Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3517: U.S. World War II Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless Pistol

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

U.S. Property Marked World War II Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

U.S. Property Marked World War II Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1908
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 380 ACP
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 475
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 272
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1943 with standard markings as well as the rare and desirable "U.S. PROPERTY" marking on the right side of the frame. It is fitted with blade front and flat top notch rear sights, and checkered grips with Colt medallions. There is a length of copper wire wrapped around the frame and slide through the trigger guard with a lead seal marked "U.S." on one side and with an ordnance bomb on the other. This pistols serial number falls very close to another identified General Officer's pistol, serial number 136546. Includes a hand numbered to match Kraft style box and an extra magazine.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 95% plus of the original blue finish with a few scattered small patches of plum patina/very light surface pitting, primarily on the frame just above the trigger. The bottom of the frame around the butt has some repetitive deep nicks that have been touched up with cold blue. The grips are excellent with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The box is very good with some mild wear and a few tears visible on the seams of the lid.



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