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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - April 2010
Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP - Factory Inscribed
P.D.N.Y. No. 171 for the New York City Police

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless - .380 ACP serial number 15398 with factory roll mark "P.D.N.Y. No. 171" on right side of frame above grip. Pistol has original finish. Over 800 of these pistols were ordered by the New York City Police Department around 1915 for issue to detectives.

Prior to ordering these Colt pistols, the New York Police Department issued to its officers Colt New Police .32 revolvers that were factory engraved with the inscription "New York Police" on the back strap.

The man in the photograph who is not in uniform is Alfred P. Lane, Olympic shooter and gold medalist.  Lane was hired by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in 1914 to train police officers how to shoot with the new semi-auto Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 caliber pistols. Photo is dated March 16, 1914.  Source: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Model M .380 serial number 15398 factory rollmarked "P.D.N.Y. No. 171" right side.

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