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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - February 2000
Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP
Factory Engraved and Inscribed

Model M .380 Factory Engraved and Inscribed

February's Gun of the Month is an early factory engraved and factory inscribed Colt Model M caliber .380 blued finish with Type II mother-of-pearl grips. Note the presence of factory monogram below. Monograms located on the rear of the slide/frame are extremely uncommon as most were located on the grip safety or on the frame in front of or behind the serial number.  Factory letter confirms all features of this one gun shipment to J.R. Beno on March 19, 1912.

Factory inscribed "JRB" monogram on rear of frame for J.R. Beno. This monogram was done by the Cuno Helfricht shop.

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