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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - March 2017
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP
Belgian Contract Production Overrun
Shipped to Theo H. Davies and Company, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
 

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 234938 - blue finish with Type III Colt checkered hard rubber stocks.  Pistol has Diamond "A" stamped on the left side of the frame to the right of the serial number, indicating it was part of the production for the Belgian Contract order of 1915.  This contract was terminated early and a number of the contract overrun pistols were shipped to commercial distributors for retail sale.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 234938 - Colt Historical Factory Letter indicates this pistol was manufactured on December 27, 1916 and was one of 40 shipped on December 28, 1916 to Theo H. Davies and Company, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii.

 

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 234938 - Close-up of Diamond "A" marking on the frame.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 234938 - Factory maroon cardboard box numbered to the pistol.

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