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Lot 1557: Pre-World War II Colt Vest Pocket Model 1908 Pistol

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Excellent Documented Colt Vest Pocket Model 1908 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box and Factory Letter

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

Excellent Documented Colt Vest Pocket Model 1908 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1908 Vest Pocket
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 25 ACP
Barrel: 2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Views: 258
Item Interest: Average
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Catalog Page: 287
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1928 with standard two-line address/patent dates and Rampant Colt on the left of the slide, caliber marking on the right, serial number on the left of the frame, "1/VP" and "91" marked trigger guard, and standard features. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as shipment to Jordan Hardware Co. for H.C. Middleton on 19 November 1928. Includes the original Colt maroon box. Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 99% of the original blue and vivid casehardened finishes with only the slightest handling evidence. The grips are also excellent with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The box is very good with one side panel of the lid detached and mild wear.



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