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Lot 3546: U.S. Property World War II Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

U.S. Property Marked World War II Production Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

U.S. Property Marked World War II Production Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1903 Pocket Hammerless
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 ACP
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 285
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1944 with "U.S. PROPERTY" mark on the right side of the frame. Matching number slide and frame. Introduced as a commercial pistol, the 1903 was adopted by the U.S. military after proving a commercial success and became the standard sidearm for General Officers during WWII and still issued into the 1970s. Although this pistols serial number falls in the middle of known General Officer pistols, it is not identified as such (570824, 570826, and 570830 all identified). Provenance: The Gus Cargile Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% of the original parkerized finish with some light edge wear and some light thinning on the grip straps. The grips are very good as refinished and sanded smooth with some scattered light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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