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Old 11-22-2020, 09:04 PM
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Does anyone have any idea how many MK I's were sold to the military in the 1950's?
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Old 12-06-2020, 11:59 AM
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4,000 in the 1950s.
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Old 12-06-2020, 12:27 PM
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All Guard shooters were using military property marked MKII's around me at a Bullseye Pistol Match. First ones I have seen, you can see the marking on two different MKII's they were both the same barrel length, might have been 6 inch barrels instead of 5.5 inch blued pistols.



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Old 12-06-2020, 04:45 PM
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Those were shipped in 1984. There were 18,500 of them. Very few have escaped to civilian collectors. They have 6 7/8 inch barrels.
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Old 12-07-2020, 06:03 AM
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Those would be a nice addition to anyone's collection.
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Those were shipped in 1984. There were 18,500 of them. Very few have escaped to civilian collectors. They have 6 7/8 inch barrels.
Generally, those with the US above the ser# were the ones sold to the government. There are ones built to that spec but sold through civilian channels.

I have a civilian Mark II on the way to my FFL as I type this. They also made them as Mark IIIs. There are some built as stainless, but they are RARE. No production numbers that I could find.
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:48 AM
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4,000 in the 1950s.
What configuration were the MKIs?
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Old 01-08-2021, 12:52 AM
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Interesting ! I have seen round barrel Gov models , 6 7/8" barrel, but have never seen a flat sided Comp Target type US marked MKII?
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I have admired photos of the U.S. Mark I pistols for many years, but to my knowledge have never seen one personally.
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This one came out of the DCM in the 60's, I believe.
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Old 01-09-2021, 05:38 PM
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Very nice! Looks to be 1954-ish. Does it have provenance?
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