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Lot 388: Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Exceptional Documented Nickel Plated Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Semi-Automatic Pistol with Pearl Grips, Box, and Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Exceptional Documented Nickel Plated Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Semi-Automatic Pistol with Pearl Grips, Box, and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1908 Vest Pocket
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 25 ACP
Barrel: 2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: pearl
Stock:
Item Views: 707
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 269
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1921 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 "99" marked trigger guard, pearl grips with Colt medallions, and otherwise standard features. The included factory letter confirms the nickel plating, grips not listed, as well as shipment to Sutcliffe Company in Louisville, Kentucky on 21 December 1931. Also included is a period correct, replacement Colt maroon box with additional "PEARL NICKEL" label.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 99% plus of the original nickel finish with some scattered very light handling marks. The grips are very fine with a couple hairline age cracks/very light chips, and otherwise minimal handling evidence. Mechanically excellent. The box is fine with some mild wear and the label partially absent.



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