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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - August 2003
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP
Factory Master Engraved and Factory Gold Plated
Serial Number 296948

 
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1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP Serial Number 296948 - A rare factory master engraved and factory gold plated Model M. This pistol was one of 12 pistols engraved by William Gough shipped October 27, 1919 overseas.  The left grip has a gold inset plaque, presumably for a foreign presentation of some sort.  There were 27 factory gold plated .32s, most of which were exported to foreign countries.

See the February 2002 Gun of the Month for another example of a non-engraved factory gold plated Model M .32.

 

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1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP Serial Number 296951- A rare factory master engraved and factory gold plated Model M. This pistol was one of 12 pistols engraved by William Gough shipped October 27, 1919 overseas.  There were 27 factory gold plated .32s, most of which were exported to foreign countries.

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