Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number
19246 (circa. 1904) Pistol features early high polish finish, round case
hardened hammer and fire blued trigger, pins and screws. In 1903,
Colt's began producing this model in descending serial number order
starting with serial number 19999. This pistol is the 753rd gun
produced. Only the very earliest examples have the plunge milled
slide serrations. Pictured with this Colt is a very early period
Serial numbers 19999 and 19984
(the first and fifteenth pistols produced) are known to collectors
to have the three line patent marking.
Serial number 199998 (the second gun produced) has the two line patent
marking. Serial number 19246 also has the
two line patent marking with the April 20, 1897 and Sept. 9, 1902 patent dates on the same line.