This is an old handgun that has been passed down in my family from my great-great-grandfather who was a Marine during WW1. I'm not sure if this was a pistol he received in the service, but as far as I have found it was manufactured around that time. As you can you the serial number is c114277; the serial number looks a bit funny to me. Almost like the first 1 was added later. It could just be typical of the print quality in that time period, but questions like that are why I'm here. I've used several resources to try and locate the year that this gun was issued and from whom it was issued, but I haven't found a source or explanation that convinces me. If anybody has more credible resources and explanations for the origin of this gun, please send it my way. It has some checking on the front, which my family assumes is a "body count" from my great-great-grandfather's days in the mafia (true story), but I imagine it was really just a bad attempt to enhance the grip. The original grips have been misplaced since it was in gggdad's possession, and has had faux-ivory grips on it ever since. Does anybody know any information about this: what this may be worth, how to increase or maintain it's value, or it's origin?