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Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP & Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP - Standard Variation Type IV

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP Serial Number 103691 Type IV (left side) (ca. 1929) - integrated barrel bushing, 3 3/4" barrel, and magazine safety. (.32 sn range 468001 - 562000) (.380 sn range 93001 - 136000) This example is a commercial Type IV .380 variation with blued finish and machine checkered walnut grips with flush Colt grip medallions in as-new condition with the original box numbered to the gun.  Any discoloration of the above photo is due to the presence of oil on the gun.

Original box for Model M .380 pictured above.  Condition of this box is excellent with all corners intact, excellent paper covering and complete end labels.

 

Hand-written serial number on the bottom label-end of the box.  This was done in the shipping room to make it easier to record the guns in the shipping ledgers at Colt when filling an order.

Model M .380 pictured in original box with instructions.

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP Serial Number 128754 Type IV (left side) (ca. 1938) - integrated barrel bushing, 3 3/4" barrel, and magazine safety.  This example is a commercial Type IV .380 variation with blued finish and machine checkered walnut grips with flush Colt grip medallions in as-new condition with the original box numbered to the gun.

Pistol was one of two shipped to Keith Simmons & Company, Nashville, Tennessee on April 12, 1938.

Original box for Model M .380 pictured above.  Condition of this box is excellent with all corners intact, excellent paper covering and complete end labels.  

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP Serial Number 128754 Type IV (right side)

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP Serial Number 128754 Type IV (left side)

Hand-written serial number on the bottom label-end of the box.  This was done in the shipping room to make it easier to record the guns in the shipping ledgers at Colt when filling an order.

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