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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - November 2000
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP
Factory Engraved and Gold Plated

Factory engraved and gold plated Model N

Model N Gold Plated and Factory Engraved - Serial number 68443 sold and shipped to Wm. G. Rolston, May 20, 1912.  Colt Special Order Ledger lists this pistol as gold plated, factory engraved #3, although the grade of engraving is not mentioned in the factory letter. This pistol has mother-of-pearl Colt grips that have been embellished with "W R" and the date 1912.  In addition, the grips have rather crude cuts along the edge of each grip, presumably to improve the shooters grip on the pistol.  The grips are factory and while the monogram appears to be period work, it is not confirmed in the factory letter.  Additionally, the crude cuts along the edge of the grips are not characteristic of Colt factory work.

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