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Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP - Japanese Shipment

Model M .32 ACP - Shipped to Tokyo, Japan in 1939

Model M .32 ACP sn 531041 - This was one of 1601 guns shipped to Kawaguchiya Firearms Company, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan on January 3, 1939.  The factory letter also notes the Bank Associate as Yokahoma Specie Bank, Ltd. 

Model M original Japanese clamshell holster.

Original Japanese clamshell holster for the Colt Model M which accompanied the above gun.   

Japanese markings inside flap of holster.

Japanese markings which appear inside the flap of the holster.  They translate as "Kawasaki, Tokyo"

32 CALIBER COLT markings inside flap of magazine pouch.

".32 CALIBER over C    O    L    T" marking which appears in English on the inside flap of the magazine pouch.

Original Japanese clamshell holster for the Colt Model M.   

Holster comfortably holds a Model 1903 .32 ACP pistol and a spare magazine.

Japanese marking which appears inside the flap of the holster.  It translates as "kyo" presumably for Tokyo.

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