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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - February 2005
Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP (Model M)
Serial Number 531041
Japanese Shipment of 1939

Model M .32 ACP - Shipped to Tokyo, Japan in 1939

Model M .32 ACP sn 531041 - This was one of 1601 guns shipped to Kawaguchiya Firearms Company, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan on January 3, 1939.  The factory letter also notes the Bank Associate as Yokahoma Specie Bank, Ltd. 

Model M original Japanese clamshell holster.

Original Japanese clamshell holster for the Colt Model M which accompanied the above gun.   

Japanese markings inside flap of holster.

Japanese markings which appear inside the flap of the holster.  They translate as "Kawasaki, Tokyo"

32 CALIBER COLT markings inside flap of magazine pouch.

".32 CALIBER" over "C    O    L    T" marking which appears in English on the inside flap of the magazine pouch.

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