Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 538: Pre-World War II Colt Vest Pocket Model 1908 Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Excellent Documented Pre-War Colt Vest Pocket Model 1908 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter, Holster, and Original Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Excellent Documented Pre-War Colt Vest Pocket Model 1908 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter, Holster, and Original Box

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1908 Vest Pocket
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 25 ACP
Barrel: 2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 440
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 313
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: -
Description:

Manufactured in 1926 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, "W/VP" and "25" marked trigger guard, and standard features. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration (including checkered wood grips!) as well as shipment to York-Ambrose Arms Co. on 10 February 1926. Includes the original Colt maroon box (with scarce end label wood/nickel) and an "H.HEISER" marked tooled leather holster. Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 99% plus of the original nickel finish with some light handling evidence. The grips are excellent with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The box is very good with some mild wear, and the holster is fine with light wear.



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