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Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP - Tientsin British Maritime Customs Police

Model M B.M.C.P.
Photographs courtesy of J. Salopuro

1908 Colt Model M .380 serial number 105244 No. 85  - marked B.M.C.P. 85 on the right side of the frame, above the trigger.  The slide also has the number 85 stamped in front of the right slide legend.  There were five shipments that account for a total of 355 pistols.  This is part of the second contract of 55 pistols shipped on 4/26/29.  The serial numbers of the shipment range from 105207 - 105261.  These guns have factory lanyard loops, the safety disconnector is removed and have been numbered post-factory 51 - 105.

Model M B.M.C.P.

Left side of B.M.C.P. 85 (note the presence of the lanyard loop.)

Close up of the B.M.C.P. 85 marking on the frame and the 85 marking on the slide.  The earliest variations of these pistols had the markings individually stamped.  The markings on later variations were applied with a roll die.

H. Worff Collection

1908 Colt Model M .380 serial number 120569 No. 119  - marked B.M.C.P. 119 on the right side of the frame, above the trigger.  The slide also has the number 119 stamped in front of the right slide legend.  There were five shipments that account for a total of 355 pistols.  This is part of the third contract of 100 pistols shipped on 6/11/35.  The serial numbers of the shipment range from 118753 - 120993.  These guns do not have factory lanyard loops, the safety disconnector is removed and have been numbered post-factory 106 - 205.

H. Worff Collection

Left side of B.M.C.P. 150 (note the lack of the lanyard loop.)

H. Worff Collection

Close up of the B.M.C.P. 119 marking on the frame and the 119 marking on the slide.  The earliest variations of these pistols had the markings individually stamped.  The markings on later variations were applied with a roll die.

H. Worff Collection

Close-up of trigger showing the number "3" partially visible on the left side.  There is a corresponding number "3" on the right forward part of the slide.

1908 Colt Model M .380 serial number 120871 No. 150  - marked B.M.C.P. 150 on the right side of the frame, above the trigger.  The slide also has the number 150 stamped in front of the right slide legend.  There were five shipments that account for a total of 355 pistols.  This is part of the third contract of 100 pistols shipped on 6/11/35.  The serial numbers of the shipment range from 118753 - 120993.  These guns do not have factory lanyard loops, the safety disconnector is removed and have been numbered post-factory 106 - 205.

Left side of B.M.C.P. 150 (note the lack of the lanyard loop.)

Close up of the B.M.C.P. 150 marking on the frame and the 150 marking on the slide.  The earliest variations of these pistols had the markings individually stamped.  The markings on later variations were applied with a roll die.

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