
Close-up of left side serial number.
Right side of serial number 1.
Close-up of serial number 1.
Compare it to the close-up photo of serial number 15 below. It's
For comparison, here's a close-up of Model M .380
serial number 15.
John W. Brunner Collection, photo by Sam