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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - April 2001
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP (Model N)
Serial Number 106082
Master Engraved Model N signed by William H. Gough


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A cased Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP, engraved and signed by William H. Gough.  Serial number 106082, signed on the frame beneath the grip "DES & ENG BY W.H. GOUGH"  Colt medallion Type II checkered mother of pearl grips, the left with gold inlaid monogram, "W M H".  Engraved in Gough's distinctive leafy style with lined background (which cuts through markings and serial number, as was his practice with profuse coverage).  This pistol is the earliest known Colt signed by Gough and may have served as his initial sample for Colt's.  It is also the earliest known Colt handgun signed by a factory engraver.

For other factory engraved Colt Vest Pocket pistols by William H. Gough, See:

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