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Lot 3609: Two American Semi-Automatic Pistols in .32 ACP

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Two American Semi-Automatic Pistols in .32 ACP

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Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,700

A) Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1903 Pocket Hammerless
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 ACP
Barrel: 3 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 358
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 281
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1911, the standard two-line, two-block address and patent dates on the left of the slide, followed by the circled Rampant Colt. The right of the slide has the two-line caliber marking. The serial number is on the left of the frame and "VP" on the left of the trigger guard. It is fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with "COLT" banners and circled Rampant Colts.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 50% of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina and some scattered patches of light pitting. The grips are very good with moderate handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



B) Remington Model 51 Pistol

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: 51
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 ACP
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 358
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 281
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured from 1918 to 1934. Fixed blade and notch sights, standard markings on the frame and top of slide, and checkered Remington-UMC trademark grips. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% plus of the original blue finish with some areas of the slide showing a slight plum hue and a some scattered patches of light spotting/very light surface pitting. The grips are also very fine with some scattered light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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