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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - July 2018
Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP (Model M)
Military Contract with G.H.D. Inspectors Mark

Colt Pocket Hammerless 1908 .380 ACP serial number 134212 G.H.D. Inspected - Colt Factory Letter confirms that this gun was one of 18 shipped on March 1, 1943 to "officer in charge, Hartford sub-office, Springfield Ordnance District for Major Starbuck."  It was processed on Colt Factory Order # 2973. It was in the same shipment as Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP serial number 134767.

Colt Pocket Hammerless 1908 .380 ACP serial number 134212 G.H.D. Inspected -pictured with its original commercial box numbered to the gun.

Colt Pocket Hammerless 1908 .380 ACP serial number 134212 G.H.D. Inspected -

Colt Pocket Hammerless 1908 .380 ACP serial number 134212 G.H.D. Inspected - Right side of pistol. Note the lack of the "U.S. PROPERTY" marking on the right side of the frame as this was shipped pre-Government Contract and was part of the early blanket procured Colt pistol shipments in 1943.

Colt Pocket Hammerless 1908 .380 ACP serial number 134212 G.H.D. Inspected - top of slide.

Colt Pocket Hammerless 1908 .380 ACP serial number 134212 G.H.D. Inspected - Close-up of G.H.D. - notice the factory error of how the VP was missed on the trigger guard flat.

Colt Pocket Hammerless 1908 .380 ACP serial number 134212 G.H.D. Inspected - Front grip strap.

Colt Pocket Hammerless 1908 .380 ACP serial number 134212 G.H.D. Inspected - Grip safety.

Colt Pocket Hammerless 1908 .380 ACP serial number 134212 G.H.D. Inspected - Muzzle.

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