The Colt Model 601 shown in these images was apparently at Lackland Air Force base. The information and the images in this post was provided by a friend of the site.

Backstory; this was found in a locker, apparently lost for 50yrs. They were tearing a building down and clearing everything out before the wrecking crews leveled the building.

Notice the dimple in the center of the selector and the rear take-down pin
This image shows the original ‘triangle’ charging handle
This image shows the front of the ‘edgewater’ buffer
This image shows a complete edgewater buffer. The example in this image IS NOT from the Colt 601 featured here.
Features visible in this photo is the flat side of the front take-down pin and the chrome bolt carrier group. Also faintly visible is the Colt VP ‘Verified Proof’ mark.

From a serial number lookup, this was made in the first hour of the first day of production in 1958. So…..quite literally, first batch for the USAF Security contract.

For more information on the Colt 601, Forgotten Weapons did a decent video on it which you can see here:

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