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Auction Date: December 6, 2015

Lot 3591: Colt - 1903

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Exceptional U.S. Military Colt Model 1903 Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500
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Serial #Colt - 1903 ManufacturerColt Model1903
TypePistol Gauge32 Colt Catalog Page210
Barrel3-3/4 Inch FinishParkerized GripWalnut
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionLate production, U.S. marked Colt .32 ACP M1903 Pocket Pistol. The pistol has a parkerized finish and checkered walnut stocks. The stocks are inlaid with German Silver Colt Medallions. The right side of the frame is marked: "U.S. PROPERTY". The opposite side has the serial number, "567760" located above trigger guard and a small Ordnance Corps escutcheon stamped at the rear of the frame behind the slide safety. The right side of the slide is marked: "COLT AUTOMATIC/CALIBRE 32 RIMLESS SMOKELESS" in two lines. The opposite side of the slide is marked: "COLT'S PT. F.A.MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A./PATENTED APR. 20, 1897. DEC. 22, 1903" in two lines with the Rampant Colt located behind the slide serrations. The Colt "VP" proof mark is stamped on the left side of the trigger guard bow. The magazine is blued and the floor plate is marked: "CAL. 32/COLT" in two lines.

ConditionExcellent. The pistol is in near new condition and retains at least 98% of the original parkerized finish. The edges of the Ordnance Corps escutcheon on the left side of the frame are bright. The grips are in near new condition with sharp checkering and only very minor handling wear. The magazine retains nearly all the original blue finish. The pistol appears to be un-issued and is a top example of a WWII U.S. Colt M1903 Pocket semi-automatic Pistol.
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