This Colt New Service Revolver Model of 1909 or M1909 was shipped to the United States Marine Corps, Depot Quartermaster in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 26th, 1909 in a 100 gun shipment. It lists the stocks as Checkered Wood. Special features" Furnished with a lanyard swivel and marked USMC 1 to 100.
The butt of this USMC Revolver is marked No 76. This is 76th M1909 USMC revolver built.
The factory letter states in the Remarks: It is of further interest to note that the butts of the revolvers in the above described shipment were marked with USMC No. I through USMC No. 100.