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Lot 454: Documented U.S. Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Exceptional Documented U.S. Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol with Original Box Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Exceptional Documented U.S. Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol with Original Box Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1903 Pocket Hammerless
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 ACP
Barrel: 3 3/4 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 315
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1942, shipped to Britain during World War II, and inspected at the Birmingham Proof House. One of a number of weapons supplied as part of "Lend-Lease", many of which were released as surplus in the 1960s and commercially proofed prior to sale. Blade front and flat-top notch rear sights, standard slide markings, "U.S. PROPERTY" marking on right side of frame along with two British proofs, proof/tonnage marks on the barrel, and checkered Colt medallion grips. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as shipment to the Port Transportation Officer at the New York Port of Embarkation in Brooklyn on 19 December 1944. Includes a hand numbered to match Kraft style box and an extra magazine.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 99% of the original parkerized finish with only the slightest hints of edge wear and some packing grease residue. The grips are also excellent with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The otherwise fine original box has one end of the lid absent, some tears, and mild wear.



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