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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - July 1999
Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP Pistols
Serial Numbers 869 & 870
A Consecutive Serial Numbered Pair of Barrel Bushing Pistols

1908 Colt .380 sn 869

Colt Model M 1908 .380 ACP Pocket Hammerless Pistol Serial Number 869 - This is a very early barrel bushing variation of the Model M in .380 ACP.  With just over 6000 of these guns produced, these pistols are seldom encountered by collectors in any condition.  Number 869 was purchased at a local East Coast show several years ago. This pistol was shipped on September 23, 1908 to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company, Chicago, Illinois in a shipment of 10 guns.

1908 Colt .380 sn 870

Colt Model M 1908 .380 ACP Pocket Hammerless Pistol Serial Number 870 - A few years after purchasing 869, 870 appeared at a West Coast auction. This pistol was shipped on September 23, 1908 to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company, Chicago, Illinois in a shipment of 10 guns.

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