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Med P.D. - Medford, Massachusetts Police Department

Medford P.D. No. 10 - One of 24 pistols shipped to Iver Johnson Sporting Goods Co., Boston, MA on December 20, 1912.  Pistol was shipped with blued finish and factory engraved "Med. P.D. No. 10" on the grip safety. 

This Medford PD example has a matching numbered slide and was returned to the factory post-WWII for refinishing. The gun is tank blued and polished on the sides of the slide and frame.  The top of the slide, underside of the trigger guard, front and rear grip strap are all parkerized or matte finish.  Additionally, the gun has a post-war Woodsman roll die on the left side of the slide. The roll marks on the right side of the slide are '40s vintage and the grips are war time grips with steel grip screw escutcheons.

Close-up of post-WWII Colt Woodsman roll die mark, which is the only mark on the left side of the slide.

Grip safety is hand inscribed "Med. P.D. No. 10 for the Medford, Massachusetts Police Department.

Underside of slide and frame are parkerized or matte finished.

Top of slide is also parkerized or matte finished.

Close-up of 1940s vintage right side slide marking.

Mid 1940s medallion checkered walnut grips with steel grip screw escutcheons.

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