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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - March 2013
Colt 1903 Pocket Hammer .38 ACP Factory Engraved
Serial Number 29350

Factory Engraved Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350 - Pistol is the second factory engraved example produced and was shipped with a blue finish and mother of pearl stocks.  This pistol was factory refinished in nickel at some point (note "K" on upper right trigger guard) and the mother of pearl stocks were replaced with standard hard rubber stocks.  The Colt factory letter confirms the original configuration and indicates this pistol was shipped on June 28, 1911 to J.H. McLain, address unavailable.  There's a special notation indicating that it was "Furnished with 50 cartridges."

Factory Engraved Colt 1903 Pocket Hammer Pistols

28238 35857 46159 47131
29350 37055 46611 47187
31565 44204 46949  
33923 45426 47123  

Serial numbers in bold are known examples.

Factory Engraved Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350 - Colt Factory Letter

Original entry from the Colt Special Orders Ledger for Colt 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350. "June 13, 1911, Engr 15th, 925, 29350 1 38/c Colt Aut. Pistol Pocket, Pearl, Engr 1 1/4"

Factory Engraved Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350 - right side view.

Factory Engraved Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350 - close-up of "K" marking on upper right flat of trigger guard indicating that this pistol was returned to Colt's at some point for refinishing or repair.  Given the quality of the nickel finish, it's suspected that this finish was applied by Colt's.

Factory Engraved Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350 - engraving at rear slide around hammer.

Factory Engraved Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350 - engraving on front grip strap, bottom of trigger guard and underside of frame.

Factory Engraved Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350 - engraving on top of slide around sights.

Factory Engraved Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350 - engraving on rear grip strap.

Factory Engraved Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350 - engraving on front grip strap.

Factory Engraved Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350 - pictured with period single loop style holster.

Factory Engraved Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350 - left side pictures on top of period holster.

Factory Engraved Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer serial number 29350 - right side pictures on top of period holster.

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